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Windows 7: Core i7 975 XE Breaks 5 GHz Barrier, With Air Cooling

27 Apr 2009   #1
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Core i7 975 XE Breaks 5 GHz Barrier, With Air Cooling

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Intel's newest high-end processor, the Core i7 975 Extreme Edition is gearing up for launch later this year, on course of which, it already passed a milestone. Xtreme Systems Forums member PcCI2iminal scored one with overclocking a Core i7 975 XE D0 stepping chip part the 5 GHz mark, 5015 MHz to be precise using only air cooling for the processor, with an ambient temperature of 20 C as claimed by the overclocker.
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27 Apr 2009   #2
TechOutsider

Windows XP
 
 

The Room Temp was 20 C. It doesn't mention the processor temp though.

Probably could have pushed the overclock higher if they disabled HT and all but 1 core; it would have ran a lot cooler!
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28 Apr 2009   #3
Smashy

Vista Enterprise x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TechOutsider View Post
The Room Temp was 20 C. It doesn't mention the processor temp though.

Probably could have pushed the overclock higher if they disabled HT and all but 1 core; it would have ran a lot cooler!
Cores : 4
Threads : 4

Looks disabled to me...also that's not my way of overclocking, hyperthreading was created for a reason and I doubt that turning it off will give you an overall gain in performance.
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28 Apr 2009   #4
kpo6969

 
 

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28 Apr 2009   #5
TechOutsider

Windows XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Smashy View Post
Cores : 4
Threads : 4

Looks disabled to me...also that's not my way of overclocking, hyperthreading was created for a reason and I doubt that turning it off will give you an overall gain in performance.
Scratch that part about HT. Now I see, Core Temp reports each core is around 30 to 34 C.

I mean if the overclocker disabled all but 1 core, it probably would push the overclock higher because the processor as a whole would run faster; instead of 4 cores operating each at ~30 C, you only have 1 core.
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