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When Windows 7 is dead in 2020 what OS will you migrate to??

Windows 8/10/?
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Chrome
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Mac
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Unix
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Linux
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Post by TheBeastie » Feb 17 2020 9:17pm

--Oz-- wrote:
Feb 17 2020 1:15am
--Oz-- wrote:
Jan 27 2020 10:30pm
I found my notes on my Asus P6x58-e-pro with i7-980x/24gb/gtx480, trying win10 (v1709 two years ago) it randomly bsod (nothing like the bsod on i7-920 every hour). The i7-980x bsod gave "whea.unrecoverable.error". When I have time I will try the latest version of windows. I am going to need a psu as i robbed it for the new xeon.
UPDATE: Took a new 480gb ssd, loaded the latest 1909 win10, a couple reboots and all drivers are loaded, and the same "whea.unrecoverable.error" bsod started happening.
I swapped the video card, loaded driver, and same,
swapped different ram, and then even down to just one stick,
even lowered the 1600 speed to 1333 and then 1033,
I started disabling onboard functions that I am not using (1394, serial port, etc),
then I disabled hyperthreading,
turning off any auto settings in bios,
Running stock freq settings, no OC.
Cpu is cold at under 50C, has huge heatsink/fan on it.
All the same bsod every 20 minutes or less.

Looking at win10 site, they say"
1. MBR or system file error. It boots fine every time, not sure what to do on this one?
2. BCD error.
3. Driver issue of hardware. I am using all win10 loaded drivers, so maybe this is the problem. Soon i will load all the drivers from Asus for my MB.

Suggestions?

UPDATE: there is only one driver in the Asus Win10 support page, its for the realtek audio, loaded it, rebooted and with in 2 minutes bsod, help, lol.
Try swapping power supply, this seems to be the biggest thing for unstable systems apparently (well at least new systems).
I would also bump CPU/IO voltages across the board...Doesn't matter that its not overlocked, something is not working properly so try fixing it with more voltage. You got a premium MB you should be able to do that.
Like I said on my X58 motherboard I run the core CPU voltages past the "yellow" color, then past the purple color until its red voltages, and it runs fine. I would push everything up including PCIe slots etc up two "page up/+" voltage notches. And then see how it goes, and I would keep going if it's still not stable until almost everything is at least in "yellow" voltage colour.

Try cleaning memory/gfx card slot pins/CPU pins.
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Post by --Oz-- » Feb 18 2020 2:02am

You are definitely on to something! An hour or two before your post i was disabling the kitchen sink in bios, same bsod. Then i lowered the bclk from 133 to 100mhz, and the multiplier from 25 to 20 (the core went from 3.3ghz to 2.0ghz and ran fine for a hour running passmark! I been slowly re-enabling the kitchen sink (including hyperthreads) and re-passmarking it, still running fine, then i put the mem bclk back to 133mhz and fine, been inching up the multiplier, at this time I am back up to 23x (3.07ghz) and fine (in the little amount i time i am running the benchmark), but pretty stoked right now, making forward progress. I just reset the bias to optimized defaults, then lowered cpu from 25 to 23x and testing now. I think your correct, it needs more voltage to run at stock speeds. I got this mb/cpu/mem used, and they were OC'ing it, how hard and how long, IDK, so maybe now its marginal on stock voltage. FYI, this is another psu unit, since i stole the corsair cx750 psu for my other build.

When overvolting, are adjusting 0.1V increments and retest or (its been so long since I messed with adjusting voltage)?

I should of listened to you awhile ago, you mentioned the same thing, but at that time the system was not put together and able to test it. I also have the x5675 coming i can test, could not pass it up for $19 lol, thanks for that info too.

Another hour of testing after I went back to stock freq (25x ratio) and zero bsod, good grief, lol.

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Post by --Oz-- » Feb 19 2020 11:41am

Figures, it ran for 5 hours looping passmark last night on stock freq (3.3ghz) without ever bsod.
I think I am going to try a better/harder cpu test, like prime95 or any suggestions?

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Post by TheBeastie » Feb 20 2020 3:48am

--Oz-- wrote:
Feb 19 2020 11:41am
Figures, it ran for 5 hours looping passmark last night on stock freq (3.3ghz) without ever bsod.
I think I am going to try a better/harder cpu test, like prime95 or any suggestions?
I like to test with OCCT.
https://www.ocbase.com/

But I don't really like to stress test my PC much more than 5minutes as I am afraid I will burn it out, doing these types of tests are far more stressful than even just gaming with all the settings maxed out. If I can play my games ok then it's good enough for me, but if I was going to sell my PC it would probably have to take those tougher tests.

