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and to be honest, I got a bit disappointed. I was really hoping for 3.5Ghz. Oh well... Still not bad results though.


I had the vcore cranked up 1.525, and made sure NONE of my other components were being stressed. RAM was putting aloong at 850ish Mhz, and the HT Link was at 1060. Ive also had my FSB all the way up to 300mhz, so I know that wasnt causing a restriction. Ive had the memory up around 950 and the HTlink at 1200, so no problems there. PCI-e bus got locked back to 100mhz from my normal 125mhz clock. Basically, this is the ABSOLUTE LIMIT of my chip. I didnt bother testing for stability because I was about 98% sure it was going to fail after 1.2 seconds. I had the FSB set to 266 in BIOS, but if I tried 267+ it would crash at the Vista welcome screen... ARGHHHH SO CLOSE! I may have been able to pull off 3.5 on an XP system.

Overall thoughts: I still love this chip to death... It runs at 3.3Ghz daily at 1.4vcore, and temps hover around 35 idle & 50 load. You just cant beat it for a now 75 dollar processor.

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I would still love a 6400. 3.2Ghz STOCK.

AMD's overclock like **** though.
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I would still love a 6400. 3.2Ghz STOCK.

AMD's overclock like **** though.
Yeah but 90nm process is sooooo yesteryear...
    
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Nice I have one of these on order, I cant wait to get it under my water. Nice to see some good results.
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Yeah but 90nm process is sooooo yesteryear...
Mine is 120nm I think... That or 90.

I still put it to 3.45 on stock cooling (3.2 stock). If I had a real HSF it should hit 4 easily.

P4's and Cellys overclock so well.
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lol @ 120nm
    
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Nice I have one of these on order, I cant wait to get it under my water. Nice to see some good results.
I wouldnt expect too much more than a bit lower load temps... I have an extremely efficient air cooled setup. I think this is the utter limit of the CPU architecture. IDK if ive seen many people with higher clocks than this.
    
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Yeah Ive heard 3.4 is the max, but that would be nice stable. Which I will feed it 1.6+ just for a 12 hour orthos screenie of it stable.
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Mine is 120nm I think... That or 90.

I still put it to 3.45 on stock cooling (3.2 stock). If I had a real HSF it should hit 4 easily.

P4's and Cellys overclock so well.
Yes, but dont forget that P4 only does 6 ops per clock while AMD's crank out 9 ops per clock. That all changed w/ the C2D's though.
    
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you could hit 3.5 with water
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