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  Quote XpubuX Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 03 Nov 2008 at 10:35pm
It takes a lot of time and monitering to get a chip at its full potential which DS connot spend on every computer if they want to make any money so they will put an overclock in that they are pretty sure will work with minimal tweaking. Ive spent probably over 48 hours not including stress test times and vantage scores getting my cpu overclocked just right with minimal voltage increases. Id start studding the chip now so your ready although waiting a while to push it may be a good idea so you can see problems that other overclockers are coming across.
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  Quote PatrickB Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 03 Nov 2008 at 10:38pm
Ya. Ive been looking up stuff about it all day today. Well naturally i have, i mean today is the official benchmark day. Smile
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  Quote dillinkay Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 Nov 2008 at 10:42pm
a q9550, with a gtx 280 will play games easily for at least 3-4 more years..

The things you guys are mentioning are so high above the overkill mark its not even funny.

Overkill is good though!
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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 Nov 2008 at 10:46pm
Overkill these days depends on point of view
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  Quote dillinkay Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 Nov 2008 at 10:49pm
Well, for the record my point of view is value.

When i bought the GTO, i was under the impression that it would be fitted with technology that was going to play the games im looking to play for at LEAST 3 years.

Which, after reviewing the benchmarks, etc will do that.

Sure i wont be getting BLEEDING edge FPS levels, but the FPS i will be getting sure beats the hell out of a HP Pavillion!
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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 Nov 2008 at 11:03pm
I agree 100% but that is your point of view.

a car is a car but there is a different between my Toyota and my Benz.

they are both very good cars IMO, but I would not call my Benz overkill.
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  Quote dillinkay Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 Nov 2008 at 11:12pm
Lol hey man.. the benz is a statement.. 

a computer is for computing,  if the program is being processed at a level in which the human eye cant make out obvious flaws it has technically fulfilled its purpose. Right?

Currently when i play something the CPU isnt even being used 50%!  Now a i7 would be even more "LOL".  Prolly what, 20% usage!

I understand though, having the BEST is always awesome.

So if you have the cash, or dont already have a quad, or a duo get the i7 DUH!  But if you already have a Quad, or a sick Duo im sure you wont really need to worry about upping.
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  Quote XpubuX Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 Nov 2008 at 11:22pm
i7 reminds me of when I got the p4 ht then out came duo will we see 8 cores right after this comes out?
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what is Sandy Bridge
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  Quote dillinkay Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 Nov 2008 at 11:28pm
lol i wish they just slowed down progression a bit.

its like, YAH MAN GTX280! FK YAH!

20 min's later

OMG DUDE GTX280X2 IS OUT! FK YAH MAN!
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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 Nov 2008 at 11:30pm
lol you get no arguments there, but I don't want to slow it down, I think they should cost less, but ya before you are back from the store where you just bought your new GPU, another one came out
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  Quote dillinkay Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 Nov 2008 at 11:32pm
its so true. :'(

Oh well, hopefully i get a good 4-5 years out of the gtx280.  We shall see!
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  Quote XpubuX Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 Nov 2008 at 11:39pm
Originally posted by DST4ME

what is Sandy Bridge
 
An operation in iraqOuch
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  Quote widdlecat Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 Nov 2008 at 11:50pm
I still say i7 is so new it's in it's experimental stage. A year later, they'll get the kinks out thanks to those who buy the first ones! I prefer reliability over bragging rights to claim I was one of the first to jump on a not-ready-for-consumer product. It just seems to be rushed considering all the new "innovations" that intel is stuffing into the i7 / x58 platform. Then throw in triple channel memory?... they're basically making three major changes in concept of their systems and a bunch of smaller ones all in one go. Approve
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if you wait a year youll be wanting sandy bridge.
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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Nov 2008 at 12:04am
I'm done with waiting pretty much
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  Quote XpubuX Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Nov 2008 at 12:44am
suprised their not doing preorder so they can mail out i7 on release date.
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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Nov 2008 at 1:02am
I'm sure they have a good reason for that, also even I wouldn't order one the same day, I like to sit back and see what others have to say, and how other's systems does before I go ahead. I'm also hoping maybe i7 Skulltrail appears before the end of the year.
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I'm waiting for Haswell. Might upgrade at Sandybridge / Ivybridge if a totally awesome game needs more cpu power.

Hopefully they also decide on one stupid socket by than.

Edited by skyR - 07 Nov 2008 at 1:18am
The only thing that keeps me wishing on a wishing star.
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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Nov 2008 at 1:19am
lol you are talking about a 3 year wait.

Ya it would be great if they used one damn socket

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22nm is when ill be doing my next upgrade should hopefully be the next huge leap in proccesing technology and performance.
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  Quote PatrickB Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 Nov 2008 at 8:40pm
I just found some good news!

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/overclocking-core-i7,2063.html

From what im getting the Overspeed Protection will be a feature you can turn off, so you can potentially OC the 920 and 940 further than i had thought. =]

Am I understanding this correctly?
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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 Nov 2008 at 8:55pm
Thats what its saying.
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  Quote PatrickB Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 Nov 2008 at 8:56pm
Makes me just that more excited to get mine!
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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 Nov 2008 at 9:00pm
lol I wish it was Dec already, I think I'm gonna set a date for myself, and no matter what get what out there at that time.
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  Quote PatrickB Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 Nov 2008 at 9:08pm
Even if i set a date i would order it before then. Im sick of this machine(dell bleh). haha. I'll most likely order around Nov. 20-23rd. Really it all depends when DS allows us to buy an i7 system from them. Hopefully the day of release or soon after.

My plans for a 4.0GHz+ i7 940 will be pretty easy to do it seems.
This should make for some amazing benchmarks.


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Ya look likes that should be just fine
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  Quote PatrickB Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 Nov 2008 at 9:11pm
DST, are you getting the 965? I think I recall you saying something along those lines.
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ya I'm hoping for a Skulltrail 965 with quad GPUs, but right now thats wishful thinking
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  Quote PatrickB Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 Nov 2008 at 9:29pm
Wow man, your ready to drop some serious cash into this system aren't ya?
What kind of GPU's do you want to throw into it?
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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 Nov 2008 at 9:30pm
what ever that can fold the fastest at the time, which right now is the 280 GTX, ya it will probably cost a bit but there are others out there with even pricier then what this would be

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A single 280 gtx can fold faster than a 4870x2?
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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 Nov 2008 at 9:33pm
not sure what the 4870x2 can do but without its own drivers I don't trust it.

aside from that card, nvidia cards fold 50% faster then ati cards.

checking around looks like the 4870x2 and the 280 gtx fold the same amount pretty much.

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Interesting.
+1 to Nvidia for folding faster(as far as we know)

Only the GPU's have anything to do with folding?
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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 Nov 2008 at 9:41pm
I'm not understanding your question there PB could you please explain what you mean

also nvidia uses 50% less power to produce 50% more points

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