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I'd just like to point out some issues here and correct some misinformation that has been spreading in this thread.

If you guys actually bothered to read the original thread over at XS, which can be located here, you would have noticed a couple of things.

1.)
4.2GHz on air wasn't even close to stable. It was a suicide run. Getting a CPU-z validation is not hard. I was also able to do a suicide run of 4.2GHz on the stock cooler of my i7 920. The Ph2 result was was done on very good air.

2.)
The 4.7GHz result was not on air. It was achieved on dry ice.

3.)
There actually is a legitimate disadvantage to a 3-core CPU. Many applications are programmed to only use 2^n cores, and in the case of 3-cores, they will only use 2 of the cores.

These points aside, he has achieved a very respectable overclock.


Yes, but 1 is still a power of 2. 2^0 = 1.
True, some applications may be coded that way but I would get a Tri-Core simply for the multi tasking. And about the number... i dont know. I fear this is getting in to the mystical land of programming and I am only armed with single integrals.
post #72 of 80
thats nothing check this out

6ghz
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...74#post3663874
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*head explodes*

there is a reason i didn't do specialised maths at college, sheesh...
    
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1 core is at 6Ghz whole the other two are at a measly 5Ghz .

EDIT: That was for their X4 nvm.
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Let me just say this, seeing this processor has made me decide to come out of "Desktop Retirement" so long as I can sell this damn laptop to pay for it!
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This is a bangin' chip no matter how you look at it.

Oh, and I paid $10 less than the E8400 for mine:



I bought mine before newegg did their standard early adopter price bump. Wait a few weeks until this settles out and this chip will be back down to the $150 range as it should be. Then it is even more a winner.
post #77 of 80
Very nice. It's not for me though because i have to have my core numbers increasing exponentially with each upgrade. I have core OCD. So 3 is not for me. Neither is 6. 1-2-4-8-16 (you get the picture)
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It's not that i am saying current thoughts on numbers agree with me. I'm saying i think the current concept used in mathematics surrounding numbers is possibly flawed (note the word possibly.) As i give careful consideration to numbers every day as a result of OCD (i shouldn't need to tell you anything about it.) I am one who thinks heavily on such things. Long has been my thought on the numbers 0, 1, and 2. Followed by 4, 5, 7, 9, 13, 14, 15, 19, 21, 24 , and a bunch more then i consider important numbers to myself. But 0, historically, had a much better meaning then today. It was considered absolute 0, whereas today it is considered a placeholder of sorts (although it is treated as an absence correctly.) Or that was the original concept however. It took man a while to come up with it if you know much about the history of numbers and numerical computation. Because you can apply this pattern to numbers that are actual values, doesn't mean that an absence of all numerical value obeys this rule. Same as the way 1/3rd isn't truly expressed in decimal points, however 0.333(►) is literally equal to 1/3. Same gos for 0.666(►) and 2/3. It's been mathematically proven that 0.999(►) is equal to one in fact (rather recently too.) These numbers aren't in a sense truly equal to their counterparts, but mathematically they are in fact equal at the same time. And can be treated as such by substitution for easy calculation. Now if we take the fact that such a flaw exists between literal and mathematical number concepts. We must also take into account that maybe 0's literal meaning is separate from it's mathematical concept. See where i am going?

Forgive me if at any point i seem to veer off, or use language that is difficult to understand. That or words don't seem to belong, i had to edit this to fix that. Have an issue with putting in random words for some reason instead of what i mean to type.
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Perhaps this should go in the Deals section, but while we're on the topic of the X3 720 BE, Buy.com has it on sale for $150 shipped, cheaper than the $169 + S/H on the Egg.
    
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I'd just like to point out some issues here and correct some misinformation that has been spreading in this thread.

If you guys actually bothered to read the original thread over at XS, which can be located here, you would have noticed a couple of things.

1.)
4.2GHz on air wasn't even close to stable. It was a suicide run. Getting a CPU-z validation is not hard. I was also able to do a suicide run of 4.2GHz on the stock cooler of my i7 920. The Ph2 result was was done on very good air.

2.)
The 4.7GHz result was not on air. It was achieved on dry ice.

3.)
There actually is a legitimate disadvantage to a 3-core CPU. Many applications are programmed to only use 2^n cores, and in the case of 3-cores, they will only use 2 of the cores.

These points aside, he has achieved a very respectable overclock.


Yes, but 1 is still a power of 2. 2^0 = 1.
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