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19 Sep 2009   #651
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
Stock 2.8

That's something to go by....your 9450s score. I will start OCing tonight and see what I can get it to do.....

I don't know what I'm doing. The BIOS is a lot different than my P45 board. I am trying to figure it out. I almost have it "figured" haha

Thanks for the info Skunk

I did a quick 3.0Ghz here is the Super Pi result
Attachment 28582

Here's the best review I've seen yet. Looks like it's officially faster than the 920!
AnandTech: The Intel Core i7 860 Review
Tells us how the turbo on the 860 goes...that has really caught my eye...


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20 Sep 2009   #652
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

The 860 is easily overclockable. I have hit 1Ghz over stock (3.8) easily.

@Zidane24 - It seems to hit about 3.3-3.5 with the turbo enabled.

Very nice.

I love the Mushkin 1600 7-8-7-20 memory too.
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20 Sep 2009   #653
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
Stock 2.8

That's something to go by....your 9450s score. I will start OCing tonight and see what I can get it to do.....

I don't know what I'm doing. The BIOS is a lot different than my P45 board. I am trying to figure it out. I almost have it "figured" haha

Thanks for the info Skunk

I did a quick 3.0Ghz here is the Super Pi result
Attachment 28582

Here's the best review I've seen yet. Looks like it's officially faster than the 920!
AnandTech: The Intel Core i7 860 Review
well......there you have it.

i7 architecture is a fair bit more efficient than the older ''core2'', superPI only stresses 1 core so its an excellent test of single threaded efficiency.

i7 & i9 are becoming more & more appealing daily.
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20 Sep 2009   #654
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Just an update on the P55-UD4P Mobo and Core i7 860 build.

Here's a bad thing about this board, the RAM slot closest to the socket is blocked by the fan on this heatsink. It's not even very big. You could use the slot but it's not the best design. There is room, you would have to remove the fan first then install the fan after putting the memory in. Bad design for a full size ATX board but I can deal with it, The board has been great so far.
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Here's a shot of the back
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And some others
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The i7 860 is turning out to be a very nice chip. I could have gone with a 920 but like to try new things....I have hit 3.8Ghz easily on air cooling. I plan to go over 4 soon!


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20 Sep 2009   #655
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
Just an update on the P55-UD4P Mobo and Core i7 860 build.

Here's a bad thing about this board, the RAM slot closest to the socket is blocked by the fan on this heatsink. It's not even very big. You could use the slot but it's not the best design. There is room, you would have to remove the fan first then install the fan after putting the memory in.
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Here's a shot of the back
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And some others
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The i7 860 is turning out to be a very nice chip. I could have gone with a 920 but like to try new things....I have hit 3.8Ghz easily on air cooling. I plan to go over 4 soon!
hmm...... that is a bit of a bummer.

but if your not going for a ''push / pull'' config i'd stick the fan on the other side of the cooler.
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20 Sep 2009   #656
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Yea, I guess I could put it on the other side and have it blowing out the back.

It's not as big a deal as it seems, I looked close and 4GB more Mushkin would fit.

Just a matter of taking those clips off. Thanks for the idea...I can't believe I never thought of that. I was planning on putting another fan on the other side anyway....so I will have to deal with it.

I love these Gigabyte boards because of how easy they make it to flash the BIOS. It's a 30 second task and backed up with dual BIOS so you don't have to worry about anything. It makes OCing easy too. (one you learn the settings, which I am doing now)

There are people getting almost 5Ghz out of this chip!!!!

http://www.ocforums.com/showthread.php?p=6226023
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20 Sep 2009   #657
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
Yea, I guess I could put it on the other side and have it blowing out the back.

It's not as big a deal as it seems, I looked close and 4GB more Mushkin would fit.

Just a matter of taking those clips off. Thanks for the idea...I can't believe I never thought of that. I was planning on putting another fan on the other side anyway....so I will have to deal with it.

I love these Gigabyte boards because of how easy they make it to flash the BIOS. It's a 30 second task and backed up with dual BIOS so you don't have to worry about anything. It makes OCing easy too. (one you learn the settings, which I am doing now)
''Dual BIOS'' is such an excellent addition, the dreaded BIOS flash has haunted me ever since it was an option... i killed my fist P35 with a flash, i stupidly flashed straight over my OC , dead board.

but many have lost their boards while following the process to a T, thousands of horror stories.

you loose the BIOS & you loose any chance to troubleshoot. Dual BIOS FTW!!.
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20 Sep 2009   #658
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Check this page out Skunk, almost 5Ghz !!!!!!!!!!!!! I believe it too!!!!!!!!!!!!

That's my board and chip!

The Gigabyte P55-UD4P thread - Overclockers Forums

I guess he did hit 5. Wow
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20 Sep 2009   #659
sergiogarcia9

 

Very nice Machine, nate42nd
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20 Sep 2009   #660
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

lol.......grrr, i can feel the dreaded upgrade monster creeping up the back of my neck...

there's no doubt these i7's are clocking like BEASTS.... 4.7ghz @ 1.55v is far too much for practical use (though an 8.5 sec 1M superPI is ASTONISHING )

if you could get an i7 to 4ghz with HT enabled for 24/7 use, your laughing.... NOTHING will tap that power for years & years, couple that with a decent SLI or CFX config & you've got a pretty good ''Crysis Cruncher'' right there.

god.....how am i gonna break to the wife i need to upgrade (a completely new rig )
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