This guys cleaning methods look pretty good on used hardware, I never tried them my self but it looks like that spray he uses is sold in Australia and cleans a lot of gunk out of the motherboard etc.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBlKoIk4d1w


His older video on it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-qY59VrVS4


On the subject of YouTube videos and downloading/running software from people you dont know, I have been watching this guys videos on TV manufacturer industry "FOMO on tech".
His main channel just got hacked the other week and now the channel has been renamed to push dodgy crypto coin by its new controllers.

The original channel owner details what happened here, he kind of rambles for the first 8 minutes then starts into the interesting details of how he was hacked... https://youtu.be/3jWH7cedgiQ?t=479
, basically, during a time when he was getting many advertisers contacting him to advertise products/software on his Youtube channel, some dodgy hackers acted like another software company wanting to advertise and sent some custom coded malicious/spyware software and stole all his passwords and stole his channel and probably sold his 14k subscribers to some dodgy bitcoin advertizer.

You can see he here on his original channel the "About" section talks about TVs/Home theatre, but the rest of the channel has been renamed to talk about crypto-coin
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqHuvv ... BnSA/about
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Post by stan.distortion » Feb 20 2020 7:26am

TheBeastie wrote:
Feb 20 2020 3:48am
...
On the subject of YouTube videos and downloading/running software from people you dont know, I have been watching this guys videos on TV manufacturer industry "FOMO on tech".
His main channel just got hacked the other week and now the channel has been renamed to push dodgy crypto coin by its new controllers.
...
Please be aware that many of these hacks are done by three letter agencies and are aimed at discrediting cryptocurrency or services based on it (the banner now on that channel is an exchange that also created its own cryptocurrency). The first major cryptocurrncy mining botnet ran on security camera hardware, seriously underpowered hardware for that job but whoever was running it already had access. Most of the big headline hacks have been ransom demands on schools, hospitals and public transport systems and in many cases it was clear that there was no point paying the ransom because there was no way the hackers could know who had paid. They where very sophisticated attacks but there was very little chance of profiting from them so what was the point? Who is going to look favourably on cryptocurrency when it's "responsible" for stopping the trains running or loosing their medical records? Cryptocurrency is turning into a battlefield and there are some real dirty bastards hiding in the shadows and it's often your taxes paying them to be there.

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Post by --Oz-- » Feb 20 2020 4:15pm

@ TheBeastie
Good timing on cleaning issue. I have a i5-2500k pc in my 10' telescope dome, well about 3 weeks ago the pc did not fire up. The problem is the dome gets condensation almost nightly. I swapped psu, same (the fans still ran, but no boot), then i pulled the gtx7800 out and at least i got some beeps, I tossed in another spare video card and same, just beeps, no video, i then removed one 4gb stick of ram, it booted.

I swapped back in the second stick of ram and just constantly beeped, no video, then i swapped the sticks, same, then i took the one working stick out and tried the other stick, same. I took the mem out and cpu and will clean them up at work (pink eraser lightly, then clean with 99% alcohol). If that doesn't work, I will bring the mb in to work and attempt to clean the ram and cpu socket under the microscope.

I also have a dead gtx780ti I would like to get going, its was given to me, need to try the semi-reflow method. Maynot be worth the electricity, lol.
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Post by --Oz-- » Feb 20 2020 11:57pm

I got home and was going to drop in the i5-2500k and 2 sticks of ram, I then noticed a small pin in the cpu socket out of place, doh!
I took the mb out and will check it closer under the microscope at work.

EDIT: Up, it was tweaked, its back now, will test when I get home.
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EDIT2: The i5-2500 is running good for 3 hours now with many reboots, maybe I'll try win10 on it.
EDIT3: Another night with the i5, still working well.

Also another night testing the i7-980x, zero bsod.

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Post by --Oz-- » Mar 05 2020 2:57pm

I got my second Zeon, I ordered a x5675 and they shipped x5670, doh! It was just under $19 shipped, and 24 days from order to my door in US.
Instead of 3.07ghz, its 2.93ghz, passmark 7960 and I got 7794 (from the web).
I hope to get to replacing the 11yo i7-920 tonight, will report back.

