Originally Posted by jlhawn
are the SuperNova psu as good as the reviews I have read?
So far my SuperNova G2 1300W hasn't given me any problems. It's 100% modular and does a great job with my build. I see less issues while overclocking for sure. Some of the best trusted reviews gave the PSU damn near 100%. Of course I'm speaking about my PSU. I opted out of the 1000W since I plan to run Quad Radeon 7990 and my highly overclocked CPU.
I also run 1333Mhz RAM as well.
Originally Posted by Rage19420
Looks like the only boards out there that are able to get to 4ghz+ is the Sabertooth. Mine max's out at 3.2ghz. Those are some solid boards for sure.
It appears so. I've seen you on the other boards\web-sites as well. I'm gonna be posting a update soon since I've been doing more benching at 4.1Ghz. After I'm going to test 4.4Ghz. Sabertooth X58 seems to do the job.
Originally Posted by superj1977
My UD7 will do 215 all day long with no problem at all, not tried any higher.
So this CPU is ok with x20 multiplier then? if so then maybe i will try one soon as they are cheap on ebay.
Slow it down cowboy. Hold your horses. This chip isn't like the i7's or like the"X" chips. It's a "L
"5639, "Low-Power". Which makes it great for overclocking. However you need to focus on x18 multiplier rather than the x20 multiplier. You will be hitting 3.870Mhz [3.8-3.9Ghz] all day long. Getting the x20 requires specific settings to be enabled [C-State, Speedstep, etc]. The Multiplier will fluctuate depending on which cores are being used. The chip always drops to it's idle state [2.6Ghz I believe] when not being used.
I've also heard reports of some motherboards dropping as low as the x16 multiplier [3.4Ghz for your build] while in use. It depends solely on the motherboard and the BIOS. Not ever board is able to stay at x18 and not everyone can keep the x20 stable. I'm on the Sabertooth and I've gotten my chip as high as 4.5Ghz and 4.1Ghz [locked]. Still overall it's a great chip. I'm going to be posting my recent overclocks at 4.1Ghz later today. I have a few things to do this morning for my job.