Originally Posted by USlatin
nice chip u have coming indeed Robilar... no need for modding your MoBo... just go high up on the multiplier and viola! lots of money though and that should depreciate rapidly too
Alex, nice clock... 3.9 is crazy high for every day stable... no real need for 4.0 since you are practically there but it would be nice to be able to run the round number day in and day out on air
I'm excited about the new chip. I also just found out one of the distributors I have a dealer account with will have the chip is stock August 3. My price : $1044. (Thats reseller pricing in Canadian dollars and of course being a dealer I don't pay PST only GST). Whats even better is they are a short drive from where I live so I won't have to ship it from NCIX across the country.
Xbit labs did some initial overclocking tests with the chip (on a P35 board but with unlocked multi's my board will do just fine).
They got 3.55 with only 1.325 Vcore. Bumping the vcore to 1.45 let them hit 3.7 ghz. This is with stock cooling!
My thermalright ultra 120 extreme very much needed lapping. I didn't really look at the base when I got it but its definitely concave. I have a buddy with a metal shop that should be able to laser mill it for me (make it perfectly level and smooth in about 40 seconds). Then I just have to figure out how to mount the fans so that it doesn't look horribly ghetto.