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Post by TheBeastie » Mar 05 2020 11:41pm

--Oz-- wrote:
Mar 05 2020 2:57pm
I got my second Zeon, I ordered a x5675 and they shipped x5670, doh! It was just under $19 shipped, and 24 days from order to my door in US.
Instead of 3.07ghz, its 2.93ghz, passmark 7960 and I got 7794 (from the web).
I hope to get to replacing the 11yo i7-920 tonight, will report back.
Looking around I think you should have no problems reaching 4Ghz to 4.2Ghz on that CPU as long as u are willing to push up the volts.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79R8dLzsSfs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czBhJgEqtzE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NItI0J5ZR68

For the x5675, I think 4.4Ghz is the normal great overclock where you can possibly have it stable enough to sell it to someone else without having any complaint issues. For me running mine at 4.66Ghz is more of a freak overclock.

If you ordered the chip via eBay/Paypal you could open up a dispute and demand the money back that is the difference between the price of the x5670 and the x5675, even if its just $7.
I often do this to force/help keep them honest, its a very reasonable dispute asking just for the price difference between the chips. Often when you do this, they quickly concede and don't even wait for the Paypal umpire to make a ruling, instead they just send the money back and hope you leave them a good eBay rating. If they give me my money back for the amount I asked for that I felt was fair I would probably just omit any rating.

If you ordered on Aliexpress then you have leave it as is, save your complaint attempt points for something more serious.
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Post by --Oz-- » Mar 06 2020 3:20pm

When I was looking for the x5675, it was just under $20, and the x5670 was $18, noth worth complaining for $2. Some aliexpress seller respond in a day or two, but some take a week or more, this part sucks, you cant have a decent conversation at that rate to work anything out, lol.

Anyway, i popped in the x5670 and it booted, bias sorta complained that it found a new cpu and to go into bias and setup, so i did and set factory defaults and see booted right up, ran a quick passmark, 7610, max temp was 50C (realtemp reported). The i7-920 was 4872, so pretty happy with the quick testing.

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Post by --Oz-- » Mar 11 2020 2:17pm

As I mentioned, I been looking at the E5-2678v3 32gb MB combo, it showed 17,000 on passmark, well until last night, on the search it shows 17,000, but then clicking on it shows 13,000, I am glad i did not buy it (would not of got any more out of it), it does not make sense its the same speed as the non V version, what do you think is going on?
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Post by --Oz-- » Mar 12 2020 5:00pm

Looks like passmark has changed from v9 testing to v10 (whatever that means), so the same processor on v10 is about 20% to 30% less rating than v9 results, will update again, with more info.

EDIT:Here is the email I got from passmark:
If you are using saved results or from an archive somewhere, then it may be caused by recent chart change to incorporate V10 results. We released new version of the benchmarking software. There is some volatility as we try to correlate the data to PT V9.

Details of the changes are here,
https://www.passmark.com/forum/pc-hardw ... ge-changes

If you want to look at the old V9 results, you can find them here https://www.cpubenchmark.net/pt9_cpu_list.php
This table should solve your problem for today. But it might not be so useful in a few months when more new CPUs are released.

EDIT#2: Looks like the V9 to V10 results can swing from +10% to -50% reading the posts in that forum, not to many happy people with the new v10 results at the moment. I think I might just go ahead and buy the e5-2678v3 combo, my finger has clicked checkout a few times now (but without paying), lol.

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Post by --Oz-- » Mar 13 2020 10:45pm

I just got my M.2 drive, wow, 80mm long 25mm wide and only 0.09" (2.3mm) thick, amazing its so thin. There is only 3 memory chips on one side of the pcb with big air gaps between them. Probably will try it tomorrow.

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Post by markz » Mar 13 2020 11:16pm

--Oz-- wrote:
Mar 13 2020 10:45pm
I just got my M.2 drive, wow, 80mm long 25mm wide and only 0.09" (2.3mm) thick, amazing its so thin. There is only 3 memory chips on one side of the pcb with big air gaps between them. Probably will try it tomorrow.
If I am not mistaken, the M.2 would use up some pci-e lanes, so an issue on micro mobo's if you require them lanes.

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Post by --Oz-- » Mar 15 2020 12:30am

If I am not mistaken, the M.2 would use up some pci-e lanes, so an issue on micro mobo's if you require them lanes.
I did some homework on the 2011 chinese MB's, and this came up at the top on the russian site (https://xeon-e5450.ru/) and one YT'er, it is true 4ch memory and has the 4 pcie lanes to its only m.2 slot. Time will tell when I test it. :)
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3304790 ... 4c4dkTTjNE

This is the new 2011-3 mb i am looking at, again top dog for chinese (LOL), huananzhi x99 tf, it has 4 lanes to the 1st m.2 connector, but only 2 for the second.
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000440 ... E0H9J&mp=1

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Post by --Oz-- » Mar 16 2020 9:47pm

