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I'm having a hell of a bad time OC-ing my i7 920 and Im thinking of selling it. I can pick up an i7 950 at microcenter for a pretty good price. Is this a good idea? What would you guys do? Should I try to buy another i7 920 or an 950 to OC?
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D0 and it's bad at overclocking? huh...
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I know right. It eats a lot more vcore than other d0s. I want another 920 But can't find one that is decently priced.
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what price can you get it for?? my 950 got me to 4.2 on air...
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i7-920 D0 is supposed to overclock fairly well, but not all of them.

afaik the main difference between a 920 and a 950 is simply the stock clock.

another option is to get a sandy bridge K series processor, as they generally give very good overclocks with a bit less effort than LGA 1366 processors.
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i got it up to 4.6ghz...
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I was looking into the i5 2500k, which is going for around 210 CAD. But, I would need a 1155 mobo =\\
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Originally Posted by AllenR View Post
i7-920 D0 is supposed to overclock fairly well, but not all of them.

afaik the main difference between a 920 and a 950 is simply the stock clock.

another option is to get a sandy bridge K series processor, as they generally give very good overclocks with a bit less effort than LGA 1366 processors.
Uh. What about the multipliers...

920 max is 21 with the turbo multi and the 950's max is 24 with the turbo.

And to the OP. I have a 950 and I can say that it hasn't let me down yet. Got to 4GHz @ 1.28v. In all honesty it probably can go lower but I don't feel the need to go through all the hassle of lowering it until I get BSoDs.
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yeah, but 1155 mobos are not very expensive, but they still cost money lol. plus i haven't seen any fixed boards being sold yet...
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Uh. What about the multipliers...

920 max is 21 with the turbo multi and the 950's max is 24 with the turbo.
this.
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