Nice work guys.. i've been keeping track of this thread as my parts came in.
I put this system together last night and began OCing today. (About to update my sig)
So far 2.8ghz was no problem at stock voltages. I tried 2.9 and had a freeze after a few minutes. I upped the CPU core to 1.33x and have been running fine for over a hour, going to get into stress testing here soon. This is all on the stock HSF mind you.
@ 2.5ghz idle was 35c, load was 45c
@ 2.9ghz idle is still 40c, load TBD.
There is a setting in my bios to turn on CPU fan at 40c, so I'm expecting 40c idle up to a point.
Clock for clock against an Athlon this thing has a nice improvement!
On the LE-1640 @ 2.9ghz my best superPI was 29.xxx
this 9850 @ 2.9ghz achieved 26.3. Not bad for 1 core!