Originally Posted by kgtuning
Yeah 10.53 @ 5.2 GHz is my best
yeah, now I remember, I still have to try beating you
... however it seems that my chip would take around 1.67v to be stable at 5.2GHz under Cinebench ... not so eager to try that out anytime soon ... unless I could drop the ambient room temps to like 13C ... kinda hard to do in an apartment without heating control (building central heating in order).
Originally Posted by ripsaw
Could eist be causing the crashes? Does anyone think Intel will exchange this dodgy voltage chip?
I doubt it is EIST really causing the crashes at such clock... but by all means try switching to a fixed vcore and disable EIST, C1E and all C states and see if it gets any better (it could).
Intel will replace anything if you buy the Intel Performance Tuning Protection Plan at $25 (kicks in after 30 days from purchase) and request a replacement under that Performance Tuning warranty... however last time I did that I received the worst possible clocker chip ever LOL!
you could be better off buying a n ewone in Microcenter and selling the old one on ebay. Microcenter takes returns for exchange for 30 days if you want some binning