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Old May 11th, 2006, 03:04 AM   #1
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A 4.1 GHz Dual Core at $130 - Can it be True?

A 4.1 GHz Dual Core at $130 - Can it be True?
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Old May 11th, 2006, 04:11 AM   #2
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I just read a magazine article that they overclocked one of those to a little over 4 ghz using water cooling. You should lap and polish the heat spreader and the heatsink.

Using quality components it is possible. However, long term durability is questionable in my book.
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Old May 11th, 2006, 10:31 PM   #3
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Overclocking isn't good for video guys, we work in the long run and don't upgrade often. I'm both a videogamer and a video guy, so I can see the importance of this news. However, overclocking isn't for the Average Joe. It's expensive and it's risky, more so than the video world even! =)

So, don't read too hard into this. If Intel could make a dual-core processor like that run at 4ghz with rock-solid stability, they'd have done that by now instead of beating around the bush with these incremental upgrades. Especially now that they have Apple on their list of clients.
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Old May 12th, 2006, 08:35 AM   #4
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yeah well at $130.00 if you fry the thing out just go buy another one. you could go through 7 of these and it would still be cheaper than getting a top of the line cpu. The only thing I would be concerned about is if it is stable. Toms Hardware did say at 3.6 GHZ it was very stable.

Still I'm not sure if I would do this either. Lets just say I am too much of a chicken @#%& to overclock anything.
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Old May 12th, 2006, 11:14 PM   #5
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133 MHz (533 QDR) FSB with only an increase to around 190 MHz when reaching into the high 3 ghz? Not good enough.
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Old May 15th, 2006, 10:11 AM   #6
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I have to agree with some of you. Overclocking is great for what it's worth, but only for what it's worth. Data corruption that isn't noticed until months later when you go to use footage is not fun. A few extra frames in a video game or few seconds faster render in an NLE isn't worth the pain in the @ss overclocking can be. As was said, intel's yields don't allow for 4GHz on a wide scale, yet. My Pentium D 930 overclocks to 3.8GHz on air cooling, and runs great at that speed. Does that mean it is NOT making miscalculations, NO. Save yourself the trouble and possible future headaches. Overclocking is for gamers and enthusiasts, NOT for those who want a stable -ACCURATE system.
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