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Conroe, maybe you'd like to see this..

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by .::lawrywild::., 29 May 2006.

  1. .::lawrywild::.

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  2. pcknight

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    WAW!
     
  3. Minstadave

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    5ghz.....I know what my next CPU will be :D
     
  4. Goksly

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    very nice. would like to see how high these bad boys go in a shuttle / air cooling etc. cba'ed to look through 50+ page threads on XS though :p
     
  5. speeduk

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    A super chilled conroe at 1.75v? :p
     
  6. speeduk

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    Thats the 2.93 extreme so maybe 3.5ghz+-
     
  7. welshtom

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    I know what mine will be too, The only worry i have is the voltage these guys are running here.

    im not scared to put 1.75 through my A64 (1.4v stock). But i know a LOT of the users here wont even go above 1.5v most of the time.

    These conroes are 1.2-1.3v stock and people are pushing 1.8v through them to get these results.

    I think a lot of people are going to be disappointed with their overclocks on these because they dont want the huge volts.


    Tom
     
  8. Durzel

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    Yeah, I don't think you can really get much real world value out of LN2 benchmarks. Plus, a lot of us buy stuff that we actually intend to use - I would debate the practicality and longeivity of a LN2 cooled system where the CPU is running massively overvolted. That's not really the point of why they do it, but its a valid point as far as mere mortals are concerned. :)

    I would be happy with a 4Ghz Conroe on my modded Vapo.
     
  9. welshtom

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    Yea, thats the thing. People all want this conroe now but im not sure they realise the stress these chips are under, theres a distinct fear of volts on this forum.

    Wont be long now though

    Tom
     
  10. tomos

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    hmm, wonder when they will have actual availability of these to buy. i know the release is meant to be july sometime but will that be a paper launch or not?
     
  11. pcknight

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    Hope its worth the wait!
     
  12. egt

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    How do you manage to raise the volts to 1.75V, Tom? Most i can raise is 1.680 or thereabouts. Is there a DFI bios that lets you do this? Cheers.
     
  13. Duke

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    Damn that's quick :D
     
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  15. egt

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    Maybe i'm missing something here but in my bios screen i can only see:
    CPU VID control max: 1.55
    Special VID control max: 113%

    Sorry for the off topic.
     
  16. Minstadave

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    I think only certain bioses have the really high voltage special values.
     
  17. Jimbo Mahoney

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    I think some Ultra D BIOSs took the 123% and higher options out because there were problems. I killed a really good 3000 Venice with one of the 123% options - in reality, these options pumped more voltage than stated through the chip or something.

    I think the Expert fixed all the niggles like this.
     
  18. Jimbo Mahoney

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    That means the max is 1.75 volts.
     
  19. egt

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    Thanks for the info guys.

    Can't remember which bios i'm on but it's nice and stable so i think i'll give the mega-voltage bios's a miss :)

    EDIT: Jimbo, It reads just below 1.7v in CPU-Z for me, but i know thats probably an inaccurate reading, mate.
     
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  20. The Pat

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    Woah that's speedy. Wonder when someone is gonna get a sub 10 second pi time?