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Poll Results: Which Ivy Bridge CPU did you buy?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 50% of voters (692)
    i5 3570k
  • 43% of voters (586)
    i7 3770k
  • 6% of voters (91)
    Other
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post #1991 of 7362
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I could, but I need this processor to last a few years. I'm worried if I up the voltage that it might die too soon

well idk what to tell you then. these chips are crap until you de-lid them IMO and I am wishing I had just gotten a 2500k for $50 less and waited for haswell to upgrade.
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I have done the pea-drop size method and the X method. I have applied thermal paste to well over 20 processors before and have never had problems until now frown.gif

hmmm, not sure man. as much as I hate to tell you, I think you might have just lost the lottery. you might look into an rma like some others around here have done.
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well idk what to tell you then. these chips are crap until you de-lid them IMO and I am wishing I had just gotten a 2500k for $50 less and waited for haswell to upgrade.

well, some are crap, others are not so much. I will give it at least 6 months till I delid mine, just for funsies. but I am extremely pleased with it. yes its a hot bastard, but its a challenge I've had a lot of fun with. I want to lap my phantek and add a third 140 fan first to drop the temps. also I can wait till a colorado winter.

but for now, at 4.4, its benching with 2500k's at ~4.7. which is a ton of power in my opinion tongue.gif
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Does anyone know how to disable the IGP? Mobo is in sig rig. Getting a 670 soon so I won't have a need for it to be enabled, I don't see any option in bios, I can choose to use either onboard or pci exprses but i'm not sure when I set it to pci-e with my 670 in, that it'll disable itself. Others have said you can't, and just manually set the amount of ram it reserves for itself to the lowest you can.
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well, some are crap, others are not so much. I will give it at least 6 months till I delid mine, just for funsies. but I am extremely pleased with it. yes its a hot bastard, but its a challenge I've had a lot of fun with. I want to lap my phantek and add a third 140 fan first to drop the temps. also I can wait till a colorado winter.
but for now, at 4.4, its benching with 2500k's at ~4.7. which is a ton of power in my opinion tongue.gif

True mate the performance i get out of my chip is more then enough to keep me happy (FOR NOW) even at stock i would have been reasonably happy but as we do here at OCN we just cant help to push them a bit further then just stock lol thumb.gif
    
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Does anyone know how to disable the IGP? Mobo is in sig rig. Getting a 670 soon so I won't have a need for it to be enabled, I don't see any option in bios, I can choose to use either onboard or pci exprses but i'm not sure when I set it to pci-e with my 670 in, that it'll disable itself. Others have said you can't, and just manually set the amount of ram it reserves for itself to the lowest you can.

why not take full advantage and use it ninja.gif
    
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why not take full advantage and use it ninja.gif

Not sure what you mean. I am, and have been using it now, but when my 670 comes I won't need it anymore. Are you referring to quick sync or virtu or whatever it's called?
Edited by venomblade - 6/8/12 at 10:34am
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Not sure what you mean. I am, and have been using it now, but when my 670 comes I won't need it anymore. Are you referring to quick sync?

no i`m saying just cause you have a 670 coming does not mean you should disable the IGP wait till after you test and run benches wink.gif if how ever you were to get 2x 670 and run them in sli the IGP will not be needed or even work for that matter in conjunction with the two 670`s
    
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I know this may seem like a really stupid question to ask, but if I get a replacement processor, do I need to reinstall the OS?

I can see reasons for me having to reinstall it and reasons not to.

Thanks,
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I know this may seem like a really stupid question to ask, but if I get a replacement processor, do I need to reinstall the OS?
I can see reasons for me having to reinstall it and reasons not to.
Thanks,
Big Al

Nope. Don't need to Re-install when changing platform either.
You might have to do a double reboot when changing platform for Windows 7 to adjust.
I had a I7 2700k in my mobo, switched it out the next week for my 3770k. Windows couldn't care less.
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