Originally Posted by Undervolter
Look. The FX are the first CPU that even i, bothered to overclock for 24/7 use (i have both the 8320 and the 6300 at 4Ghz). Because it's so easy to overclock them and having high turbo, makes little sense to have the turbo on, while you can permanently run at turbo speeds. If i 've managed to overclock them, i am sure you will have no trouble....
Well, you ll aim for a 1Ghz more than me, but then again, you are already overclocker.
The 8300 for 76 euros is in deed shocking. It's ridiculous. I am just glad i hoarded spare parts when the euro was still high, because i hate the feeling that i am being robbed when i think at the prices you pay over there. Already i remember with foul taste, when i paid 65 euros for my last Corsair 8GB RAM kit. When in 2012, i was buying them for like 45 euros. Of course now they are at 75, so i guess i should consider myself lucky for having bought 40GB (5 kits) when it was still cheaper... But i still get angry, when i see a motherboard cost as much as 2 RAM sticks. Feels like someone is making a joke out of you.
I know exactly what you mean.
That's why I wanted to go ahead and strike on this deal before it's gone, and we see these chips stay on the high side until the end of the year....
I am pretty confident I can get a good core clock out of this thing, my biggest concern is the HT and the NB....
Two drastic difference between the thuban I am using now, and the vishera I am going to, are that:
1) Thuban performance is grealty imrpoved through NB overclocking, and is able to achieve 3GHz NB with some extra juice. The Vishera however, does not seem to benefit as much from NB increases, and also seems to have difficulty getting past 2.6GHz without some additional voltage. I really want to find out a sweet spot for the NB, a recommended voltage, and also to knopw does it scale with the CPU and RAM the way thuban does, or will the NB on the vishera get to a certain spot that it likes regardless of RAM or CPU core speed?
1) Thuban does not benefit from HT overclocking at all. And when I say at all, I literally mean that I have seen performance degradation over 2160MHz on the HT. On the other hand, I see people running their visheras with a 3GHz+ HT speed, and I am very curious as to whether or not this is done for stability with FSB scaling, or if this actually shows some performance gains? And if so, what is a good voltage/clock range for the target CPU speed of 4.6-5GHz?
I think those are my biggest curiosities right now. As far as dialing in the core and RAM speeds, that should be pretty straight forward