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Got a question for everyone with a 950, what have you guys been able to achieve as far as OC? Air and water.

My 950 should be here by the end of the week and I'm looking for 4.5ghz on air.....
    
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Are you getting a new motherboard with that purchase too?
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oh yeah, and gpu
ASUS P5WD2 and a 7800GT
    
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I dought youll get 4.5 on air, but you might get pretty close (4.1+)
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post #5 of 32
The 950 is a nice chip:

950 Result.

You can click at the top of the page to check out the whole thread.

I haven't seen that many fellas with 950s.
post #6 of 32
I think it will depend on what type of air



I have a 920 and have it at 4Ghz (I'll do a 6 hour Prime run on Saturday to prove it's stable) on air, a little warm (62c at 100% load on both cores), but that should come down when I lap the sink and put on AS5.


Depending on your ambient temp and case air flow and heatsink I would be suprised if you couldn't get a 950 upt o 4.5..........

BTW did you get the regular P5WD2?
post #7 of 32
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Haven't picked up a new board yet, still researching. With my DDR2 533 more than 265 fsb could be an issue unless I run a viscious multiplier on the ram....


Just as a side note, I didn't get a production 950.... it's a 950 ES:

I have to go over seas for a bit on Saturday, I'm hoping I can get the chip in, mildly tweaked and benched before then.
    
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P5WD2 premium and evga 7800GT scheduled to arrive tomorrow.... now how much can I push the ram past 533mhz.... that is the question
    
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Originally Posted by Whodie
P5WD2 premium and evga 7800GT scheduled to arrive tomorrow.... now how much can I push the ram past 533mhz.... that is the question
If you run a 1-1 divider, you probably wont have to worry about how far the ram will go, I can run mine 1-1 with a FSB of 276.5 with timings of 3-3-3-8(thats as high as Ive pushed my CPU so far). I havent been able to run the ram on a higher divider because my board only detects it at PC3200 until the system is running at 250 FSB or higher. However I was able to run my HyperX 5400 from DDR675-DDR800 with 4-4-4-8 timings, with a 3:5 divider. Heres a screen shot bellow.
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post #10 of 32
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excellent news, I'm going to go conservative tomorrow when everything arrives. I'm just going to try and get to 300 FSB see what the temps are like. Then when I get back from Europe I'll tweak some more. 300 on air would make me one happy guy
    
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