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this guy is going to pay me 200 dollars to oc his phenom here are his systems specs

2.3ghz phenom
dfi lan party motherboard
4gb 2x2gb kingston
2x150gb raptors in raid0
3 9600gt's

now what im going to suggest to him is return the 9600's and buy either a 3870x2 or two 3870's since his motherboard doesnt support sli and the gt's dont even tri sli. and what is the best oc i can expect out of this phenom? im hoping he has better than stock cooling so i can at least hit 2.8ghz and im hoping he is impressed enough to pay me the full 200. he suggest 200 dollars an hour but i didnt want to rip him off lol

*imagine getting paid to stress test *
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2.8 is a longshot. Most of them top out at 2.5 / 2.6.
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Tell him to get a q6600 instead, unless hes a devoted fanboy. If he knows the limits of phenoms he'll reconsider
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post #4 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by DjQurt View Post
this guy is going to pay me 200 dollars to oc his phenom here are his systems specs

2.3ghz phenom
dfi lan party motherboard
4gb 2x2gb kingston
2x150gb raptors in raid0
3 9600gt's

now what im going to suggest to him is return the 9600's and buy either a 3870x2 or two 3870's since his motherboard doesnt support sli and the gt's dont even tri sli. and what is the best oc i can expect out of this phenom? im hoping he has better than stock cooling so i can at least hit 2.8ghz and im hoping he is impressed enough to pay me the full 200. he suggest 200 dollars an hour but i didnt want to rip him off lol

*imagine getting paid to stress test *
DjQurt, is the 9600 a Black Edition? I believe someone in the AMD CPU section just OC'ed his 9600BE to 2.7 on stock voltages. Here is the thread for your reference: http://www.overclock.net/amd-cpus/31...ml#post3641494.
Is the DFI board the 790fx?

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its the 790fx as the 780i is an intel board and this is an amd cpu
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post #6 of 23
Yeah, go Q6600 + 9700NT

I hear the Phenoms have a faulty 3rd core
    
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its the 790fx as the 780i is an intel board and this is an amd cpu
TOLD! You go gurl
    
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post #8 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by DjQurt View Post
its the 790fx as the 780i is an intel board and this is an amd cpu
DjQurt, my bad...still early in the morning dee doo dee

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Originally Posted by HauntSheep View Post
I hear the Phenoms have a faulty 3rd core
Haunt, where did you hear this ?
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i wish i got paid to OC
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post #10 of 23
I'm fairly certain 9600gts cant be tri sli'd.
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