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Near 4.8GHz 24/7, I'd say. My buddy gets load temps of around 95C with a 5.0GHz overclock on a H50. Your H70 will shave around 5-10C off that.
Hehe..hey there Ipwn

I backed off that 5GHz overclock. I know my chip can do better than 5GHz..I was stable at 1.44V I'm thinking of re-seating my cooler. See if that fixes anything. If not I'll just wait until my WC project this summer.
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Hehe..hey there Ipwn
Hey look! It's my buddy I mentioned earlier!
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The Sandy Bridge K chips are almost underpriced for what they offer.

You can grab a sub $200 motherboard, a 2500k (or 2600k if you require HT) and moderate cooling, guaranteed an easy 4.5ghz and up overclock.

My H70 easily handles 4.7 ghz (as high as I have bothered to go).

No need for an uber board unless you plan triple video cards.

The Asus P8P67 Pro is a great choice in the $180 range (and supports dual cards as well).
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Also can you guys clear up the whole hyper threading technology...its basically 1 core running in parallel right...that's why i see some i7's with 8 cores in task manager?
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The Sandy Bridge K chips are almost underpriced for what they offer.

You can grab a sub $200 motherboard, a 2500k (or 2600k if you require HT) and moderate cooling, guaranteed an easy 4.5ghz and up overclock.

My H70 easily handles 4.7 ghz (as high as I have bothered to go).

No need for an uber board unless you plan triple video cards.

The Asus P8P67 Pro is a great choice in the $180 range (and supports dual cards as well).
agreed

The P8P67 Pro is a beast of a board. I got mine for $185 right when the B3 revisions hit the shelves and I haven't regretted it since. I got an easy 4.8GHz overclock out of mine with only 1.35v (haven't bothered trying less) and I got to 5GHz with 1.44v but I had to back down from that due to my inadequate cooling. But I know my chip has far more potential if I get better cooling. These SB chips should last quite a long time, imho. A good investment...

Hyperthreading is running 2 threads on 1 core. It is sort of like running an 8 core cpu but with virtual threads instead of real physical cores. each cpu logically splits the work up into 2 threads and that is why you get 8 in windows task manager. however, it is not really useful for gaming and only certain programs actually take advantage of hyperthreading. i just bought it because...idk, i just wanted it have a little read here (it might help): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyper-threading
Edited by Aznboy1993 - 3/30/11 at 8:27pm
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nah, you can't. You would have to change your name.
LOLZ...i will have to pull a Prince move... my new name will be:

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Because a Core i3-2100 is keeping up with a Phenom II 965 in games (at their stock clocks). If a dual core i3 is pulling the weight a quad-core AMD is, imagine what the quad-core Intels are like.
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Because a Core i3-2100 is keeping up with a Phenom II 965 in games (at their stock clocks). If a dual core i3 is pulling the weight a quad-core AMD is, imagine what the quad-core Intels are like.
Exactly...that's the main reason why i am thinking of switching sides.
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I'm switching to Intel soon. Unfortunately I'm strapped for cash and will be picking up an H67 and an i5 2400, but I expect great things from this, even without overclocking.

I was originally going to get a new mobo, new RAM, and a WCing setup, but then I realized I could get Sandy Bridge for the same price.

But then, if I save a bit longer, I could get P67 and a 2500k... I think I'll do that instead, now that I think about it.
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Also can you guys clear up the whole hyper threading technology...its basically 1 core running in parallel right...that's why i see some i7's with 8 cores in task manager?
It's using different functions of the processor, like doing floating point and integer at the same time on one core.

At best it's slightly below two physical cores, at worst it's slightly slower than one core. All depends on what you're doing.
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