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    Big mistake.
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    It'll be okay.
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    I am a loser.
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    Other, explain.
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post #61 of 125
Why are there so many "recommendations" without knowing what the OP even does with his computer? Perhaps he just surfs the internet and feels bad that he can't get a higher overclock. If clock speed is all he cares about, he could probably pick up an old C2D rig for the same price as upgrading and hit the same GHz.

So, OP, what do you need a faster overclock for? Remember that all chips are not created equal. All you can guarantee when purchasing a CPU is that it will run at the rated specs. If you get 1% more out of it, you've gotten more than you paid for. If you really just want to hit the 'magical' 4.0, I personally would just pick up another 1366 i7. No reason to replace everything unless you have reason to suspect it is your MB.
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ehume: I'm new to x58, but yes i believe I may misnaming vtt with QPIv. My asus board calls it QPI/DRAM bus voltage, I think.
I was just trying to clarify for myself. I got my start on other-than-Asus and other-than-9xx, so I'm still getting used to the naming. Use the name your board gives it.

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Everyone is missing the point: the OC is the problem, not the hardware performance. There is nothing wrong with the 940 series. The issue PARTON is having is his OC.
I hope you are right about this. Learning to OC one's cpu and mb are certainly a challenge. And lots of fun, even if we have to finish to consider it such.

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1:3 is unnecessarily slow, especially for the i7s. Try loosening RAM and put the ratio back to 1:1. How many channels are you running?
Miahallen recommends putting the RAM as slow as possible to OC the cpu properly, just to make sure the RAM is not an issue. Only after the cpu is stable are we supposed to bring the RAM back to its normal operating speed.
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post #63 of 125
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I would wait for Ivy bridge before I ditch a perfectly decent system.
This is exactly what people said when 1336 came out. Wait for SB!!!

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I play games(bfbc2 right now) and transcode and burn to dvd from time to time. I want the faster clock because i like speed. I'm the guy who runs bfbc2 in dx10 and changed from 4xaa to 2xaa to get from 130 fps to 140 fps.
    
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Originally Posted by PARTON View Post
I play games(bfbc2 right now) and transcode and burn to dvd from time to time. I want the faster clock because i like speed. I'm the guy who runs bfbc2 in dx10 and changed from 4xaa to 2xaa to get from 130 fps to 140 fps.
Well thats silly. You do realize that anything above approx. 65fps is unnoticeable to the human eye right? Just gonna put that out there...
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Originally Posted by CrazyDiamond View Post
Well thats silly. You do realize that anything above approx. 65fps is unnoticeable to the human eye right? Just gonna put that out there...
I've read that in a number of places, but I don't care what kind of experiment some scientist set up, I can feel/see the difference between 60 and 120 fps. More is better.
    
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post #67 of 125
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Well thats silly. You do realize that anything above approx. 65fps is unnoticeable to the human eye right? Just gonna put that out there...
That actually varies from person to person. There's a reason we have 120Hz monitors.
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That actually varies from person to person. There's a reason we have 120Hz monitors.
Well yes it varies but only in rare circumstances is anyone ever going to see a difference going over 70.
As for the reason we have 120Hz monitors, the 120hz is a vertical refresh. Normally the horizontal is not 120Hz. The reason for this is to stop screen flickering and tearing. Correct me if I'm wrong but that is what I was told.
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Well yes it varies but only in rare circumstances is anyone ever going to see a difference going over 70.
I'm an old dude, and I still see flicker on a CRT at 72Hz. It's just bearable at 85Hz. I'm not comfortable until 100Hz. Flat screens are OK at 60Hz because of the persistence of the pixels. But there is biological variation, and OP seems to be on the fast end of the bell curve.
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I'm an old dude, and I still see flicker on a CRT at 72Hz. It's just bearable at 85Hz. I'm not comfortable until 100Hz. Flat screens are OK at 60Hz because of the persistence of the pixels. But there is biological variation, and OP seems to be on the fast end of the bell curve.
I'm 27 and find myself moving to the left in the last year or two. I'll be on the left side soon
    
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