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"The results below are based on the range of the CPU turbo multiplier when overclocking.

Results are representative of 100 D2 CPUs that were binned and tested for stability under load; these results will most likely represent retail CPUs.

1. Approximately 50% of CPUs can go up to 4.4-4.5 GHz

2. Approximately 40% of CPUs can go up to 4.6-4.7 GHz

3. Approximately 10% of CPUs can go up to 4.8-5 GHz (50+ multipliers are about 2% of this group)

Additionally it is recommended to keep 「C1E」and「EIST」option enabled for the best overclock scaling. This is different than previous Intel overclocking expectations where the best scaling was with disabled power states or power management options."

Hope I get one of the 2%'rs.
    
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Hope I get one of the 2%'rs.
Call Intel and get a Binned sample
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lol, I wish.
    
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Is this assuming at a certain voltage/temp limit, or stability irregardless of the aforementioned 2? (In other words... how did they test the overclocks?)
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I am not sure what that really means since doesn't it depend on the voltage you are willing to pump through?

I get 4.5 without even trying (about 1.29v in CPUz). I haven't tried going higher yet, but I did notice that getting to 4.7 required a bigger jump in vcore than going from 4.2 to 4.5.
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I'll take the 100% chance of never hitting sub 4GHz.



Perhaps over time we'll see better bios
    
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I'll take the 100% chance of never hitting sub 4GHz.



Perhaps over time we'll see better bios
me too. I just ordered the ud4 with ya. So, we'll just have to see, and oh yea, it's 100% confirmed the gigabyte boards can lock the multi.
    
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me too. I just ordered the ud4 with ya. So, we'll just have to see, and oh yea, it's 100% confirmed the gigabyte boards can lock the multi.
I still don't understand how that's useful apart from using it to grab a validation on unstable OCs.

Better to turn on Speedstep and let the CPU slow down when it doesn't need to run fast. Increase CPU life AND lower your power bill.
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I still don't understand how that's useful apart from using it to grab a validation on unstable OCs.

Better to turn on Speedstep and let the CPU slow down when it doesn't need to run fast. Increase CPU life AND lower your power bill.
Well, these things are soooo efficient anyway, not too worried about the power. I run my pc 24/7 anyway so I'm already use to the bill, which is only about 25 dollars more a month. I'll have sold the chip before it EVER gets close to dying, so that isn't a worry. And I just want it going as close to 5ghz as I can get it, or moar if I'm super lucky, simply because I want to lol.
    
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I still don't understand how that's useful apart from using it to grab a validation on unstable OCs.

Better to turn on Speedstep and let the CPU slow down when it doesn't need to run fast. Increase CPU life AND lower your power bill.
I'd rather have my cpu running at 4.5ghz or whatever all the time.

If it needs a load to kick in then when doing most stuff it will run at 2.5ghz or some nonsense, no thanks.
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