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post #11 of 25
Hey i got about the same, I'm not real worried about it 4.8 is fast as all.

Hell I'm also doing this on a H50 temps hardly break 70c.

I was kinda thinking the same thing but meh 4.8 is crazy fast can probably get 4.9 stable.

5.0 needs mad volts afraid to push 1.50+ for everyday surprisingly my temps were decent under 80c at 1.50 but it needed more and i didn't feel like playing with it at the time failed after like 10 minutes of prime.

Suppose to be doing blend supposedly works better than small ffts. Your temps do seem a little high tho depends on your ambients my house is usually around 72F which is 22c.

I'm getting great results with a h50 for some reason.... updated CPUZ and all I'm thinking of a reseat cause my lowest core is 60c and hottest will be like 69c.

Is this a 2600k? cause if not then I'm slightly luckier but not much because my volts are pretty high lol....

Whats your LLC and have you tried pll overvoltage? i need llc for stable overclocks haven't played with pll.
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No the only reason im considering returning it cause I can get a full refund on it. Since the defect in the sandy board's and I bought the cpu + mobo from the same place.

And yeah it's a 2600K
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Don't RMA. You could get rejected for sending in a working chip, and really there is no difference from 4.6ghz to 5ghz.
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Hey guys,

Well turns out I can rma the gigabyte P67a UD7 I have. Currently I'm ruining the cpu at 4.7ghz with 1.4V. I can do 4.8 @ 1.45 and 5ghz isn't quite stable @ 1.52 but the temps are really hot. Do you guys think I Should rma the cpu as well and maybe get a better one? Or with my upcoming watercooling setup and lower temps do you think it will hit 5ghz stable? I'm using a Noctura Dh14 with Prime on small integer temps get to 70-75 C @ 4.7.


Thanks
These results are pretty standard for air cooling, you should see a really decent drop in temps with water cooling. Just click my imageshack link to give you an idea of how hot my 2600k got on air with a FRIO with both fan solutions on full blast, and that was only for an hour.

Those are manageable temps @ 4.7 on air. Although you may see similar temps or higher with those voltages @ 5 ghz. Getting a water cool set up wont decrease the voltages you need to run 5.0 stable for any amount of time but will decrease the temps at that voltage. The chips are still fairly new so no one can really predict how long they will last at said voltages if used as a 24/7 OC.

In short water cooling will decrease your temps at said multipliers but will not decrease the voltages needed to run said multipliers for x amount of time.
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Dont be greedy. There is no reason to rma a perfectly fine cpu. Overclocking isn't a right, anything more then the stock speeds is a bonus. They can't resell the chip as new, and every person who takes advantage of the system are also the reason why things are so expensive.
intel also just tosses em and doesnt even check if they work....so yeah. pLus they are rolling in piles of cash anyway
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intel also just tosses em and doesnt even check if they work....so yeah. pLus they are rolling in piles of cash anyway
    
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this made me giggle!
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If it can't run stable on the lowest voltage allowed by the official spec, then RMAing it would be a consideration.
If it degrades because you ran it like a phenom II, then that is your problem and yours alone.
 
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At least their prices on the Sandy Bridge cpu's aren't outrageous. The old Intel would've charged $500+ for the new i7's.

My guess is they know Bulldozer is going to be really good, and want as much market share as they can get now.
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Yah I think they're at least concerned about Bulldozer... Enough so that they want to make sales more than price gouge anyways.
    
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