well I've had some weird things happen with this cpu but it might be mem or bios.
it gets bsod if i try to run memory under 270, if i want to not get a bsod at stock EVERYTHING has to be set on auto.
but all i know is with my xp-90 and tornado i could bench at 2900 mem 1:1
and today I get my new case http://www.directron.com/mxs01bd.html
I got in my tdx block, D5, and dual 120mm rad. the other day so tonight I will have REAL water cooling for the first time in my life. I'm very excited to see those big ol 1/2" ID cables run thru my new case and esspecially to see if I can get cpuz's old clawhammer to rum at 2900 stable.
You know when and FX-57 has trouble reaching 2900 and for an X2 to get the single channel power of 2900mhz is unthinkable I think I am comming to the end of my overclocking rope for a few years.
Ya I could get a prometia or other phase change, I could get an sli-board and get 2 7800's (or mod my ultra D ) but my budget just doesn't allow for $1000 or more to upgrade.
A. I get rich (or get a job like Travis or Bryan)
B. the X2 5200, FX-60 or a new 82nm cpu falls below $250
I have reached the pinacle.......
no one one I personnaly know has a faster computer than mine or will have for at least 1 to 2 years or more years.
I could put small tropical fishies in my computer.
I can get over 8000 for mem and over 12000 on cpu in sisoft sandra (not bad for a single core processor)
But the sad thing is 100's of hours spent learning, testing (those repeated 100 times) building, upgrading, and I'm done now..... hey I know maybe my mem could be a little tighter.... whew I was worried.
I guess what I'm trying to say is thanks cpuz for the cpu that blowes the doors off a san diego, winnie, or revie, now I can get back to the whole point of all of this.......
To cick some a$$ in CSS.