I finally installed my m.2 drive, loaded windows in just over 6 minutes (lol), a quick test shows some of the writes are faster than the reads? First time I have run crystaldiskmark.
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I also retested passmark (version v9, v10 seems to upset many peeps in the passmark forum, they should of kept the same numbers and shifted the faster cpu's with higher numbers)
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Post by TheBeastie » Mar 16 2020 11:29pm

All looks great mate, for the crystaldiskmark read tests, I don't have an answer but I wouldn't worry about it, from memory a mechanical HDD would only do reads in random 4k read mode like that in mere kilobytes/sec, so 32megabytes/sec is 1000s of time faster and it's all you need.
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Post by --Oz-- » Mar 17 2020 1:13am

Thanks for the comments.

Another question. When installing the M.2 drive, I unplugged my current SSD drive with win10 on it, installing win10 on the new m.2 drive, checking device manager showed a strange to me mark under IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers. I first removed my PCIe 6 port sata3 card, it did not go away indicating that is not the hardware that has the issue, I tried to install the intel x79 chipset driver, but same thing. Then I plugged in my SSD and booted, it did not find it, so that must be the issue, when the m.2 drive is being used, the MB onboard sata3 ports are not useable, does this sound correct?
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Post by Acido » Mar 21 2020 6:28am

I just moved to Windows 10 Lite by operkin and its performed great, all that crap you dont like is removed, windows update and store works if you run this file
https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/247 ... -10-a.html
and then reset the windows update service process

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Post by --Oz-- » Mar 23 2020 11:30am

@ Acido, I am assuming your going to be gaming with the OS, I would think it would give better benchmark results, have you tried and compared the two, if there is a difference?

Now that Win7 is "dead", have you guys heard any hacking that has been done on Win7, I have not?

FYI, after many attempts of putting the X99-MB/32GB/E5-2578v3 into cart and looking but not paying (lol), i finally pulled the trigger. See how long it takes to get here.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000440 ... b201603_55

and this heatsink, btw, I am totaly impressed with these direct contact heatpipes
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000307 ... 8294646b09
When i bought my i7-920 11 years ago, i also bought one of the best heatsinks for OC, its was super massive for its time , the size is 6x6x5 (w/o 120mm fan), nice polished surface, but when pushing the i7 max on stock freq, I have seen high 90'sC. The heatsink I got for my e5-2689 is the same tall and width, but only half as thick, the i7 stays max 55C. Its got me wondering, maybe the heat pipes have leaked and are no longer working??? I know the direct contact heatpipe is better, but not that much better with half the volume of fins, thoughts? How could i check if the heatpipes have failed?

I also bought a Port 80 card, I bought one long ago (early 80's, ISA version) when I was working for mitsubishi repairing pc motherboards, it cost $80 back then, this new card is PCI and PCIe and under $3 shipped, lol.
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Post by TheBeastie » Mar 24 2020 8:25am

I noticed some intensive web-apps were kind of sluggish so I decided to turn back on Hyperthreading for better web browsing performance, Windows 10 reported the browser was using a huge amount of CPU/ram/threads when using intensive web-apps.

But I couldn't keep my PC stable with 4.66Ghz overclock with HT enabled, so I significantly increased the core CPU voltage and while I was at it upped the bus speed as well and tweaked the memory timings for lower latency, it all helped.. As far as I understand it when you lower memory timings it reduces latency and makes the windows interface feel more "snappy" which I believe I noticed.

Anyway here are my voltages, in the X58 motherboard bios every CPU voltage is in RED color now, indicating its all very high.
While CPU temps did report to be higher they weren't a lot higher,I have been able to use it all day with playing video games and watching streaming videos/YouTube on my second screen at the same time so seems quite stable.
I included a snapshot of all my voltages from AIDA64, its only practical to look at for X58 platform/chips.
For me its a kind of crazy sight to see my 10-year-old PC running at 4.7Ghz, lol, quite satisfying.

https://valid.x86.fr/zn0ul5
https://valid.x86.fr/cttrxr
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*ADD/EDIT* Update.
I decided to up my QPI voltage a tiny bit more and my PPL voltage 1 notch. And then moved my bus speed up to 206Mhz for 4733Mhz which is a nice round number.
I have now used this a fair bit and am satisfied it's stable enough for me, I have used it for at least 1 day with no problems passing benchmark tests, my prefered unstable finder-test is playing video games and streaming YouTube in full-hd in the other screen at the same time for a few hours, if I can do that I am happy.
The voltages are high enough now that if the PC was stressed loaded at 100% CPU for long periods of time it would probably get too hot to be a healthy PC long-term, but playing video games and streaming youtube at the same time results in about 50% CPU usage, so the CPU doesn't get that hot, so it can take the higher voltages for a useful extreme overclock.

