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wtf@newegg and coretemp

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  • Intel i7
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Last response: in Overclocking
December 8, 2008 4:45:46 AM

First off: Newegg. Now we all know the new core i7's basically flatten the old core 2 quads right? like 50% faster clock for clock in some applications, and can overclock easily. why, then, is the
Q9550 (
MORE expensive than the
i7 920 (

Next, why are the core temps either the same or within 1 degree, when one is at 0% and the other at 100%? don't believe me?

wtf. explanations anyone? I really don't understand how one "100%" can have a higher temp than another "100%" eg, Intel burn test or Prime95 getting higher temps than any other practical program.

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a b K Overclocking
December 8, 2008 9:01:46 AM

Try real temp, maybe less buggy, or you might have a stuck sensor.
December 8, 2008 9:04:50 AM

no, it's not stuck, it regularly changes in other apps, prime 95 gets up to 65 C sometimes. certianly not stuck... its just weird it does that when GPU Folding at home. so idk if F@H is giving a false CPU reading, like confusing it with the GPU? looks funny though :lol: 
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a b K Overclocking
December 8, 2008 9:06:01 AM

hmmm, weird
December 8, 2008 9:06:29 AM

i wonder if anyone else has experienced this?
a b K Overclocking
December 8, 2008 9:08:26 AM

No clue, maybe try the Xtreme forums in the realtemp section if no luck here.
I've been doing a fair amount of reading over there and Uncle web is very helpful.
December 8, 2008 9:09:05 AM

:lol: .

any comments on the newegg pricing?
a b K Overclocking
December 8, 2008 9:12:14 AM

I really don't
December 8, 2008 9:12:36 AM

:lol:  ok...
December 9, 2008 8:08:10 AM

another one for anyone thats actually interested lol... why is it my posts always seem to die? :/ 
a b K Overclocking
December 9, 2008 1:41:55 PM

Have you tried 0.99.3. Could be a bug with older version.

The reason why Core2 quads aren't going down in pricing is because i7 is a steep upgrade for alot of users. A cheaper upgrade for Core2 dual users would be getting a Q9x00. Intel knows this, they are pricing it lower, to get people moving into i7 platform.
December 10, 2008 4:00:30 AM

^but even intel admitted i7 isn't a major CPU.. just a filler in for about 6 months. Mainstream nehalems (where they will get the majority of their sales from OEM's) in socket 1166 or something similar should be coming early next year..