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got my x5660 today and love it!
after 1hour testing and overclocking im already at 4.59Ghz without crashing! trying for more biggrin.gif

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got my x5660 today and love it!
after 1hour testing and overclocking im already at 4.59Ghz without crashing! trying for more biggrin.gif

Sounds good. I would personally let it run all night while I'm sleep using different tests for at least a well to insure nothing will cause a BSOD\Freezing\Restart at the worst times. Nice Vcore as well.
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Thanks! Maybe i can lower vcore more just set something random lol...
Yeah im working at it. Let it run some tests yesterday like cinebench and 3dmark ,.. Try prime tonight! I come from a i7 950@ 4.4 ghz .. Im happy!
Only strange i cant select MP 22x and 24x frown.gif
It goes straigt from 21x to 23x
And if i select 23x 200mhz cpu-z shows me 4.6ghz but all other shows 4,2ghz and benchmarkscore is same as 4,2ghz..
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Thanks! Maybe i can lower vcore more just set something random lol...
Yeah im working at it. Let it run some tests yesterday like cinebench and 3dmark ,.. Try prime tonight! I come from a i7 950@ 4.4 ghz .. Im happy!
Only strange i cant select MP 22x and 24x frown.gif
It goes straigt from 21x to 23x

Be careful about setting things\options at random lol. You can't select x22 or x24 multiplier since x21 is what the platform is using to determine the frequency . From my understanding several factors decides this, but I'm sure Intel has it setup this way. The motherboard will always use x21 as the target frequency which can easily throw your off while overclocking. In order to get the x24 [x22 haven't see it yet] it will depend on settings [C-states + EIST] and what cores are currently being used.. I've explained how the cores downclock in my review on the first page. You'll probably never see x22 that often since it depends on the cores being used. I'm still performing a few test with this myself.

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And if i select 23x 200mhz cpu-z shows me 4.6ghz but all other shows 4,2ghz and benchmarkscore is same as 4,2ghz.

As I stated above the programs\BIOS will read the x21 multiplier every time. Well at least programs like Cinebench and a few of the 3D Mark programs. Some programs will read 2.80Ghz no matter what. It looks like your CPU is downclocking from 4.6Ghz to 4.2Ghz. Disable C-States and EIST and run the benchmarks again. Open CPU-Z for monitoring. The programs should still show 4.2Ghz, but you should continue to run 4.6Ghz without downclocking. Hope I was able to help you with this. It can easily get confusing.
    
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Be careful about setting things\options at random lol. You can't select x22 or x24 multiplier since x21 is what the platform is using to determine the frequency . From my understanding several factors decides this, but I'm sure Intel has it setup this way. The motherboard will always use x21 as the target frequency which can easily throw your off while overclocking. In order to get the x24 [x22 haven't see it yet] it will depend on settings [C-states + EIST] and what cores are currently being used.. I've explained how the cores downclock in my review on the first page. You'll probably never see x22 that often since it depends on the cores being used. I'm still performing a few test with this myself.
As I stated above the programs\BIOS will read the x21 multiplier every time. Well at least programs like Cinebench and a few of the 3D Mark programs. Some programs will read 2.80Ghz no matter what. It looks like your CPU is downclocking from 4.6Ghz to 4.2Ghz. Disable C-States and EIST and run the benchmarks again. Open CPU-Z for monitoring. The programs should still show 4.2Ghz, but you should continue to run 4.6Ghz without downclocking. Hope I was able to help you with this. It can easily get confusing.

Thanks for fast answer! No all settings are safe and good only vcore i set random to the max i wanted.. And i will lower it if my max overclock is reached with that vcore..smile.gif
Eist c1 states are off ,
No i ment.. if i set 200x23 : 4,6ghz my cinebench score is the same as i set 200x21: 4,2ghz. Cpu-z is showing 4,6ghz but cinebench 4,2ghz. And my score is equal to 4,2ghz.. So i think its stuck on 21x .. I really dont get this..
Sorry for bad english:)
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Thanks for fast answer! No all settings are safe and good only vcore i set random to the max i wanted.. And i will lower it if my max overclock is reached with that vcore..smile.gif
Eist c1 states are off ,
No i ment.. if i set 200x23 : 4,6ghz my cinebench score is the same as i set 200x21: 4,2ghz. Cpu-z is showing 4,6ghz but cinebench 4,2ghz. And my score is equal to 4,2ghz.. So i think its stuck on 21x .. I really dont get this..
Sorry for bad english:)

Sorry I misunderstood you. I see you got lucky with the Vcore and that's great thumb.gif. Sounds like you have some bottlenecking going on somewhere. Check your RAM timings and your RAM speed\frequency. The only time I've had a similar situation like yours is when my RAM was basically bottlenecking my Cinebench test. I'm definitely calling RAM bottlenecking on this one. Check your RAM timings and attempt to run closer to the rated speed. If this doesn't fix your issue then I'll definitely know what your problem is.

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Ok mechwarrior I have the results with out newer scores. I also have the latest driver ---> 337.50 BETA with the latest physics driver as well.

