It looks like the amount of XFR overclock (50mhz vs 100mhz), and possibly different binning, are the only differences between the 1700 and 1700x.If this OCs manually just as good as the 1700x whats the real difference? XFR doesn't seem to get us to something crazy like 5Ghz on one core or anything. Looking forward to this one. Too bad/good already got a 1700x on the way.
Thinking the same thing......I knew it was not "good" when I used it for testing, but did not have time to make it right before leaving for San Fran. That is why I did not make a big stink about temperatures in the review. Wanted to get it all fixed first.That sounds right. I remember Koolance and somebody else had convex Intel and AMD coolers back around the time I bought my Q6600.
Previous problems mentioned were 100% my fault, so I deleted. OS issues. I have been playing with this install trying to get some of the "SMT issues" figured out, and the OS would not take my commands for some reason to undo, what I had changed. It showed it had, but I think it was the OS. Loading fresh as I type.I think your Asus board is toast. I've seen a few others with bricked boards.
Yeah, all that and the platform clock. New OS on now. Got all my cores and threads back.Ah, horsing around with bcdedit.exe, groupsize and groupaware?
Hehe, well, I think that is my wife's water bottle or her girlfriend's.Kyle, dude. I'm not sure how to mention this, so I'll just plunge in. What's with the lipstick stains on your water bottle? Do you do these videos in drag or something? Hey, not that there's anything wrong with that...
Kyle does his best overclocking when he's feeling 'pretty'.Kyle, dude. I'm not sure how to mention this, so I'll just plunge in. What's with the lipstick stains on your water bottle? Do you do these videos in drag or something? Hey, not that there's anything wrong with that...
Yeah, I have actually mentioned this a lot lately as how these new IHS tops are VERY flat compared to what these used to be. You can lay a perfect straight edge on these new AMD and Intel IHS.With regards to the convex mating surfaces on blocks (and also heatsinks), it was a trick used by manufacturers to get even better temps on the processors of the time. If you look at delidded processors, you can see that they are rectangular along the center line. As you bolt down the block/heatsink, the convex aspect pushes down and bows the heat spreader and effectively reduces the distance between the processor and the heat spreader.
There have been a few hardware review sites that realized the heat spreader of their test bench processor had become concave over time testing cpu coolers. Concave heat spreader + flat cooler = worse result. What a mess.
I probably will the next time I take the block off the CPU. It looked so shiny and nice when I took it out of the box, that I didn't even think to check it before installing it. I just cleaned it well and plopped it on there. I had thought lapping was mostly a historical concern.Bring out the blades and start checkin
Lol. I definitely did that. But I was working with Indigo Extreme Reflow TIM, (I didn't realize I bought a block that included it, so I figured I might as well try it) which I understand is easy to screw up. I wonder if maybe I messed it up when I installed it.That, and taking the plastic film off the waterblock helps.