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My i7 950 (stock @ 3.1ghz.. well nearly , need i remind you all) does 3.8Ghz @ 1.22v..... for me then to get it anywhere near stable at 4.0ghz it needs over 1.33v!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! terrible!!! i feel sorry for the little piece of ********!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! infuriating, guess thats what you get when you buy a cpu from a site called "pixmania pro.com or whatever their ****ty site is!!! I bet they get all they cpus sent back from overclockers who are less than happy with the bad cpus!!!

anyone else have these experience??
Edited by FuRy88 - 4/19/11 at 3:48pm
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My i7 950 (stock @ 3.1ghz.. well nearly , need i remind you all) does 3.8Ghz @ 1.22v..... for me then to get it anywhere near stable at 4.0ghz it needs over 1.33v!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! terrible!!! i feel sorry for the little piece of ********!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! infuriating, guess thats what you get when you buy a cpu from a site called "pixmania pro.com or whatever their ****ty site is!!! I bet they get all they cpus snet back from overclockers who are less than happy with the bad cpus!!!

anyone else have these experience??
Im no technician but as voltage increases so does the resistance which is why volts = heat, so the more you put into it will take even more than that to go a little higher and so on and so forth.

EDIT - Calm down, you dont buy anything and demand it overclocks, you buy it in the hopes that it WILL overclock, my phenom 2 X4 does 3.6 @ 1.41 - 1.42 and to get it to 4.0 i need 1.54.
Edited by Smoblikat - 4/19/11 at 3:43pm
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post #3 of 65
They don't guarantee overclocking so...

Go for the Extreme CPUs next time. They're binned.
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Im no technician but as voltage increases so does the resistance which is why volts = heat, so the more you put into it will take even more than that to go a little higher and so on and so forth.

EDIT - Calm down, you dont buy anything and demand it overclocks, you buy it in the hopes that it WILL overclock, my phenom 2 X4 does 3.6 @ 1.41 - 1.42 and to get it to 4.0 i need 1.54.


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post #5 of 65
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My i7 950 (stock @ 3.1ghz.. well nearly , need i remind you all) does 3.8Ghz @ 1.22v..... for me then to get it anywhere near stable at 4.0ghz it needs over 1.33v!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! terrible!!! i feel sorry for the little piece of ********!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! infuriating, guess thats what you get when you buy a cpu from a site called "pixmania pro.com or whatever their ****ty site is!!! I bet they get all they cpus snet back from overclockers who are less than happy with the bad cpus!!!

anyone else have these experience??
I believe there's little to no difference between 3.8GHz and 4.0GHz on the same chip. I don't see how this is that much of a problem. Why you need to make such a big deal about not being able to hit 4GHz, I am not sure.

The bottom line is that you need to just deal with it. You really do need to calm down though. If you bought an i7 expecting to get the golden chip, you were expecting a little too much from it. What stepping is the chip? That would tell you if you've hit that wall or not.
     
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post #6 of 65
Send it back.

Problem solved.

Buy SB.

Overclock higher.

Waste extra overclocking due to not needed clock speeds.

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ok fair enough, but the numbers in my particular situation are crap, youd have to agree! also get hellish temps! oooh this hobby pisses you off sometimes when you buy the runt of the litter.. just had to happen didnt it! lool
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My i7 950 (stock @ 3.1ghz.. well nearly , need i remind you all) does 3.8Ghz @ 1.22v..... for me then to get it anywhere near stable at 4.0ghz it needs over 1.33v!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! terrible!!! i feel sorry for the little piece of ********!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! infuriating, guess thats what you get when you buy a cpu from a site called "pixmania pro.com or whatever their ****ty site is!!! I bet they get all they cpus sent back from overclockers who are less than happy with the bad cpus!!!

anyone else have these experience??
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You sure your doing it right?
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