Originally Posted by AaronMa
My chip gets 4.4 GHZ at 1.375.
Tell me mine is awful.
I bought mine from Amazon.. Well out of its 30 day exchange/refund policy.
Wonder if Intel actually tests the CPU when you send it in.. Or if they throw it in the "RMA Room"..
Just saying I could technically tell them it doesn't work properly..
But again, that is immoral.. :/
Well, if I were you I'd get over it, no offence.
My 2600k does 4.4 GHz at 1.32V, and hits a brick wall there. I'm thinking it'll need well over 1.4V for 4.6 GHz, Prime95 crashes instantly with 1.35V for 4.5 GHz, which means it'll probably need a lot more voltage. Now it's in a dedicated folding machine cranking out a nice number of PPD.
I just got a 3570k as well though that can do 4.5 GHz with 1.2V, which is a decent chip, temps do get a bit high (around 70-75C for this OC on a H212).
I'd really like to push the 3570k to 5 GHz in the winter though, and put the PC outside on a cold day, so the temps stay down and I don't need to delid it to get cooler temperatures.