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[HowTo] SandyBridge CPU selection


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thought I'd post my findings with 5x 2600K here. First the CPUs:











The results of 5 CPUs (4C/8T):


1 bad CPU


47x100 ~without internal PLL voltage override

50x100 ~1.48V no boot with PLLv tweak


1 ok CPU


49x100 ~1.38V without internal PLL voltage override


3 good CPUs

50x100 ~1.38V without internal PLL voltage override


For finding good CPUs you need 50x100 with 1.4V or less booting then your chip has potential I would say. For all day find chips that run cool - I had differences of 5-10°C per Chip with same paste and cooler. But the cooler chips didn't ran that well :(

Batch of all 2600K I had: L040B165




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