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Dont know if this has been posted. I found it to be an interesting read.


http://www.legitreviews.com/article/427/
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Heck, 3.2 ghz stable?

Dang..
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Although it is far from orthodox and practical I took the system outside and onto the patio for the rest of the time I spent overclocking it. St. Louis just had a huge ice storm and with about 3 inches of clear ice on the patio and plenty of snow I figured the nice below freezing temperatures would be the best way to cool AMD's Quad FX platform.

I feel it's safe to say that a pair of FX-74 processors and the ASUS L1N64-SLI WS motherboard are pretty uneventful overclockers.
LMAO Just put the *cough, cough* in a damn freezer.
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Maybe we can teach the NooB reviewer how to cool those suckers down

I will say, If 3.2 is all those chips can do, I am sorely dissapointed in AMD.
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post #5 of 63
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Heck, 3.2 ghz stable?

Dang..
I really hope youre being sarcastic there...
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125W, 90nm, stock cooling.. Not sarcastic at all.
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post #7 of 63
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125W, 90nm, stock cooling.. Not sarcastic at all.
Except that the stock cooling design is much better than Intel's. And despite the fact that the Pentium D 840 runs hotter than hell, has a worse cooler design and is also 90nm, it still manages to overclock better, despite the atrocious temps. Heck, that guy even took the Quad FX system outside into freezing weather and it still didnt make a difference.

Its called 65nm AMD, 65nm. Youve got the technology. Use it.
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Except that the stock cooling design is much better than Intel's. And despite the fact that the Pentium D 840 runs hotter than hell, has a worse cooler design and is also 90nm, it still manages to overclock better, despite the atrocious temps. Heck, that guy even took the Quad FX system outside into freezing weather and it still didnt make a difference.

Its called 65nm AMD, 65nm. Youve got the technology. Use it.
my P4 940 ran 61c idle and 84c load with stock cooling. With AS5.
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Except that the stock cooling design is much better than Intel's. And despite the fact that the Pentium D 840 runs hotter than hell, has a worse cooler design and is also 90nm, it still manages to overclock better, despite the atrocious temps. Heck, that guy even took the Quad FX system outside into freezing weather and it still didnt make a difference.

Its called 65nm AMD, 65nm. Youve got the technology. Use it.
Uhh..

Do the words AMD, 3.0 stock, and 3.2 ghz on air mean anything? lol. The board could just be a dud on OC'ing, but for it to be at 3.2 ghz on air is still a feat.
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LOL did that person forgot to raise the voltage on the memory and other setting? 217MHz overclocked....my P4 stock was 200MHz lol.
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