The other interesting thing to note is increasing the QPI frequency (currently at 3704Mhz) definitely helps with heavy multithreading/memory-bottlenecked workloads as every time I increased QPI frequency and ran Cinebench I saw higher scores.

I think having the core CPU voltage and the QPI voltage too far away from each other causes instability, so its theoretically possible lowing my current core voltage to be closer to the QPI voltage might still allow for these very high clock speeds.
https://valid.x86.fr/xwa4rl
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Here is the Xeon X5675 CPU Voltages for CPU Core/PLL/QPI/DRAM/IOH/ICH BCLK Mhz memory data from ADIA64.
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I think I am finished for now. But every time I finish driving my CPU higher, I start thinking about how there is theoretical room to overclock it even more, for example, the max multiplier for my CPU for ALL cores is x25, but I chose to run it at x23 with a higher bus speed instead, because it seems to be more stable and the higher bus speeds allow for faster memory performance, and it does well under this configuration in multithreaded benchmarks in Cinebench.
But now I am wondering if I could run it at x25 CPU multiplier and instead aggressively lower/tighten my memory timings to compensate for lower bus speeds, then maybe it is possible I could get a usable full 5Ghz overclock :twisted: .
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Post by CONSIDERABLE SHOUTING » Mar 27 2020 3:53pm

I've only just begun to learn how apeshit you can OC the Xeon processors. I have never overclocked anything- I try just to overbuild lmao- but that level is damned impressive.

Honest question for you TheBeastie- how much of an OC do you think OEM Dell motherboards can take? I ask because I've gotten some 5040/7040 parts on the REAL cheap and I thought about trying to do some cheap mods to it for kicks (with a bigger power supply, of course).

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Re: When Windows 7 is dead in 2020 what OS will you migrate to??

Post by TheBeastie » Mar 28 2020 7:45am

CONSIDERABLE SHOUTING wrote:
Mar 27 2020 3:53pm
I've only just begun to learn how apeshit you can OC the Xeon processors. I have never overclocked anything- I try just to overbuild lmao- but that level is damned impressive.

Honest question for you TheBeastie- how much of an OC do you think OEM Dell motherboards can take? I ask because I've gotten some 5040/7040 parts on the REAL cheap and I thought about trying to do some cheap mods to it for kicks (with a bigger power supply, of course).
Not much of an expert in Dells, as far as I know depending on the Dell model you can overclock in various ways, I think the most common way is via software programs, not sure which ones exactly maybe ThrottleStop
https://www.techpowerup.com/download/te ... ottlestop/

The key to finding how to overclock your particular PC is to Google search the crap out of your particular Dell Model number and be creative with the keyword searches... On the web and even YouTube these days has pretty cool videos https://www.youtube.com/results?search_ ... estop+dell

With words like "overclock Dell 7040", "overclock Dell 7040 memory timings" or "bios mod for Dell 7040" etc see where it leads you. Just keep digging, if you get tired, give it a rest and do some web searching the next day.
https://www.google.com/search?q=overclo ... +Dell+7040

Also, try search inside websites that talk about overclock systems https://www.dell.com/community/Desktops ... -p/4665896

I wouldn't have to big hopes for a big overclock, CPUs/Desktop platforms vary hugely in their configurability. The X58 platform was a major new platform for Intel from where they then somewhat tweaked and worked on from its creation for the last 10 years, so Intel probably felt it was important to have it's first major new platform (X58) being super-tweakable for the sake of being able to deal with any unforeseen problems after product release, in the immediate years after Intel reduced the overclocking and tweakability of their CPU/platforms.

But Intel in more recent years have again started selling more affordable/general extreme overclocking support with their K series CPUs that don't have a locked multiplier https://www.pcworld.com/article/3433556 ... -chip.html

I learned to overclock as far as I did just by looking around the web, I ended up taking other peoples overlock insights and building on them and managing to overclock even higher AFAIK, but it was merely a long process of trial and error and having the ballsy willingness to increase the voltages etc. I now view my CPU/PC far tougher than I thought it could be, if someone suggested these voltages to me when I first looked at overclocking without any proof I would have been sure I would have a dead PC in one week, but I don't. That said anything is possible and you might not have much luck and have a BBQed PC, but as far as I can tell all this gear is designed to take a lot of abuse these days.
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