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Is this a golden 3770k?

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I bought a computer off of craigslist for a friend the other day, and it happened to include an Asus Rampage V Extreme and a 3770k. The previous owner didn't overclock it and neither will my friend (Yes I see the overkill) so I decided I would while I have it. I saw one of the CPU steppings in the BIOS was 4.4GHz, so I selected that and set the vcore to 1.15v just to see what'd happen.

It's been Prime95 stable for five hours now, temps don't break 60c (Cooler is a Corsair H80). I haven't overclocked since Nehalem, am I just ignorant to IB's averages or is this a golden chip?

    
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post #2 of 45
dont know about nehalem but ib is supposedly HOTTER than sandy bridge.... you got a good chip! i would mess around with the oc to see where it goes!
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Bumped it to 4.5GHz since I posted this, Prime95 stable since then. Same voltage. There a particular stress test I should be doing? Been doing Small FFT so far.
    
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post #4 of 45
I do blend on prime. thats amazing!
post #5 of 45
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During Blend (Reset the high/low temps during stress):



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post #6 of 45
mind=blown
what cooler do you use?
*EDIT* never mind i just read it up top. THATS CRAZY
post #7 of 45
which batch is this?
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3244C494, Costa Rica.
    
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post #10 of 45
Temps are good, voltage is just above average.
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