GTX 670 2GB 2-Way SLI

i7-920 @ 4Ghz [1.325v]
vs
X5660 @ 4Ghz [1.22v]

Performance Score:
i7-920 @ 4Ghz = P13489
X5660 @ 4Ghz = P16271 +21%

Graphics:
i7-920 @ 4Ghz = 17237
X5660 @ 4Ghz = 19394 +13%

Physics:
i7-920 @ 4Ghz = 8524
X5660 @ 4Ghz = 11471 +35%

Combine:
i7-920 @ 4Ghz = 7678
X5660 @ 4Ghz = 10299 +34%
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Extreme Score:
i7-920 @ 4Ghz = X5752
X5660 @ 4Ghz = X6561 +14%

Graphics:
i7-920 @ 4Ghz = 5519
X5660 @ 4Ghz = 6255 +13%

Physics:
i7-920 @ 4Ghz = 8575
X5660 @ 4Ghz = 11460 +34%

Combine:
i7-920 @ 4Ghz = 5809
X5660 @ 4Ghz = 6333 +9%

The scores got a lot tighter in the extreme preset. I was planning on getting AMD R9 295X2, but once I saw that $1499 price mark I was pretty much in "Aww Hell Nawl" mode. I'm just not spending that type of cash for a Dual GPU. That's a damn near two brand new mid range\high end PC builds. That's also along the Quad GPU price point. I'd rather buy another GTX 670 since I'll know I'll spend less that $250 for it. I'm sticking with the GTX 670 2-Way for now. I'm going be comparing the AMD R9 295X2 to my GTX 670 2GB SLI on my blog with several games for comparisons. I'll have to get the R9 295X2 scores from the several websites for comparisons.

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Sorry I misunderstood you. I see you got lucky with the Vcore and that's great thumb.gif. Sounds like you have some bottlenecking going on somewhere. Check your RAM timings and your RAM speed\frequency. The only time I've had a similar situation like yours is when my RAM was basically bottlenecking my Cinebench test. I'm definitely calling RAM bottlenecking on this one. Check your RAM timings and attempt to run closer to the rated speed. If this doesn't fix your issue then I'll definitely know what your problem is.

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Ok mechwarrior I have the results with out newer scores. I also have the latest driver ---> 337.50 BETA with the latest physics driver as well.

GTX 670 2GB 2-Way SLI

i7-920 @ 4Ghz [1.325v]
vs
X5660 @ 4Ghz [1.22v]

Performance Score:
i7-920 @ 4Ghz = P13489
X5660 @ 4Ghz = P16271 +21%

Graphics:
i7-920 @ 4Ghz = 17237
X5660 @ 4Ghz = 19394 +13%

Physics:
i7-920 @ 4Ghz = 8524
X5660 @ 4Ghz = 11471 +35%

Combine:
i7-920 @ 4Ghz = 7678
X5660 @ 4Ghz = 10299 +34%
---

Extreme Score:
i7-920 @ 4Ghz = X5752
X5660 @ 4Ghz = X6561 +14%

Graphics:
i7-920 @ 4Ghz = 5519
X5660 @ 4Ghz = 6255 +13%

Physics:
i7-920 @ 4Ghz = 8575
X5660 @ 4Ghz = 11460 +34%

Combine:
i7-920 @ 4Ghz = 5809
X5660 @ 4Ghz = 6333 +9%

The scores got a lot tighter in the extreme preset. I was planning on getting AMD R9 295X2, but once I saw that $1499 price mark I was pretty much in "Aww Hell Nawl" mode. I'm just not spending that type of cash for a Dual GPU. That's a damn near two brand new mid range\high end PC builds. That's also along the Quad GPU price point. I'd rather buy another GTX 670 since I'll know I'll spend less that $250 for it. I'm sticking with the GTX 670 2-Way for now. I'm going be comparing the AMD R9 295X2 to my GTX 670 2GB SLI on my blog with several games for comparisons. I'll have to get the R9 295X2 scores from the several websites for comparisons.

No problem mate! Thats possible!
I got 1 time it recognized only 2gb of the 6gb ram .. Ram is running @ 1263mhz cl9 2N i think. (Not home now) i can only select 1263mhz or 17xxmhz and thats to fast for my dominator 1600mhz cl8.. I try to tighten it to cl7 2N.. But im quite happy if it runs perfect on 219x21: 4,59ghz wink.gif
Thanks to youre review i bought the x5660 (160€) and very happy, saved me alot of money instead of the x79 platform!

Edit: its my 3rd overclocking pc so im noobie:p
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No problem mate! Thats possible!
I got 1 time it recognized only 2gb of the 6gb ram .. Ram is running @ 1263mhz cl9 2N i think. (Not home now) i can only select 1263mhz or 17xxmhz and thats to fast for my dominator 1600mhz cl8.. I try to tighten it to cl7 2N.. But im quite happy if it runs perfect on 219x21: 4,59ghz wink.gif
Thanks to youre review i bought the x5660 (160€) and very happy, saved me alot of money instead of the x79 platform!

Edit: its my 3rd overclocking pc so im noobie:p

That's good to hear man. Now you'll have some extra money to put towards other things like SSDs, games, monitors or a more powerful GPU. I don't see these Hexa Cores getting outdated very fast.
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Ok I need some opinions. I need to know if you guys think I could potentially damage my CPU by running it with high overclocks and low voltage. My CPU is running at:

4Ghz w/ 1.20vCore - 1600Mhz
&
3.8Ghz w/ 1.16vCore - 1600Mhz
[idle for both is 2.4Mhz]

Now this is nothing short of amazing since I'm trying to keep my CPU as cool as possible by using lower voltages for the warmer days ahead of us. Well the weather is all over the place, but some days can get pretty warm. So does anyone think this could be a potential problem for 24/7 use. Both speeds have passed the Standard IntelBurnTest with no issues and I'm running Prime95 right now with no errors.

Thoughts.....opinions.....anyone? I can post a screenshot if anyone needs me too.

Edit:

Prime95 100% highest so far is only 53c [room ambient is 23c]
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Mine at 4.6 with 1.33v hits 55c in IBT. Probably a couple c lower in prime95. If youre getting 50s youre fine. 50c is nothing on a cpu.
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