Originally Posted by Scorpion49
Originally Posted by BinaryDemon
I'm curious if 5.9ghz would be enough to win a single benchmark.
It wouldn't be worth anything because it was a validation run. The CPU was most likely not capable of any kind of load there, 2 cores 1.7V at 5900mhz.
You might be able to get away with it if you can keep it cool. I ran 1.7v IBT AVX mode on my 8350 and it's still alive. All 8 cores fully active.
It is just pretty impossible to keep cool. It overwhelmed by RS360 Raystorm kit pretty quickly. Plus for some reason AMDs start to make loud whining noises when you ram that much voltage through it. At least I think it's the CPU, it might be the PSU but it sounds more like it's coming from the CPU. It sounds like CPUs used to when they would make that sexy grumbling sound when under load, except it's a lot higher pitched.
Either way the chips still alive so I don't care. I really didn't expect to have it still be alive this long and I was expecting SR by now but oh well.
But regardless some of you seem to underestimate how much voltage you can ram through these chips without hurting them. Maybe this winter I will bring the house down nice and cold and see what I can do.
EDIT: I could only really pull about 5.2ghz at 1.7v without it crashing. IBT gave out bad results as well but it was at least kind of stable. Anything above that, I would say, is pretty good.Edited by sdlvx - 9/3/13 at 10:12pm