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MIAHALLEN

Senior Member
Joined
Aug 29, 2007
Yep..I bought this new i3 540 for my HTPX upgrade...not for benching. But that doesn't mean I'm not allowed to have a little fun first right? :D

CBB @ -75C and CB at -106C on this P55A-UD3R :( Gotta try another mobo...

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Brutal-Force

Member
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Feb 22, 2009
Lol, I take it thats a suicide? I wonder how far I could crank my i5 750 with 1.74V!!!!

Christ, I missed the 1.84V!!!
 
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MIAHALLEN

MIAHALLEN

Senior Member
Joined
Aug 29, 2007
Yeah, this CPU would have taken more voltage, but the board was getting a bit flakey with more than 1.7V :rolleyes:

Felt pretty stable at 5.5GHz at -95C :santa:
 

KonaKona

Trashcan Man Member
Joined
Nov 25, 2008
1.8 is nothing, records on this chip are 2.0-2.1v. These things are the new 65nm process; indestructible and just eats up the volts.
 

dejo

Senior Moment Senior Member
Joined
Nov 11, 2001
I never get to have that kind of fun. dont have any extreme cooling gear. looks great from here.
 

Automata

Destroyer of Empires and Use
Joined
May 15, 2006
This is for XTREME HIGH DEF.

Good stuff though, wish I could afford a good HTPC like that. I don't think you will need to replace that for many many years.
 
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MIAHALLEN

MIAHALLEN

Senior Member
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Aug 29, 2007
Yeah, I wouldn't say "indestructible"...but if you have good cooling, they can typically handle quite a bit.

Honestly, I was a little concerned with my CBB of -75 booting over 1.8V...but the chip is still alive ;)
 

87dtna

Member
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Jul 30, 2009
Very nice, I picked up a 530 just for fun. Hoping to get 5ghz on air cooling! I won't run it past 1.60 on air cooling though, don't want to fry my board's socket LOL. I should be able to get atleast 4.5ghz with HT on.
 
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MIAHALLEN

MIAHALLEN

Senior Member
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Aug 29, 2007
I'd really like to see more from this setup...but it looks as though I was wrong...it may be the mobo causing the CB...

I picked up an i5 670 today and the CB is exactly the same as my i3 540....-106C :(

I've got an MSI Trinergy and a P55A-UD7 on the way...hopefully I'll be able to get a bit colder :shrug:

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87dtna

Member
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Jul 30, 2009
Here's mine on air, couldn't get 5ghz though. 4.6ghz is stable with HT on at same voltage. Turning off HT didn't make much difference as you can see.

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