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There is no way they can guarantee a 4.00GHz clockspeed with EVERY chip when EVERY other component in the build is different. Different motherboard, different RAM, hell maybe even different chipsets. How can they push the hardware to the limit and still keep it flexible enough for enthusiasts like us to choose what "supporting hardware" we use? Short answer, they'd have to make it all the same and we'd have A LOT fewer choices when building our beloved PC's. Doing so would kill the DIY PC builder market.
     
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post #13 of 18
To answer the question simply, you cannot fit an overclocked processor into their designed TDP. In any case, all chips are overclocked. For instance, all Phenom II's are Deneb cores, the difference merely lies in the multiplier. If, after manufacturing, the chip cannot run at 3.2ghz and fit into the proper TDP, the multiplier is bumped down and shipped out at, say, 3.0ghz. The same basic principle applies to X2's and X3's. If there is something wrong with a core, they disable it, but it still comes from the same Deneb batch. The same is also true with Intel. If something doesn't run as advertised, they demote it to a Pentium or Celeron, or at least they used to.
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If i am correct, didnt overclocking start after the mid-90s with chips like the celerons?
I had such a cpu but never bothered to overclock.

It was a time when dos was in the last stages and windows based directx games were established.
Quake 2 was the Crysis of the 90s and sli was introduced by nvidia. Though you could buy a voodo or powervr chip as an alternative.
I do not see such a need to overclock except in special cases (some mame games and bsnes emulator). Had i a quad core i would not risk overclocking at all.
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Originally Posted by petran79 View Post
If i am correct, didnt overclocking start after the mid-90s with chips like the celerons?
I had such a cpu but never bothered to overclock.

It was a time when dos was in the last stages and windows based directx games were established.
Quake 2 was the Crysis of the 90s and sli was introduced by nvidia. Though you could buy a voodo or powervr chip as an alternative.
I do not see such a need to overclock except in special cases (some mame games and bsnes emulator). Had i a quad core i would not risk overclocking at all.
Overclocking exist longer than you think. My Pentium MMX overclocks from 100Mhz to 220Mhz on BIOS settings.
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Why do people hot rod cars or put turbos on them to get better performance?
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Originally Posted by petran79 View Post
If i am correct, didnt overclocking start after the mid-90s with chips like the celerons?
I had such a cpu but never bothered to overclock.

It was a time when dos was in the last stages and windows based directx games were established.
Quake 2 was the Crysis of the 90s and sli was introduced by nvidia. Though you could buy a voodo or powervr chip as an alternative.
I do not see such a need to overclock except in special cases (some mame games and bsnes emulator). Had i a quad core i would not risk overclocking at all.
SLI was introduced by 3dfx and nvidia adopted it when they bought 3dfx
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SLI was introduced by 3dfx and nvidia adopted it when they bought 3dfx
Oh Voodoo 5, you were the death of my favourite company at the time...
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