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harrynowl

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    harrynowl got a reaction from stamkaly in Xeon heatspreaders TIM or soldered?   
    The socket 2011-x chips are solder. the mainstream e3 series you get on 115x are using TIM.
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    harrynowl got a reaction from TopHatProductions115 in Performance of an AMD A10 5750M?   
    Although I'd like to point out Richland and Trinity are the same silicone Richland is just clocked higher.
     
    And for a lot of Laptops CPU upgrades aren't that hard, unless it's an ultrathin or something a lot of Laptops give you access to the CPU area just by taking a plate off the bottom.
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    harrynowl got a reaction from r2724r16 in LGA775 Core2Duo, Core2Quad OVERCLOCKING guide   
    Hi, welcome to my guide for LGA775 overclocking!
     
    I felt like writing this guide because LGA775 can still be a capable platform, plus overclocking is fun. I also see a fair amount of misinformation about LGA775 and overclocking (e.g. they aren't unlocked so can't be overclocked.) So I just felt like putting a guide out there for those interested in doing it, or for those who just want to learn a thing or two.
     

     
    Let's start off with some basic terminology that you'll use when overclocking, some of this may be specific to LGA775.
     
     
     
     
    Some basic maths:
     
     
    Motherboard chipsets and how they compare:
     
     
    So now to the actual overclocking, you'll need to target a desired clock speed. I'll list some common Intel CPUs and some average overclocks.
     
     
     
    Recommended voltages:
     
    Thanks for giving this a read
     
    Feel free to post your results and some benchmarks!

    http://valid.canardpc.com/kj3mw1
    http://hwbot.org/submission/2649485_harrynowl_cinebench_r11.5_xeon_x5450_5.25_points?recalculate=true
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    harrynowl got a reaction from suchamoneypit in Show off your latest purchase!   
    Dewar.
     


     
     
     
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    harrynowl got a reaction from Snow123098 in [MOD] LGA771 to LGA775 CPU modification tutorial   
    Hi. This is a quick guide on modding your LGA771 CPU into a fully LGA775 compatible state, we'll cover why you'd want to do this later. I'll start with the basics.
     
    Difficulty: Intermediate
    Do not attempt this mod if you aren't comfortable with working near the CPU socket or performing basic BIOS modifications.
     
    Disclaimer:
    I'm not responsible for any damage to you and/or your equipment whilst performing this modification, you proceed at your own discretion.
     
    Tools required:
     
    Razor blade (sharper the better):

     
    Additional items:
     
    Compatible motherboard
     
    Chosen CPU
     
    Modification sticker
     
    How to apply the sticker correctly
     
    Physical differences
     
    So how do we get round this?
     
    Now what?
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    harrynowl got a reaction from Saksham Patel in LGA775 Core2Duo, Core2Quad OVERCLOCKING guide   
    well. at 4.65ghz I beat an FX8350 @ 5.35ghz in cinebench 11.5 + r15 (single threaded), so lga775 is still worth something
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    harrynowl got a reaction from ice006 in [ASUS P8P67 Rev 3.0] i5 2500K does not have a Turbo Ratio in BIOS - need help with flashing the BIOS   
    Here you go, just searched posts I've made for when I posted this:
     
     
    Hope it helps.
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    harrynowl got a reaction from Nup in RAM Question. Faster RAM = Better CPU overclocking ?   
    Not really as these days RAM speeds are largely independent of CPU speeds. On older platforms like LGA1156 and 775 where RAM speed was often tied to the CPU bus frequency (because that's how OCing worked back then) you'd grab a faster kit when overclocking to increase headroom.
     
    However as that's not the case anymore the difference is not really there. On Haswell using high speed DDR3 can hurt overclocking as it increases stress on the IMC (integrated memory controller) which could mean you run into instability quicker.
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    harrynowl got a reaction from crazysteve240 in LGA775 Core2Duo, Core2Quad OVERCLOCKING guide   
    Hi, welcome to my guide for LGA775 overclocking!
     
