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Old December 10, 2008, 03:34 PM
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I see more and more i7 in the members signature here, and I was wondering if we could share some settings.

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As you can see, running 8 thread in Boinc. I got an oc of 4.1 once the turbo mode kicks in and my temps are somewhat under control. My CPU is under water has you can see in my sign. Also, my GTX280 is in the same loop..... I'd like to share some Bios settings, what do you guys use to take picture of it ? Normal camera ?
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Old December 10, 2008, 04:10 PM
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Nice work- Damn you and your 1366 waterblock adapter!

If you've gained any nuggets of wisdom in the secrets of the x58, post some tip at this thread:

Got any i7 OC tips?
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Actually not lots of wisdom, I feel it was kind of too easy..... wondering If I skipped something...
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Have you read the motherboard manual- looks like there are some interesting things to tweak on these- NB clock skew, CPU diff amp, CPU clock skew- all supposedly can affect your overclock, seems like trial and error, but lots to keep the OCer occupied- maybe only the difference between 4.1 and 4.2, but I guess taht's what it's about- I can't wait.
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Nice work- Damn you and your 1366 waterblock adapter!

If you've gained any nuggets of wisdom in the secrets of the x58, post some tip at this thread:

Got any i7 OC tips?






Guess which one cost $4.25 and which costs $10.99.

The noctua comes with way more stuff, a better back plate, springs and a color instruction guide and it costs 4.25.

The core i7 plate for the gtz comes with nothing almost and you have to recycle everything from the old set. It also tells me to reuse the allen wrench that was part of the original gtz package to disassemble the package. However none is included, grr. Well hopefully I have one.

I bought the noctua to see if it would work as a holddown plate for other blocks.
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Old December 12, 2008, 10:18 AM
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Lol, I tought I had lost the allen Key !

By the way, anyone got any problem with RAM voltage and I7/X58 ? I am aat 1.64 for now. I read rumor where you ahve to keep it .5 from the memory controller voltage. Anyone heard/know anything different ?
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