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I7 920 with unlocked CPU Multiplier?

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March 3, 2010 11:11:18 PM

I built a computer with an i7 920 and a Gigabyte ex58a-ud3r. When I went into the bios i found i could move the cpu multiplier up and down. I moved the multiplier from 20 to 21 and I am now running at 2.8 ghz instead of 2.66. I will experiment more when I get a bigger heatsink as soon I can find the one I want in stock, but is this a known "bug"? Or did I get a $1000 Processor for 300?

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March 3, 2010 11:16:49 PM

21 is turbo mode if you turn turbo off will be a 20 multi.
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March 4, 2010 1:35:37 AM

LMAO , the noob got excited.
It's ok, it happens to us all at some point.
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March 4, 2010 2:22:43 AM

Yea he thought he got something nobody has LOLs
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March 4, 2010 2:25:46 AM

DarthPiggie said:
LMAO , the noob got excited.
It's ok, it happens to us all at some point.

I"d remember the time (1998) when I got excited on my first build
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March 4, 2010 2:27:15 AM

Put it back on "Auto" and load up CPU-Z and prime 95...it will go to 21 all by itself.
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March 4, 2010 6:46:03 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
Put it back on "Auto" and load up CPU-Z and prime 95...it will go to 21 all by itself.

how do i do that?? i got i7 too
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March 4, 2010 11:48:37 PM

DarthPiggie said:
LMAO , the noob got excited.
It's ok, it happens to us all at some point.


No, I definitely set it to 21 because i only have the stock heatsink, i just popped it to 23 and it works at 3.06 ghz. Thanks for the troll though, didn't realize this was a high school forum.
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March 4, 2010 11:51:49 PM

Keiki646 said:
I"d remember the time (1998) when I got excited on my first build


I've built over 30 computers. I spent the last two years in Iraq and have been out of the loop for a while, so this is my first build since Q6600 was the newest thing.
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