Originally Posted by PuffinMyLye
That's a real solid chip still. Wouldn't trade that in for a luck of the draw run at it.
Good to know. I think I'll try to find a stable 5.2 with HT on. Yours took 1.52 Hokies? I dont' know if I'll be able to beat that in terms of getting in 100% stable.
it's the best I had (had 2 same ones from same batch 3224B), I think I will stick to it as daily 4.9GHz is plenty for me and can still bench 5.2 which is good enough.
however for 5.2 ... I can barely get that one stable with HT on up to 1.65V or so ... so it's not so safe on my chip as it is on yours
Originally Posted by Arm3nian
Does anyone here know anything about ssd's... I can't find an answer anywhere. Anyway, my problem is that sometimes my raid 0 120gb intel 520 ssd's run at half speed. Sometimes in atto they get 1gbps, sometimes 500mbps. Before I switched to windows 8, I didn't format it manually, so I think that is the problem. I switched back to 7 and still half speed. Not only that, but I actually load slower than most people in games, 500mbps is still fast, but it does not seem i am getting that in games, before, I would always be the first, not the case anymore. I installed the drivers, and ya i'm running 6gbps intel ports with 6gbps cables. I think I need to secure erase or w/e its called... Any thoughts?
you have to turn OFF the C-states in CPU power saving features (C3, C6, C7, C-package, etc.), most SSDs suffer halved speeds with those on. if your MB has them on auto then BIOS decides when they get turned on or off depending on CPU load and such.
Originally Posted by Hokies83
Not what i heard and have read in the past running your chip un stable destroys it.
never heard of it and based on own experience call it BS. I was running barely stable OCs daily on Q9450 for a long time and never had degradation problems because of that. I did have ocassional crashes under full load, yeah, hence why I always push towards rock solid stability to avoid potential OS corruption or wasted time.
Originally Posted by Leyaena
The main reason would probably be to never have to worry about your pc crashing due to instability, whatever you're doing