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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 #91 of 125
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Originally Posted by PARTON View Post
Thanks for the explanation, next time I encounter the 124 BSOD I'll try that 8:9.

PS - Something is amiss, I am an X58 noobie!

Ive got a work league bball game tonight so I wont have time for much. I'll probably take a shot @ 159 X 23. I am such a noob for having to take such baby steps. 2mhz on bclk, wooo.
yeah it takes a while to do the method i explained, maybe put a day/half a day aside, but at least that way you know you will get the most out of it
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post #92 of 125
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No, I'm feeling much better since I've gotten to 3.6. I know that's arbitrary, but it's how I feel. Plus, I feel better since someone posted the clock for clock stuff showing ~10% in favor of SB in games. While it is significant, it isn't enough to make me cry. I'm in the it'll be okay camp now. I think I was in either the big mistake or I'm a loser camp when I started the thread.

btw, what value were you referring to when you said 400? I still don't get that one.
It's like 12% clock for clock.

Whereas your clock stops at 3.6, SB will be hitting 4.6.

Thats 4000MHz higher, +12%.

Just saying


I think most of you are missing the fact that he has a first issue stepping chip and most of them never hit 4GHz.
    
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post #93 of 125
Based on rumors the only future chips coming to the 1366 platform are the 990X/995X.

Doesn't appear like there are any more 'affordable' chips coming to the platform ever
post #94 of 125
the 990x is sort of out, you can buy them on ebay
http://cgi.ebay.com/core-i7-990X-ext...37789884693562
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=p5197.c0.m619

but yeah think your outta luck in that department
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Yeah I would think at $1100 that chip simply isn't worth it. For it to be worth it (to me at least) is if it provided 4x the performance of the 2600k, which I doubt it could do.
post #96 of 125
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Yeah I would think at $1100 that chip simply isn't worth it. For it to be worth it (to me at least) is if it provided 4x the performance of the 2600k, which I doubt it could do.
its like most things in the life, you pay a premium for having the best, for example a monaro(gto pontiac) is like 50,000 and a Lamborghini is what half a million, but its not 10x quicker down the quarter, so yeah they are a lil overpriced, but with those chips it comes down to do you want the best, well thats who theyre aimed at anyways
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post #97 of 125
It's one thing to pay for the best - it's another to get shafted when the best is only slightly faster than the next best thing which happens to be 1/3.4th the price.
    
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post #98 of 125
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It's one thing to pay for the best - it's another to get shafted when the best is only slightly faster than the next best thing which happens to be 1/3.4th the price.
Exactly.

IMO the only people that should have the 9xx Extreme CPU's are the ones that don't want to OC it, or just to say they have it. If you have that kind of money to blow on just the CPU then by all means do it, but in a real world scenario... it won't be that much faster than anything out there.
post #99 of 125
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Exactly.

IMO the only people that should have the 9xx Extreme CPU's are the ones that don't want to OC it, or just to say they have it. If you have that kind of money to blow on just the CPU then by all means do it, but in a real world scenario... it won't be that much faster than anything out there.
For companies or individuals who make a living doing CAD or other 3D rendering work, Gulftown/Westmere is worth it. In the grand scheme of things, $1000 for a CPU is probably just a small percentage of the total price of the workstation.
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Then those people need to look into dual cpu server setups.

You can easily beat a 980x with a decent setup and for about the same price.
    
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