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It seems AMD is getting rid of all their non FX and Opteron products that have 1MB of L2 cache per core in favor of 512K. I just recently was able to snag up a 4000+ with 1MB per core, but is the performance even noticeably different from the 512K variants, and does it have any effect whatsoever on overclock?
 

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I love that processor! Look at what I'm getting STABLE!
nice dude, try and make it show 3ghz
 

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That's just badass. Okay, I'm officially exited now because that's just awesome. You just essentially recreated an FX for 1/4 the price.
 
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I don't think the processor could physically take the clockspeed though. Even the FX that has an unlocked multiplier seems to hit a wall at around 3.2
 

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I don't think the processor could physically take the clockspeed though. Even the FX that has an unlocked multiplier seems to hit a wall at around 3.2
Till you get on phase


The difference in cache doesn't help much, maybe 3-5% in games.
 

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nice dude, try and make it show 3ghz

What you mean? You want
Or are you just getting on my case b/c it says 2999.9Mhz?
I should add that my vcore drops under load. but I hear thats typical of ASUS boards so w/e.

I paid $198 for my processor back at the beginning of August brand new retail on ZipZoomFly. I am very pleased with this OC.
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Yeah. A friend and myself were thinking of the ultimate budget high performance cooling system - installing my system into a mini fridge. Refrigerated water has got to bring me some massive overclock.
 

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Yeah. A friend and myself were thinking of the ultimate budget high performance cooling system - installing my system into a mini fridge. Refrigerated water has got to bring me some massive overclock.
You'll burn the compressor out within 6 months, this has been tested before. A better way is to get a decent H20 setup and set your rad outside for that cool winter air.

EDIT: You live in Arizona... you could put the rad in the mini fridge, but it still burns them out...
 

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LMAO. I once heard about a computer tower completely sealed and air tight that had no internal fans. But it was filled with vegetable oil or something than ran through radiators outside of the case and it was amazingly cooled and overclocked.
 

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LMAO. I once heard about a computer tower completely sealed and air tight that had no internal fans. But it was filled with vegetable oil or something than ran through radiators outside of the case and it was amazingly cooled and overclocked.
The biggest problems with oil is it's not cheap, it's hard to cool because it's hard to move with fans or pumps, and it's very very very very very messy if it leaks. If it leaks, say at night, and you don't catch it. A) dead computer B) ruined room.
 

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It's not an everyday application. It was a story... I hope you didn't think anyone was seriously thinking about doing it...

It's been done a lot. When passivly cooled, it is an ok idea, but good water or great air is better IMO.
 

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Hahaha, yeah Arizona really sucks for overclocking. No joke, I seriously think that overclocking my system heats up the house so much that it adds like 50 dollars to the AC bill.

But that was with the Athlon XP which are freakin' hot anyway. I haven't had the Windsor long enough to test it out. Just got it like today.
 

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But for any practical use, I don't see the real need for anything more hardcore than water.
 

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Yeah, I looked at some benchmarks comparing the 3800 to the 4000, slightly better but not amazingly better. Although on some games there was a huge difference.
 
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