    I felt like writing this guide because LGA775 can still be a capable platform, plus overclocking is fun. I also see a fair amount of misinformation about LGA775 and overclocking (e.g. they aren't unlocked so can't be overclocked.) So I just felt like putting a guide out there for those interested in doing it, or for those who just want to learn a thing or two.
     

     
    Let's start off with some basic terminology that you'll use when overclocking, some of this may be specific to LGA775.
     
     
     
     
    Some basic maths:
     
     
    Motherboard chipsets and how they compare:
     
     
    So now to the actual overclocking, you'll need to target a desired clock speed. I'll list some common Intel CPUs and some average overclocks.
     
     
     
    Recommended voltages:
     
    Thanks for giving this a read
     
    Feel free to post your results and some benchmarks!

    http://valid.canardpc.com/kj3mw1
    http://hwbot.org/submission/2649485_harrynowl_cinebench_r11.5_xeon_x5450_5.25_points?recalculate=true
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    harrynowl got a reaction from SansVarnic in Post Custom Desktop   
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    harrynowl reacted to zMeul in need a guide to overclock the i5 6600 with asrock h170 pro4/hyer   
    he actually can
    AsRock's Hyper boards have external BCLK clock generator
     
    in theory, I can't find a definitive guide
    to get to 4.5Ghz:
    Enter the BIOS Go to OC Tweaker – CPU Configuration Set the BCLK you need (I can't find the ring multiplier for i5 6600, should be 27) - you start at 100, so increase it by 1 Go to OC Tweaker – Voltage Configuration Set the CPU Core Voltage to 1.325 and the the CPU Loadline Calibration to Level 1 Go to OC Tweaker – DRAM Configuration Load the XMP Profile ps: the cooler is not suited for OCing
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    harrynowl got a reaction from oskarha in LGA775 Core2Duo, Core2Quad OVERCLOCKING guide   
    Hi, welcome to my guide for LGA775 overclocking!
     
    I felt like writing this guide because LGA775 can still be a capable platform, plus overclocking is fun. I also see a fair amount of misinformation about LGA775 and overclocking (e.g. they aren't unlocked so can't be overclocked.) So I just felt like putting a guide out there for those interested in doing it, or for those who just want to learn a thing or two.
     

     
    Let's start off with some basic terminology that you'll use when overclocking, some of this may be specific to LGA775.
     
     
     
     
    Some basic maths:
     
     
    Motherboard chipsets and how they compare:
     
     
    So now to the actual overclocking, you'll need to target a desired clock speed. I'll list some common Intel CPUs and some average overclocks.
     
     
     
    Recommended voltages:
     
    Thanks for giving this a read
     
    Feel free to post your results and some benchmarks!

    http://valid.canardpc.com/kj3mw1
    http://hwbot.org/submission/2649485_harrynowl_cinebench_r11.5_xeon_x5450_5.25_points?recalculate=true
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    harrynowl got a reaction from Vadise in AMD Radeon Memory   
    It's rebranded Patriot, the new stuff is Hynix MFR like you find in... basically any 4/8GB kit rated for 2400+ and the older stuff is Micron. Both fine. Both run XMP/AMP.
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    harrynowl got a reaction from Milenkata in Post your Cinebench R20+15+R11.5+2003 Scores **Don't Read The OP PLZ**   
    That's one pig of an i7  
     
     
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    harrynowl got a reaction from MageTank in CPU Degredation Over (almost) 2 Years   
    Temperatures have a direct correlation with resistance in a CPU (Positive temperature co-efficient). Which mainly affects a few things to my knowledge:
     
    - Voltage requirement
    - Degradation (via Current Crowding)
    - CPU overclocking (as a result of the first one).
     
    For example at ambient room temp with water my 3570K will do 5GHz @ 1.34V, at -25c it does 5.45 at the same voltage and 5.7 at -50c.
     
    But a CPU at 4.5GHz at -80c and a CPU at 4.5GHz at 80c will perform the same (provided its the same CPU), one will just require less volts.
     
