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I got the my Sandy Bridge upgrades last Wednesday, and almost instantly was able to get 4.5Ghz without much trouble. I didn't really have any time to do any sort of stress testing until today when I got home. So I started up LinX, set it for max RAM and 50 runs, and these are the results:



Temps are a little warmer than I'd like, but I live in a 3rd floor apartment, and it was almost 70F(21C) outside today. I hadn't opened any windows, so the temp in my place was like 77F(25C). It's still below Intel specs, so I'm pretty happy.

EDIT: Also, my H50's UltraKaze's were only at 2100RPM's. If I had cranked them, I'm sure I would have shaved another 2-3 degrees off those temps.

I plan on running Prime95 in the next few days, but I'm confident that I'm stable. I've been playing some of my more intensive games, and haven't had an issue at all! This has been the best decision ever to go Sandy Bridge, and I feel my motherboard choice was a pretty good one as well.

What do you guys think?
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I got the my Sandy Bridge upgrades last Wednesday, and almost instantly was able to get 4.5Ghz without much trouble. I didn't really have any time to do any sort of stress testing until today when I got home. So I started up LinX, set it for max RAM and 50 runs, and these are the results:



Temps are a little warmer than I'd like, but I live in a 3rd floor apartment, and it was almost 70F(21C) outside today. I hadn't opened any windows, so the temp in my place was like 77F(25C). It's still below Intel specs, so I'm pretty happy.

I plan on running Prime95 in the next few days, but I'm confident that I'm stable. I've been playing some of my more intensive games, and haven't had an issue at all! This has been the best decision ever to go Sandy Bridge, and I feel my motherboard choice was a pretty good one as well.

What do you guys think?
Im jealous. How much did the cpu+mobo cost ya?
I have been thinking of doing a matx sandy build if bulldozer doesnt do something impressive.
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Im jealous. How much did the cpu+mobo cost ya?
I have been thinking of doing a matx sandy build if bulldozer doesnt do something impressive.
All together for the CPU, mobo, RAM, SSD and second 5870 was like $900. The CPU was $225, and the mobo was $180.
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Nice work! I'm new here so the credibility isn't much. But glad to see so many of these chips performing well . Makes me excited to finish my build too!
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CPUz does not read the vcore in real time on sandy bridge, you need HWmonitor32.
    
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CPUz does not read the vcore in real time on sandy bridge, you need HWmonitor32.
Well, I actually haven't messed with voltages other than using what the MSi's OC Genie set it to when I first used it. I figured if it could get 4.2 at that, that it was at least a safe voltage to start at. I'll be playing with lowering the volts and running stress tests over the next few days.

Either way, it's still pretty good volts for a sizable OC, and the temps are pretty good too.

EDIT: And I'll definitely download HWmonitor as soon as I get home!
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Well, I actually haven't messed with voltages other than using what the MSi's OC Genie set it to when I first used it. I figured if it could get 4.2 at that, that it was at least a safe voltage to start at. I'll be playing with lowering the volts and running stress tests over the next few days.

Either way, it's still pretty good volts for a sizable OC, and the temps are pretty good too.

EDIT: And I'll definitely download HWmonitor as soon as I get home!
Still, you CPU voltage has gone up due to your OC and if you want to know how far your mobo is pushing it, you need hwmonitor32. I suspect you are seeing 1.37 under load at least.
    
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Still, you CPU voltage has gone up due to your OC and if you want to know how far your mobo is pushing it, you need hwmonitor32. I suspect you are seeing 1.37 under load at least.
Well, I won't know until I get home, and I'll be sure to report back then.
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