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Old March 9, 2011, 11:09 AM
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4.5 on average on stock cooler. then the remaining 50% of chips can do anywhere from that up to and some above 5ghz.

there were some numbers in one thread...
Overclocking should never really be done on a stock cooler. You should always be using an aftermarket cooling if your serious about overclocking.
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Old March 9, 2011, 11:11 AM
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I was going to swap out my P67 board for a Z68 when they came out, but recently read that Quick Sync, which is the only feature I wanted from the Z68, does not function if you have a discreet GPU and a monitor is not connected to the onboard video.

If you're planning on using the discreet video and don't care about SSD caching or Quick Sync, I would say just get the P67.
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Old March 9, 2011, 11:37 AM
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of course, but gives you some wiggle room if you dont have the third party cooler/wc setup installed.

temps dont affect sb as much as previous chippies
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Old March 9, 2011, 01:45 PM
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Currently the SB powerhouse is the 2600k which has been shown to pull about 85w at 100% load at 4.5ghz which is alot less than the 135+ watt 1366 chips that today's high end air coolers were meant for so cooling doesn't seem to be much of a factor. The real trick is finding a mobo with a solid bios for overclocking.
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Old March 9, 2011, 02:15 PM
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Wait so what does the bclk have to do with hard drives now? is it because of the NB and SB being integrated into the cpu now?
NB is not integrated it just doesn't exist anymore. the PCIe lanes and memory controller are on the cpu. The rest is controlled by the Southbridge (usb/sata/audio/ethernet/non graphic pcie) which is connected through a 20gb/s DMI interface directly to the CPU.

i don't think it's been said, not only SB OC like a charm but it's also the fastest CPU clock for clock currently available. i'd say 10-20% faster than a 1366/1156 cpu.
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Old March 9, 2011, 05:12 PM
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