Intel Nehalem to allow overclocking

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Intel Nehalem to allow overclocking, some processors will even encourage it
 
According to rumours published earlier, it looked as if Intel were to stop overclocking on mainstream Nehalem processors. Well, according to our source today it appears that the suggestion was false, and that Bloomfield and Lynnfield, key processors of Intel’s upcoming Nehalem family, will indeed feature overclocking capabilities for up to 16 CPU cores.
 
Credible information we were able to obtain from industry sources suggest that rumors about Intel preventing users from overclocking Nehalem processors are false. From what we have learned, Intel has very healthy silicon on its hands. It appears that there are some challenges related to overclocking, especially in the memory controller area. However, it is unlikely that there will be anything that prevents overclocking of the CPU cores.
 
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03-06-2008, 08:16:11

Bungral
Yeah, that furry box in ATITool does your GPU in a goodun.

I had my 8800GT overclocked quite a bit last night playing STALKER on max settings and forgot to up my fan from like 10%.... Card got hot. Something like ummm 84 degs. Still worked fine with no artifacts.. Well, apart from the ones I was picking up in the game that is :cool:

03-06-2008, 09:09:23

!TIMMY!
Bungral, how do u monitor your GPU temp? U have the same Card as me.

03-06-2008, 09:20:31

Bungral

Bungral, how do u monitor your GPU temp? U have the same Card as me.



ATITool works but at the moment I use Everest Ultimate and have the Vista gadget attached to the sidebar with the info at all times.

03-06-2008, 10:17:56

!TIMMY!
do u have the normal fan or the Glacier fan? Cause i have the latter and iirc everest or Rivatuner can't see the temps.

03-06-2008, 12:18:41

ali_james

do u have the normal fan or the Glacier fan? Cause i have the latter and iirc everest or Rivatuner can't see the temps.



Give this a go mate: HWMonitor
IMO its an awesome little program.

03-06-2008, 13:30:57

KopyKat
I find that for my card, ATI tool's furry box doesn't compare in the same amount of time as the FurMark test. ATI tool barely got my card to 75 degrees never mind almost 90 with 60% fan speed. But im going to try it again for the same amount of time to confirm this.

Also do you mean just letting it rotate or the artifact test? Which one generates more heat?

Then again i was using full screen FurMark with 1280x1024 Resolution. Not sure if that makes a difference.

I guess it doesn't matter which program you use at long at its stressing the card good.

Thanks for the quick replys guys.

03-06-2008, 14:16:32

Bungral

do u have the normal fan or the Glacier fan? Cause i have the latter and iirc everest or Rivatuner can't see the temps.



I use the normal one..

03-06-2008, 15:20:04

KopyKat
Update:

Set fan to 80% and only gets about 67-68 degrees in ATI tools.

In Furmark i hit 75-76 in the same 6-7 minute run time.

So i shaved off like 10-11 degrees off my first furmark run by upping the fan from 60% to 80%.

One more question, should i be upping clock speeds slowly during the test or should i up them slowly out the test and restart it everytime?

03-06-2008, 15:22:36

Bungral

Update:

Set fan to 80% and only gets about 67-68 degrees in ATI tools.

In Furmark i hit 75-76 in the same 6-7 minute run time.

So i shaved off like 10-11 degrees off my first furmark run by upping the fan from 60% to 80%.

One more question, should i be upping clock speeds slowly during the test or should i up them slowly out the test and restart it everytime?



Restart the test every time is probably best.

03-06-2008, 15:36:05

KopyKat
Alright, thanks for the info :)
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