Intel Skulltrail Part 2: Overclocking and Power Consumption

rickzor

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Although i wouldn't want this system, it angers me that 1/4 of one of those cpus if like twice as fast as my athlon 64 3500+ at 2.5 ghz. (i imagine)
 

Grimmy

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Gawd... I think intel should give you a years supply of free electricity, and perhaps a 24 pack of beer of your choice before ordering. :oops:
 

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I just bought a SkullTrail and QX9775 (one CPU to start with). You can see photos of the assembly of the system on my blog: http://dvanderboom.wordpress.com/2008/08/23/bad-ass-development-rig/.

What was used for cooling for the overclocking article's machine here on Tom's Hardware? I'm surprised they didn't say! Large heat sinks and monster fans, or something more extreme?

I bought a Thermaltake BigWater 7860is water cooling unit, and the Coolermaster case I'm using has almost a dozen fan slots and plenty of ventilation, so we'll see if I can't get the 11x or higher multipliers to work without overheating. I'd love to get it stable at 5 GHz, but we'll have to see how it goes.

Any tips? :)
 

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