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I'm going to replace my mobo and cpu for my oil submersion project / nerd fetish. My goal is to hit a very high frequency, but I wasn't sure if I'd have better luck with a single, dual, or quad core in order to achieve a very high frequency? I don't plan on gaming, literally just a system to reach the highest frequency I can....possibly fold a little.....

For single core I'm considering:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103888

Cooling is not really an issue the mobo is in a tank outside submerged in mineral oil at around 10 degrees Fahrenheit.

See the link below in my sig if you're curious about what I'm doing.
    
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Hmmm I believe a basic i3/i5 is what you want, not sure how high a basic AMD will go.
What are you shooting for? 4.2Ghz-4.6Ghz?
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The good 'ol 955 BE will do it, you wasted $$ on that 970 the 955 has been a consistently BEAST clocker (C3 step)
 
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My plan was to go AMD because it tends to be less expensive.....

As far as frequency, literally as high as I can get it....the mineral oil is very cold, and the winter has just started so it will only get colder Basically my cooling solution is working great so far.....

I have an AMD 5200+ non black edition with a mobo that won't allow me to increase voltage... I'm going to replace the mobo.....and CPU if need be.

Just thought before I get started trying to reach very high frequencies I'd ask around on the best AMD CPU to accomplish this task.
    
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5GHz would be ideal....just sort-of a goal I want to hit....
    
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The good 'ol 955 BE will do it, you wasted $$ on that 970 the 955 has been a consistently BEAST clocker (C3 step)
I didn't dunk the 970, that's my sig rig and I'm keeping it in the man-cave...haha got that one to 4.1 stable and decent temps
    
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A little AMD dual or triple might suffice but you won't get much more then 4.0Ghz out of it.
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955 BE has been known to go the highest of all Deneb PhII's

If you really want mo' jigglehertz, a 1090T would be your best bet.
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So what I'm understanding is that the number of cores is irrelevant when trying to reach a high frequency?

Edit: Some processors are just better at overclocking than others?
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CarlosSpiceyWeiner View Post
So what I'm understanding is that the number of cores is irrelevant when trying to reach a high frequency?

Edit: Some processors are just better at overclocking than others?
cores has nothing to do with it at all. Although, most WR's are reached on 1 core. (i.e. the other 3/5 are disabled)

And yes, some processors are inherently better at overclocking than others.
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