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Old September 29, 2008, 08:44 PM
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Hey all. I'm building another new computer, but then since I'm using this one solely to OC, what would be the cheapest build, but can be used later on for other uses? I'm going to give this to my brother after when I'm done with it.

So, I need a build that is best for OCing (Min 4Ghz, using dry ice) while cheap, and can be used for gaming after)

My budget is about 500$.
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Old September 29, 2008, 08:47 PM
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thats not exactly uh .. extreme?

dry ice? hahaha.

just buy a 8400 and clock to 4 on air :P

6ghz is extreme as a minimum.
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Old September 29, 2008, 08:49 PM
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Get yourself an E8600 (guarenteed OE Stepping) and go for it..hahahaha
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Old September 29, 2008, 08:54 PM
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Get yourself an E8600 (guarenteed OE Stepping) and go for it..hahahaha
wanna bet? My 8600 flakes out at 4.7gb and won't go any higher.
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Old September 29, 2008, 09:08 PM
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What temps? What Cooling method yada yada yada.....
Personally, I'd go with the E8400 ($180) and hope for a "good chip" ....
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Old September 29, 2008, 09:09 PM
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What temps? What Cooling method yada yada yada.....
Personally, I'd go with the E8400 ($180) and hope for a "good chip" ....
no.

I mean when it hits 4.7ghz it stops. BSODs .. MACHINE_EXCEPTION_CHECK

Won't budge even at 1.44v
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Old September 29, 2008, 10:11 PM
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Go to 1.5v...!!! Push it man...throw your money away..hahahahah
Just kidding...like my "older" E8400, cannot get it past 4.05 Ghz without pushing well past 1.45v, although, they're cheap enough now...hhhmmm...know where I'm going with this?
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