Sandy Bridge (Builds, Discussion and Random Shit)

RaptorJesus

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I think Turbo Boost only allows one core to reach 3.8Ghz if I'm not mistaken. If two cores are needed then they each can peak at 3.7Ghz, 3 cores each at 3.6Ghz and all four at 3.5Ghz.


After a bit of investigating via Google I have found a few posts from owners of both Gigabyte and ASUS Z68 mobo owners who have this exact problem. It seems like both Gigabyte and ASUS are enabling this "feature" in order to give their boards a better score with reviewers.:rolleyes:
Just manually OC that bitch. I've been running a i5-2500k for months now at 4.2Ghz on only a Hyper 212+ with no problemo.
 

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Just placed an order for my Sandy-build,

i5 2500K (and a Cooler Master Hyper 212+)
ASRock Extreme4 p67
Corsair XMS3 Vengeance 8GB DDR3 PC3-12800
2x Asus 6870 1GB
FSP Aurum 700W 80+ Gold
Fractal Design R3 in black
Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB
Corsair Force 3 120GB SSD

Hopefully it'll last me a while :)
 

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Can anyone confirm if it is normal for the clock ratio to jump to 38x when using 1600Mhz or faster memory? My Z68 board started doing this after a BIOS update.
Well, Sandy Bridge is capped at 1333mhz on the RAM. Even if you have 2ghz RAM the chip underclocks it to 1333mhz.
- So this would be very weird :)
 

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just bought this

Antec P183 V3 Super Midi Tower Case - Gun Metal Black
Intel Core i7-2600K 3.40GHz (Sandybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor - Retail
MSI GeForce GTX 580 Lightning 1536MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card
MSI P67A-C45 Intel P67 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard ** B3 REVISION **
Samsung SH-B123L/BSBP 12x BluRay ROM / 16x DVD?RW Lightscribe SATA-II Optical Drive - Black (OEM)
G.Skill RipJawsX 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL )
Corsair Enthusiast Series TX 750W V2 High Performance '80 Plus Bronze' Power Supply (CMPSU-750TXV2UK)
BeQuiet Dark Rock Pro CPU Cooler

Crucial RealSSD M4 128GB 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s Solid State Hard Drive
Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB SATA-II 32MB Cache - OEM (HD103SJ)
Asus Xonar DG 5.1 PCI Sound Card with built in Headphone Amp - OEM

Prolimatech PK-1 Nano Thermal Compound (5g)
Saitek Cyborg R.A.T. 9 5600 DPI Wireless Gaming Mouse
HP ZR24W LCD IPS 24" DVI-D Monitor


came at just under ?1800, well chuffed
 

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So coming back from "The "New Toys" Thread"
I finished off the build with:
a Corsair AX750 psu
Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3 RAM - 9-9-9-24 - Vengeance Series
and a Samsung SH-B123A Blu-ray

But it's not gone so well. Turning on the computer, the monitor does not leave stand by and also it double POSTs which I think is ok and can be fixed easily. Got to do some troubleshooting.
 

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A few things to things to try.

1) Try pressing the 'mem-ok' switch in the top right hand corner of the motherboard while the system is booting.

2) If that doesn't work try removing one stick of ram and testing each of them.

3) I'm not sure how it works on the Z68-Pro, but if it's like the P8-P67-Pro you need to press the 'Clear CMOS' button. They may also be jumpers, move the pins from 1-2 to 2-3 for 10 seconds when the board is powered off and then move them back.

4) If that fails checks the connections on your GPU

5)Your in the boat I was for three motherboards, you'll have to RMA that thing.
 

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Get the 6950 if you have to, it's the best of the two cards (if you get the 2GB version.) If you can, try to wait. Brand new 28nm cards are just around the corner.
 

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When are they expected? Will the new cards be in all price ranges or will they just be high end cards?

EDIT: It looks like Q3/Q4 of this year. Sounds like waiting might be smart.
 
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When are they expected? Will the new cards be in all price ranges or will they just be high end cards?

EDIT: It looks like Q3/Q4 of this year. Sounds like waiting might be smart.
The lower end cards will be more like Q1 2012 as they always release the high end cards first. AMD will be coming out first, expect nVidia to be later to the game.
 

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Yeah just go with the the 2GB version of the XFX 6950 card, it's what I threw in my build and it has made me quite happy.
 

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After thinking over computer builds I pondered here, I have now bought myself a sandy bridge build.

i5 2500k
ASUS P8P67 LE
EVGA GTX 560ti superclocked
8gb Corsair XMS3
1TB Seagate
Corsair CX600 600W PSU

Nickled and dimed Microcenter. A combo of their deals and price matching newegg, I got this build cheaper than I could get one on newegg with a 2400 and 4gb ram. Setting it up now.

This is an upgrade from my 6 year old machine still running an Athlon X2 4800+. Looking for a big difference here.

EDIT: First posting from the new computer. Yet to give it a good run around.
 
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jmsprovan

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just bought this

Antec P183 V3 Super Midi Tower Case - Gun Metal Black
Intel Core i7-2600K 3.40GHz (Sandybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor - Retail
MSI GeForce GTX 580 Lightning 1536MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card
MSI P67A-C45 Intel P67 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard ** B3 REVISION **
Samsung SH-B123L/BSBP 12x BluRay ROM / 16x DVD?RW Lightscribe SATA-II Optical Drive - Black (OEM)
G.Skill RipJawsX 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL )
Corsair Enthusiast Series TX 750W V2 High Performance '80 Plus Bronze' Power Supply (CMPSU-750TXV2UK)
BeQuiet Dark Rock Pro CPU Cooler

Crucial RealSSD M4 128GB 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s Solid State Hard Drive
Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB SATA-II 32MB Cache - OEM (HD103SJ)
Asus Xonar DG 5.1 PCI Sound Card with built in Headphone Amp - OEM

Prolimatech PK-1 Nano Thermal Compound (5g)
Saitek Cyborg R.A.T. 9 5600 DPI Wireless Gaming Mouse
HP ZR24W LCD IPS 24" DVI-D Monitor


came at just under ?1800, well chuffed
arrived today







:love::love:

going to install all my stuff again then overclock the shit out of it
 

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So when are we going to see some hex core sandy bridge processors that'll out-brute force the outgoing 1366? Cause that's when I'll upgrade.

Edit: and also the Asus ROG mobos to support them.
 

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So when are we going to see some hex core sandy bridge processors that'll out-brute force the outgoing 1366? Cause that's when I'll upgrade.

Edit: and also the Asus ROG mobos to support them.
Sandy Bridge-E will be octo-core with quad channel RAM, and a decently overclocked air-cooled 2600k will out-brute force an overclocked i7-990X.

I'm personally more tempted with the forthcoming 22nm Ivy Bridge parts which will be out around the same time. And I think I *may* just be able to hold out till then.
 
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