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Very happy with my i5

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robble

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Mar 11, 2008
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Honolulu


Was easy to do with reasonable voltage.
Temps:
ambient room: 31-33
idle 39-40
full load (prime 95): 69-70

I knew I was cpu limited with the last couple video cards I had but I didn't realize by how much. My framerates basically doubled in Borderlands.

I haven't tried to go higher and I don't feel the need to try. This thing is blazing fast compared to my old opty 165 @ 2.7 I doubt I'd notice a difference even if I went to 4.4ghz
 
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robble

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Mar 11, 2008
Location
Honolulu
:( Is this Prime95 stable?

My one needs 1.376v and LLC to stay stable

I only ran prime 95 a couple hours (blend) and played a couple hours of borderlands with no problems.

I'm not so anal that I need to run prime 24 hours to be happy. If I can have a marathon gaming session without a crash then I consider it stable enough.

I never run my computer at full load for 24 hours so I don't feel the need to test it to that standard. The toughest thing I normally do to it is gaming so that is my main test.
 

gwar2288

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Oct 6, 2009
Hah, fair enough :D

Those Idle Temps seem a little high though, though with a 33*C ambient, I don't think you can do better :p I max out at 65*C load tho.