Originally Posted by stellamonster7
so VonDutch you say another 300MHz is almost 10% performance increase, that's nothing to shrug off when someone is only at 4.5GHz. With what apps, what kind of data can you provide since you know I've said that I can't get stable past 4.6GHz due to temps without delid? I really need proof that it's not only a "push this as far as it can go" attitude for us, but some real-world applications that say I'll get more out day to day.
delid seems like a large time investment for me to conduct patiently and slowly to not screw up. my windows are small b/c I've got Stella every night I come home. I've seen many quoted here and other places that say it's really just e-peen for anything over 4.5GHz when it comes to day to day gains. so please... continue your thought...
Originally Posted by Hokies83
More cpu Helps with Encoding Borderlands 2 and Battle field 3..
I play both those games and work with video sometimes so it means something to me
Also 100mhz depending on the task at hand is anywhere from 2% to 5% per 100mhz
i used Aida64 for that 3% gain in speed number, it was the difference in speed between 4.5 and 4.6ghz..
speedgain from stock to 4.5ghz was about 27%
yea, could be some more with other apps or games ..like i said, it was a personal observation,
not a extended test or something
i think 4.5 - 4.6 - 4.7ghz are the best oc's for most of us, with or without de-lidding, temp and voltage wise.
all depends on how lucky you are/where in the chip lottery ,
i have a "bad" chip when it comes to voltages i need,
and 4.8ghz and higher oc's need that much more voltage,
so you have to think for yourself if its worth the trouble,
to get it stable, even if it means 1.4V -1.5V vcore
if your willing to de-lid to get those speeds, if temps are holding you back.
mine couldnt even run prime at 4.5ghz, i hit 105C in a few seconds...lol
for me that was reason enough to de-lid..
4.5ghz and a 25-30% speedgain for free is great..
i can run 4.6-4.7ghz around 1.3V vcore..4.8ghz needs 1.420V to get it stable in prime..Edited by VonDutch - 10/19/12 at 11:44pm