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any water cooling users upgrading to sandy bridge??

considering stock cooler can do 4.4-4.6ghz , i'm assuming 4.8-5ghz 24/7 would be possible with a rasa 240 kit right?
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You can do 5Ghz on air. Why wouldn't it be possible?
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You can do 5Ghz on air. Why wouldn't it be possible?
5gHz only happens from stupid high suicide voltages (1.5-1.6V) from every CPUZ screencap I've seen.

I've heard rumour on OCN from testers that SB actually clocks worse from "extreme cooling"...what exactly they mean they can't yet say due to NDA.
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5gHz only happens from stupid high suicide voltages (1.5-1.6V) from every CPUZ screencap I've seen.

I've heard rumour on OCN from testers that SB actually clocks worse from "extreme cooling"...what exactly they mean they can't yet say due to NDA.
i saw that too but i think its more for LN2/Dice or sub zero cooling (correct me if im wrong)

i think water cooling will be good for sandy bridge

isn't NDA lifted by now? all the reviews are out

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You can do 5Ghz on air. Why wouldn't it be possible?
umm cus those seemed like suicide runs, plus i'm talking about a 24/7 5ghz, not just 5ghz for a quick bench
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post #5 of 22
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Originally Posted by Skripka View Post
5gHz only happens from stupid high suicide voltages (1.5-1.6V) from every CPUZ screencap I've seen.

I've heard rumour on OCN from testers that SB actually clocks worse from "extreme cooling"...what exactly they mean they can't yet say due to NDA.
I've heard that it's the current boards problems & not the chips problem. But then again, it could be a bad batch. Lord knows.
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Once u figure the sucker out I bet you can do ~5ghz on water... i have no idea what the upper end of that would be.

It produces less heat than i7 900 series chips and uses less power so a 240 rad should do pretty decent.

It would be a good cooling solution regardless of your end result in clock speed.
    
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i saw that too but i think its more for LN2/Dice or sub zero cooling (correct me if im wrong)

i think water cooling will be good for sandy bridge

isn't NDA lifted by now? all the reviews are out



umm cus those seemed like suicide runs, plus i'm talking about a 24/7 5ghz, not just 5ghz for a quick bench
I'm not sure there's much of a performance advantage of WCing at this point. It seems like SB will pass safe voltage limits way sooner than it will pass safe thermal limits. At least with the 95W 2600K chips.
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post #8 of 22
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I've heard that it's the current boards problems & not the chips problem. But then again, it could be a bad batch. Lord knows.
Could well be. So after waiting for SandyBridge should we advise everyone to wait for revision 2.0+ of boards? Hehehe. That would make lotsa folks happy...
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post #9 of 22
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Could well be. So after waiting for SandyBridge should we advise everyone to wait for revision 2.0+ of boards? Hehehe. That would make lotsa folks happy...
Not sure. I've been reading a lot about boards not being stable etc. Like a ASUS board that won't allow OC'ing high enough/stay stable. But they are saying that the Intel boards are way more stable than any current offerings from other manufactures.
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Not exactly. The chips that the reviewers received are often cherry picked and represent the best of the crop. A more average chip might do low 4 GHz on stock air, with mid- high range 4 GHz on water. The occasional chip might be able to do 5 GHz <1.4V.
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