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post #11 of 25
cuz ht is worthless to gamers.
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Yeah, I suppose that's a valid point, although personally I wouldn't spend the money on a chip with HT only to disable it. It just seems a bit of waste to me since that feature was part of the price and was paid for, especially for a chip worth £600+

That's just my personal opinion though as I do make use of HT, but to each their own I guess. smile.gif
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950 goes for what 200 us dollars ? if you consider that expensive, id say i paid for it because id like to have the option to enable it whenever i want smile.gif
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post #14 of 25
HT off is probably why you can use such a low voltage and have such good temps, it made a significant difference when I had my i7 920 way back. That and 32nm needs less voltage wink.gif
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post #15 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mitchell7;11690577 
HT disabled...Cheater lol rolleyes.gif

In all seriousness though, you should enable HT and push that chip further. You paid a lot of cash for it so why not run it to it's full potential? biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by r34p3rex;11690703 
HT off is probably why you can use such a low voltage and have such good temps, it made a significant difference when I had my i7 920 way back. That and 32nm needs less voltage wink.gif

+1, HT off= cheating.

For gaming, any I7 920-950 is already overkill.

An I5 750 at 3.8-4ghz will play any game smoothly (IE- not have a CPU bottleneck)

My 920 does 4ghz at 1.21v ht on, and takes anything I throw at it gaming wise without ever using more than ~30-40% usage. HT off I'm sure I could do 4.2ghz at 1.24v.

95% of games don't even use more than 2 threads. Buying an intel hex core for gaming is....pointless and a waste of money.

Sorry to burst your bubble.
Edited by 87dtna - 12/18/10 at 5:03am
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Also, how did you manage to get sub-ambient idle temperature? Are you using TEC cooling? If not, you're violating the laws of physics tongue.gif
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post #17 of 25
+ HT (cheating thing..)

@ 4.2 GHz I require 1.312v, temperatures are high 70's.
@ 4.2 GHz I require about 1.26v, temperatures are low 60's.

without HT you can achieve higher overclock with lower volts and temperatures. Sorry to break it to you, but you've got the very average chip..
post #18 of 25
How is HT off cheating? It's a function that you don't make use of, why should he leave it on?
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post #19 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by TickleMeElmo;11690765 
How is HT off cheating? It's a function that you don't make use of, why should he leave it on?

You can achieve higher overclock on lower volts....so claiming it's a ''special'' chip should be tested with HT on.

With HT off my 920 requires only 1.15v for 4ghz. Sounds super special right? Well HT on requires 1.22v, while still impressive it's not nearly as good as 1.15v if HT was on.
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I had HT on before but i turned it off after reading a thread posted here. It gets 5-8 degrees hotter when I have HT on. The vcore voltage does not need to be changed.

I'm not violating law of physics, but i really dont know what is going on here. I'm using a zalman cnps9900max, air cooling.
    
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