PS. I'm in two minds about RMA'ing it. I love my chip and hate fraud (been a recent victim of fraud myself, it isn't pleasant). If ONLY I could run it on dual channel I would be happy. Even in the future if 8GB's don't "cut it" I could easily do 2x 16GB or 2x 8GB
You can't do dual channel? I thought the problem was that one of 4 ram slots, you can't use (and isn't that likely a motherboard issue rather than cpu issue? I had a mobo just fine, overclocked athlon ii x4 1333mhz cl7 1.5v oc ram, i put in a different cpu, tons of stability issues, was tearing hear out trying to get any overclock stable and i thought it may have been due to the fact that 6 of the pins were broken and i had used cable to replace them, and it just turned out that the mobo had bad slots - dont know if its when my gf shocked the board with static 2 years ago when i built the system, maybe its all the voltage i gave everything, maybe it had something to do with the chip, i just know i moved the ram over and everything worked just fine, it was actually a golden overclocker of a chip too).
You only need to run custom small fft 8 min/max for a few minutes before it reaches your max. A couple extras hours after 5-15 minutes of custom 8 fft length will maybe raise temps 1-2*C at the very most. It really gives you a great picture of your temperature profile, and ime, it's higher than ibt or anything else.
I do not know anything about folding though, I have no experience with it. I mean I know a lot about folding, actually, Pande doesn't know what he's talking about and folding@home is meaningless for cancer research. Friend of mine is involved with protein folding research and apparently people in his field hate pande.
Ivan, others who saw me post about my RAM not being able to do xmp (the 2000mhz cl7 1.65v mushkins). They aren't stable at their xmp profile, I just hci memtested them on another system (different 3570k, msi g41, different everything, psu, ssd, etc) and they fail pretty quick.
$25 for mushkins that aren't stable at their xmp profile of 2000 CL7 1.65v, but are at 1.7v or 1866 CL7 1.65v.... I still dont want to leave bad ebay feedback because that's still a great price for great ram (i mean i dont think they are broken or anything, and as for them possibly causing my bad overclocks, I tested g skill ares ram 2x4gb 1600 cl9 1.5v and the overclocks fail, dont boot, etc, at same settings).Edited by Belial - 2/5/13 at 10:57pm