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Intel Core i7 920 940 965 Review & Overclocking - PAGE 29

- Sunday, November 2nd, 2008 Like Share



Article Index

1.Introduction
2.Core i7 Architecture
3.Core i7 Architecture - Continued
4.Core i7 920 - the value i7
5.Core i7 940 - mid range part
6.Core i7 965 Extreme - high end part
7.X58 & ICH10 North & South bridge for the Core i7
8.Thermalright Socket 1366 Cooler
9.Intel XM25 SSD & Quimonda DDR3
10.Intel Extreme Motherboard DX58SO
11.The BIOS
12.More BIOS
13.Test Setup & Benchmarks
14.Business Winstone & Content Creation
15.WinRAR, HDTach & HDTune
16.Sandra CPU & MMM
17.Sandra Bandwidth & Latency
18.RightMark Read & Write
19.RightMark Bandwidth & Latency
20.Lame & TMPGEnc
21.CineBench & POV-Ray
22.Doom 3 & Quake 4
23.UT2003, Halo & Jedi Knight
24.Commanche 4 & Call of Duty
25.World In Conflict
26.Crysis
27.Devil May Cry 4
28.Dynasty Warriors 6 Benchmark
29.Overclocking
30.Power Consumption
31.Conclusion



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malmsteenisgod Nov 3, 08
Wow, that's more amazing than I could have imagined. Great design, but not enough improvement in games for me to make a new build.

So, I'm a little worried about this auto-overclocking that the i7's do when under load. Can that be disabled? If you overclock it and then run Prime95 won't it overclock it even more, which is probably not a good idea.

Also, were no tests done on temperatures?
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Daimob Nov 3, 08
woo nice... can't wait for the nehalem cpu's.
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Sabre Nov 3, 08
oooh nice. They look fast, and next summer i shall be replacing this damned Pentium 4 rig once and for all. I'm dribbling at the moment
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prady Nov 3, 08
this is damm good processor. I don't know what'll be the final price @ retail end.
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mekid21 Nov 3, 08
Just FYI. You title one of the pages " Thermaltake Socket 1366 Cooler" then the subtitle on that page has a misspelling "Thermaright Socket 1366 Cooler" and of course the actual name is "Thermalright".

The new lineup looks amazing. I really wish I had some extra money to pick one of these beasts up when they come out.
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bhenning Nov 6, 08
On the 965, the overclocking is done by increasing the "auto overclock" multipliers, it will only increase to the maximum you specify.

On the 920&940, you will know what the max overclock multiplier is, and as they cannot be adjusted, you have to overclock via increasing the base clock - so no surprises.

Temperatures ranged from around 30'C to about 85'C, but the processors throttle to keep them under 100'C.

quote malmsteenisgod
So, I'm a little worried about this auto-overclocking that the i7's do when under load. Can that be disabled? If you overclock it and then run Prime95 won't it overclock it even more, which is probably not a good idea.

Also, were no tests done on temperatures?
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bhenning Nov 6, 08
Thanks, fixed on Monday

Little mistakes sneak past sometimes.

quote mekid21
Just FYI. You title one of the pages " Thermaltake Socket 1366 Cooler" then the subtitle on that page has a misspelling "Thermaright Socket 1366 Cooler" and of course the actual name is "Thermalright".

The new lineup looks amazing. I really wish I had some extra money to pick one of these beasts up when they come out.
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Dad_ems Dec 9, 08
Can anyone explain the move on the part of mobo makers for adding all these eSATA connectors INSIDE the box? I find them to be of very limited value. Am I missing something?
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Iceguy2003 Dec 10, 08
quote Neoseeker
The next thing I noticed was the lack of "legacy" connectors - while I've become used to the lack of a serial or parallel port, it was a bit shocking to not see at least one PS/2 port, and there was no sign of a floppy or IDE connector on the motherboard!
Wow, that is surprising, but I'm glad to see we can safely move away from this stuff. I like a floppy independent system.
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technojakeb May 4, 11
this is some article man......hats off to u ...!!

hey guys if u want to look at the overclocking options and tutorials click here!!!

http://gadgetnova.blogspot.com/2011/04/how-to-overclock-intel-core-i7-920.html
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