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Windows 7: i7 2600K @ 5Ghz!

08 Feb 2011   #11
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You guys are funny. Who wants to pay a lot of money for a defunct CPU - Sata controller, Northbridge, or whatever. Who knows what else is wrong with it. They are only telling us what they want to tell us. And in 32nm technology, there are a lot of opportunities for problems. Let the thing settle down.


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08 Feb 2011   #12
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

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You better turn this Sandy Bridge back in and wait until they have fixed it.
It is the chip for the SATAII controllers that is bad, not the CPU.

~Lordbob
This. i've seen people confused about that issue, as long as you keep your devices away from the SATA II ports, you're fine, plus...

Most end-users don't have more than 4 SATA devices (4 being the SATA III ports on the motherboard) so they wouldn't be that much compromised.

I have 2 HDDs and 2 DVD-Drives (and i only use one, i'm thinking about removing it) i mean, i'd rather have all my HDDs (in case that some users have 4) on the SATA III ports and leave the DVD-Drive(s) on the SATA II, since it's not used often
To be honest, I am not too concerned about it (until I get a replacement) as the fail rate was so low and over a much longer period of time.
My harddrives should be just fine until I get a replacement motherboard.

~Lordbob
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08 Feb 2011   #13
society misfit

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

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Hmm, how about a Corsair H70? or if you don't want watercooling, you could use a Noctua NH-D14 those would be my #1 choices
Iíve been eyeing the H70. Even shopped around for replacement fans in case the stocks ones are too loud! But both Corsair and Antec will be coming out with newer versions of the ďAll In OneĒ water cooling very soon. And as for the Noctua NH-D14ÖIíd be all over that if it werenít for the tall heatsinks on my memory. It may just fit but I donít want to take that chance. Plus I like to have a little room to play!

As for the Sandy Bridge fault. Iím not worried at all. So far (from what Iíve read) they have only been able to recreate the failure within a lab environment. With the amount of SB boards that are out there Iíve yet to hear or read about someone coming forth and saying that their SATA II ports actually failed. Besides Iíve got all my ďstuffĒ plugged into the SATA III ports.
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08 Feb 2011   #14
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

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Hmm, how about a Corsair H70? or if you don't want watercooling, you could use a Noctua NH-D14 those would be my #1 choices
Iíve been eyeing the H70. Even shopped around for replacement fans in case the stocks ones are too loud! But both Corsair and Antec will be coming out with newer versions of the ďAll In OneĒ water cooling very soon. And as for the Noctua NH-D14ÖIíd be all over that if it werenít for the tall heatsinks on my memory. It may just fit but I donít want to take that chance. Plus I like to have a little room to play!

As for the Sandy Bridge fault. Iím not worried at all. So far (from what Iíve read) they have only been able to recreate the failure within a lab environment. With the amount of SB boards that are out there Iíve yet to hear or read about someone coming forth and saying that their SATA II ports actually failed. Besides Iíve got all my ďstuffĒ plugged into the SATA III ports.
Or better yet a full water cooling setup

Also, see my post in the news thread for motherboard manufacturers response.

~Lordbob
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08 Feb 2011   #15
society misfit

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

A complete water cooling set up has crossed my mind as well.

BTW, how did you make out overclocking that i5?
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08 Feb 2011   #16
Everlong

 

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You guys are funny. Who wants to pay a lot of money for a defunct CPU - Sata controller, Northbridge, or whatever. Who knows what else is wrong with it. They are only telling us what they want to tell us. And in 32nm technology, there are a lot of opportunities for problems. Let the thing settle down.
Well I know a few people on this forum who bought the mobo before the problem was discovered. And then every vendor/Intel are offering a straight swap for one of the new revision mobos when they're available, and I know places are offering the swap if they're purchased now, so it's not really much of loss, and I doubt anyone will run in to the problem before the new revisions are released. OEMs and Intel found it had a 5% fail rate over extreme usage.
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08 Feb 2011   #17
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

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A complete water cooling set up has crossed my mind as well.

BTW, how did you make out overclocking that i5?
4.5GHz stable at 1.35V or so.

~Lordbob
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08 Feb 2011   #18
society misfit

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

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A complete water cooling set up has crossed my mind as well.

BTW, how did you make out overclocking that i5?
4.5GHz stable at 1.35V or so.

~Lordbob
Nice. Did you play with the DIGI+ and VRM settings?
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08 Feb 2011   #19
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

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A complete water cooling set up has crossed my mind as well.

BTW, how did you make out overclocking that i5?
4.5GHz stable at 1.35V or so.

~Lordbob
Nice. Did you play with the DIGI+ and VRM settings?
Not really, I am not sure what those do.

~Lordbob
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08 Feb 2011   #20
society misfit

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

That makes two of us! But they sound impressive so Iíd thought they must do something. Try the settings I posted at the beginning of this thread. But first, go into the BIOS and save your current setting under the profile manager. That way you can go back without any trouble. You can adjust the DIGI+ and VRM in either the BIOS or within the Asus software. Doesnít make any difference. Once the DIGI+ and VRM are set, save that as a separate profile within the BIOS. This is so you do not have to set those up again if you crash. After that go into the TurboV and try increasing the multiplier 100MHz at a time. After ever 100 MHz increase, do a quick stress test (I used AIDA64) for about 2 or 3min to see where your temps end up at and if it will crash under load. I found that that it would crash seconds within the CPU throttling up to 100%. If you crash it will just revert back to the profile you saved. If you donít crash the test and you are comfortable with your temperatures, increase again 100MHz. When you crash, take note of the multiplier and either go back 100Mhz and be happy, or increase the VCore by .5 and test again. Once you find a clock you are happy with then you can tear it apart with Prime.

I bet with your VCore set the way it is, by just adjusting the DIGI and VRM you can get another 200MHz out of that i5.
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