2.8 Not Great?

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There’s an item here which claims that very high speed PIVs and Athlons make Windows 2000 and XP go gaga. Allegedly, this has something to do with the OSs handling I/O packets.

Since other statements from the source seem questionable at best, I figured it would be best to ask people running CPUs at very high speeds, and that means you.

If you are running a CPU at very high speeds (let’s say 2GHz real for Athlons and over 2.67GHz for PIVs and you are running either Windows 2000 or XP, have you been running into OS problems?

If you could, please send me a note with the following:

  • The processor you’re running
  • The overclocked speed
  • The kind of cooling you’re using
  • Have you had problems with either Windows 2000 or XP, and if so, what are they?

The article also mentions PIVs dying due to excessive voltage. Might as well ask about that, too.

If (and only if) a PIV you bought died and/or “weakened” (stopped being capable of operating at X speed and could only operate more slowly), please answer the following:

  • The processor you’re running
  • The initial overclocked speed of the processor
  • The voltage at which you were running the processor
  • If it died, the circumstances of death, including the length of time until it died.
  • If it “weakened,” what did it weaken to, and how long did you run it before that happened?

I’m asking about just “deaths” and “wounds” for a reason. If I only get a handful of emails, this is probably not a big deal, and I don’t have to plow through a ton of emails to find that out. If I get a ton of reports of dead and hurt PIVs, this will demand additional inquiry (at which point I’ll ask about the live ones).




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