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Now that winter is drawing near (I'm in Australia), the weather has at last cooled down. Being the inquisitive person that I am, I've spent the last couple days trying to find a new overclock for my system.

I have come up with the following stable overclocks:

1. 4.0 (200x20), HT On 1.35VCore with LLC disabled. Low eighties during Prime.
2. 4.2 (200x21), HT Off 1.35Vcore with LLC enabled. High seventies during Prime.
3. 4.41 (210x21), HT Off, 1.40Vcore with LLC enabled. Mid eighties during Prime.

Before anyone goes on about how the temps are too high, I would like to remind people that Intel specs the 73 degree maximum for TCase, for which there is no probe and is specifically the middle of the top side of the IHS. I am comfortable with all of the temps listed above.
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Use Nr.1. Plenty fast. Use HT when you have it. Otherwise the point of you buying a CPU with HT would be gone.
    
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Option 1 and 2 (I'd go with 2 since HT is barely useful) seem more viable. Option 3 appear a bit stretched out.

BTW, how do such overclock fare in Linx?
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I really feel he could have gone with a i5 750/760 If not going to use HT.
    
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The last overclock doesn't fair too well in LinX, it goes into the 90s.

I bought the i7 over the i5 at the time because I lived near a microcenter and got the i7 for the price of the i5 on Newegg. Honestly I don't really use the capabilities of even a 3 GHz quad, I just appreciate speed for the sake of speed.
Edited by TickleMeElmo - 4/16/11 at 3:42am
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