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post #41 of 90
Bump, very nice to see an i7 860 hitting 4GHz. This should be the CPU of choice for the MSI Big Bang (Lucent Hydra multi-gpu's anyone?)... anyone else overclock their 860?
Edited by LarsMarkelson - 10/8/09 at 6:20pm
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post #42 of 90
I got mine 2 days ago, havent done TOO much playing with it but I am extremely impressed so far!

I sold my i7 920 to get this so I had my fingers crossed.

Fastest I got on my 920 was 3.85ghz on air.

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post #43 of 90
I used a lot lower vcore than you too.

my vcore in bios was at 1.34 volts for 4.3ghz benchmarks.
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Sorry noob question, but I thought Intel says if you use above like 1.25v it's dangerous for the rest of the system?
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Bump, very nice to see an i7 860 hitting 4GHz. This should be the CPU of choice for the MSI Big Bang (Lucent Hydra multi-gpu's anyone?)... anyone else overclock their 860?
im waiting for the msi big bang. that the hydra chip is going to be awesome with high end cards. i hope! but i will get this cpu for sure.
    
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post #46 of 90
intel rate all their chips far below what they can actually take.

alot comes down to how well you cool them

there will be degration in the overall life span of the chip with high voltages but you would have to hang onto it for a LONG time to see these issues arise.

Clock away!
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I got mine 2 days ago, havent done TOO much playing with it but I am extremely impressed so far!

I sold my i7 920 to get this so I had my fingers crossed.

Fastest I got on my 920 was 3.85ghz on air.

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Man, you gotta run SuperPi MOD! It gives more specific timing... When I see 9s, I wanna know more!

http://hwbot.org/result.do?resultId=906584
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post #48 of 90
Don't have my 860 yet but will be buying it very soon.

Originally I was planning to overclock it manually to 3.5GHz.

Then I saw turbo mode is as good as 3.5GHz on a single active core:

2.80GHz[S] 2.93GHz[4] 2.93GHz[3] 3.33GHz[2] 3.46GHz[1]
[S]=Stock
[1,2,3,4]=#cores active


In which case I'm now thinking of running it at stock and turbo mode enabled.

I was also originally planning to enable EIST like I do with my E6600 core 2, which drops the multi from 9x down to 6x when demand is low.

Not being familiar with the intricacies of the i7-860 I can't seem to find out what it will run at if EIST is enabled.

Thoughts?
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post #49 of 90
Thread Starter 
glad everybody here is happy with theirs!

Oh, I didn't quite need 1.4 Vcore, it was nicely stable @ 1.28, but I'm trying out higher bclks (220), but I can't seem to get to 4GHz with the same volts on the CPU. I'll give you guys a validation in a bit, in canada!
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post #50 of 90
So this better then i5 750 and i7 920?

I like the Asus maximus III board for the 1156 and was going to get the i5 750, but then ran across this, now I'm not sure what I want to do
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