I would feel wasted if I were you, but that's exactly what has driven me to sell mine, I'm soon to own a zalman lq series cooler (the one that causes the vREGs to overheat from extreme overclocks), now because of reaching out I have people asking me for hardware stuff, now my problem is keeping up with the demand of guys who want ivys. So I might be in a good position to try the lottery several times or just might as well just go after Haswell. My chip was bought on around 22nd Dec from tigerdirect and it is a 3237....B batch.
It is actually on offset yes. What I like about it is it idles very nicely at 1.6v and 0.8v but with manual its constantly at the vcore you set it in the first place. One bad thing about this is I have already tried that even with manual that bsod still shows up but much much later than in offset no matter what the setting, I can't get anything above 4.5Ghz to stick in prime no matter what. Am using the Z77X-D3H, there is a planned UD3H on the way just because it was used to LN2 overclock in tweaktown and got rediculous overclocks on the 3570k but I have also been looking the Asus way though but not sure because all my builds have been gigabyte all the way. What is your current mobo?
Edited by TLM-610 - 5/11/13 at 2:20pm