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Author:   Redemption
Date:   Nov 03, 08 at 4:57am (PST)
Subject:   Intel Core i7 ("Nehalem") Review and Overclocking
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Neoseeker has published its review of the long anticipated Core i7 CPU. We've got benchmarks of all 3 upcoming processors, the Core i7 920, 940, and flagship 965 Extreme, at both their stock speeds and with overclocked results. Since Nehalem is a major step forward and an architectural update, I think you will definitely want to check this out.

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Author:   malmsteenisgod
Date:   Nov 03, 08 at 6:01am (PST)
Subject:   re: Intel Core i7 ("Nehalem") Review and Overclocking
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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?



Author:   Daimob
Date:   Nov 03, 08 at 6:03am (PST)
Subject:   re: Intel Core i7 ("Nehalem") Review and Overclocking
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woo nice... can't wait for the nehalem cpu's.



Author:   Sabre
Date:   Nov 03, 08 at 2:42pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Intel Core i7 ("Nehalem") Review and Overclocking
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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



Author:   prady
Date:   Nov 03, 08 at 3:44pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Intel Core i7 ("Nehalem") Review and Overclocking
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this is damm good processor. I don't know what'll be the final price @ retail end.



Author:   mekid21
Date:   Nov 03, 08 at 5:32pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Intel Core i7 ("Nehalem") Review and Overclocking
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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.



Author:   bhenning
Date:   Nov 06, 08 at 1:15am (PST)
Subject:   re: Intel Core i7 ("Nehalem") Review and Overclocking
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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?




Author:   bhenning
Date:   Nov 06, 08 at 1:15am (PST)
Subject:   re: Intel Core i7 ("Nehalem") Review and Overclocking
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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.




Author:   Dad_ems
Date:   Dec 09, 08 at 9:13pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Intel Core i7 ("Nehalem") Review and Overclocking
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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?




Author:   Iceguy2003
Date:   Dec 10, 08 at 12:54am (PST)
Subject:   re: Intel Core i7 ("Nehalem") Review and Overclocking
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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.



Author:   technojakeb
Date:   May 04, 11 at 12:12am (PST)
Subject:   Overclock Guide
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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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