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    Anandtech did a bit on degradation a while ago, although it was applying to the 45nm Hi-K MG used at the time the principle is still the same.
     
    I know someone whos G3258 was folding for about 2 years and it went from 4.6 1.22V to like 4.4 1.27V.
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    harrynowl reacted to MageTank in CPU Degredation Over (almost) 2 Years   
    This is 100% correct. Your temperature directly impacts the resistance of the silicon itself. Whether or not temperatures impact performance, depends on a few variables:
     
    Are the temps high enough to throttle the CPU? Is it a CPU that has thermal/power target limits (T SKU's, U SKU's, etc), is your overclock limited by thermals? If the answer to any of this is yes, then reducing the temperature (through delidding or upgrading your thermal solution) will result in an increase in performance. In your analogy, you are 100% correct that a CPU that is clocked exactly the same, and is running hotter (but not throttling) it will perform exactly the same. 
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    harrynowl got a reaction from maria2244 in does the newer i7 6700k cpu better than the old FIRST RELEASE i7 6700k ?   
    L547 is best batch IIRC.
     
    But in general over a products lifetime they become more consistent overclockers.
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    harrynowl reacted to Kazetana in X58 System: P6X58D-E vs Rampage II Extreme?   
    My bad, wasn't aware that overclocking xeons was possible on X58.
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    harrynowl reacted to Sintezza in X58 System: P6X58D-E vs Rampage II Extreme?   
    As far as the VRM of those 2 boards goes.
    Both boards have 16 pwm (virtual) phases.
    I assume that both boards most likely feuture a similar 8 true phase fully digital VRM design from ChiLL.
    Most likely the CHL8318 pwm (or similar) which is a 7+1 true phase flex mode pwm, which can combine the outputs to run in 8+0 phase mode.
    And used some phase doublers to double the phase count to 16 pwm phases.
    Most of the time the Rampage boards have higher quality and higher rated powerstages / mosfets and inductors on them.
    But i dont think that it would matter a whole lot for the average user.
    But you could overclock some of the X58 Xeon´s realy well if you have a decent motherboard.
    I could dig up the exact VRM specs on both boards, but that might take a while.
    And i´m not realy sure if all that info would be realy relevant.
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    harrynowl got a reaction from Sintezza in X58 System: P6X58D-E vs Rampage II Extreme?   
    My Rampage 3 Extreme was based on the 8318, I suspect its likely the same for the others  
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    harrynowl reacted to Sintezza in X58 System: P6X58D-E vs Rampage II Extreme?   
    Yes thats correct, i made a typo there.
    The Rampage 3 indeed features the CHL8318 which is a 7+1 flex mode pwm, that can combine the phases count to 8 true phases.
    But its basicly a similar pwm to the CHL3828.
    The CHL3828 is used on the Rampage 4 series btw.
    Just a newer version of the pwm.
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    harrynowl reacted to Sintezza in X58 System: P6X58D-E vs Rampage II Extreme?   
    Yes Asus is re-branding the pwm controllers they use as ASPxxxx for a couple of years allready indeed, for whatever reason.
    And ChiLL is owned by IR.
     
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    harrynowl reacted to done12many2 in Post your Cinebench R20+15+R11.5+2003 Scores **Don't Read The OP PLZ**   
    Good thing entries aren't updated based on memory.  
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    harrynowl got a reaction from RS2007GOD in DDR2 pc2-8000   
    The best D9s are found in 1GB dual-sided config (512mbit density)  
     
    Easiest way to find good D9 is crucial ballistix (inc tracer) ending in .16F IIRC.
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    harrynowl reacted to Sintezza in My findings on AMD CPU software temperature monitoring   
    The package tempsensor is the only sensor you should look at.
    AMD cpu´s dont have individual tempsensors per core.
    If your cpu is aircooled, then its pretty normal that on idle it sits arround 10°C ish above ambiend, depending on ventilation.
     
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