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  • 30% (43)
    Big mistake.
  • 45% (65)
    It'll be okay.
  • 18% (26)
    I am a loser.
  • 5% (8)
    Other, explain.
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post #31 of 125
Bump your CPU voltage to 1.4v, then pump QPI to 1.4. You should at least hit 3.8ghz, let alone 4.0ghz on that older stepping.
post #32 of 125
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Originally Posted by BallaTheFeared View Post
SB is faster and cheaper than 1366.

The ship has sunk. The new socket is here, no new revisions will ever be made for the old chips.

Long live 1155!
stupid comment...sandy bridge is as dead as the dodo...as are all new chips...they all get replaced, its the performance that is important and 1366 is fastest available atm, so hardly dead.
post #33 of 125
You're right, it's the fastest available at the moment.

But that changes 1/6/2011 when SB is released and it is 10-15% faster per core, per clock. With a much higher overclock ceiling than the first revision of the i7, image what will happen once there are a few stepping revisions.
    
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stupid comment...sandy bridge is as dead as the dodo...as are all new chips...they all get replaced, its the performance that is important and 1366 is fastest available atm, so hardly dead.
I am not so sure about that... in many benchmarks the 2500k and 2600k top the 980x, which is the best 1366 has to offer as well as having 2 more cores as the new CPU's, yet it still falls behind.

Although I do agree with your logic though, everything does get replaced, but I do have to say that 1366 has seen its better days.
post #35 of 125
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image what will happen once there are a few stepping revisions.
probably not alot cos sck 2011 will be out by then.
post #36 of 125
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I bought the oldest revision i7 and a mobo and ram to go with it, all last month. Sandy Bridge is out, overclocking like crazy, and I can't get this chip stable past 3.5. This is still a lot faster than my e8500 @ 4.0, but I feel like an epic failure. Tell me what you think.
You're fine with your current setup....and keep learning more about OC'ing. That mobo should have no problem OC'ing that cpu higher. At least wait for Ivory Bridge.
post #37 of 125
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probably not alot cos sck 2011 will be out by then.



No, probably not a lot. Probably about 200-400 MHz higher clocks for the same voltage I would guess.
    
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At least wait for Ivory Bridge.
Well that's new.
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I am not so sure about that... in many benchmarks the 2500k and 2600k top the 980x, which is the best 1366 has to offer as well as having 2 more cores as the new CPU's, yet it still falls behind.

Although I do agree with your logic though, everything does get replaced, but I do have to say that 1366 has seen its better days.
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I don't know why you guys have to overcomplicate things and create such tension between SB and Nehalem owners/future owners.

If anyone already has a Nehalem chip there is hardly any reason to upgrade to SB because all the costs for such a small increase in performance is idiotic. However, if someone is coming from AMD or has older Intel processors (than Nehalem), then the SB and the 1155 is obviously the better choice because there are many future releases planned.

Also, bear in mind these are performance SB, the enthusiast SB will come later and so will Ivy Brige and then perhaps some of the older Nehalem owners will switch.

As for the OP, you should stick to your rig, it's absolutely fine. Also, I'm sure your i7 940 has more overclocking potential and can handle all you throw at it, just look at more overclocking guides; there is no reason to panic.
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