Gigabyte board sets X79 overclocking record

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HotHardware wrote:Back in the days of old, overclocking used to require setting DIP switches and chanting prayers to the gods of clockspeed and stability. There was a good chance you could burn something up, and if you did, the motherboard vendor would simply shrug. And today? Some of them will still shrug with indifference if you kill your hardware by overclocking, but the culture has changed dramatically. Not only do motherboard makers routinely tout overclocking-friendly features, but they actively participate in OCing competitions and are quick to brag when their gear is used to set new world records. Today is Gigabyte's day to gloat.

Renowned overclocker "Hicoookie" achieved a new high clockspeed on the Intel Core i7 3930K processor by cranking the chip past 5.6GHz using a Gigabyte GA-X79-UD3 motherboard, the first mobo in the world to achieve a mulitplier of 57x.
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Windows XP :?:

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^^ Actually, to me it makes sense that he's using XP, as a) XP isn't as heavy on resources as Vista or 7 (and for these guys, every minute system resource matters), and b) most of the benchmarking tools in use don't have a Linux version. You'll notice that the guy turned off all the eye-candy and so forth to make the system as light as possible.
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jamin_za wrote:Windows XP :?:

You best be trolling, person of African descent.
What is wrong with XP?

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I'd be more impressed if he wasn't using liquid nitrogen. Now if he used nitroglisirin I might have been much more impressed.
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Ron2K wrote:^^ Actually, to me it makes sense that he's using XP, as a) XP isn't as heavy on resources as Vista or 7 (and for these guys, every minute system resource matters), and b) most of the benchmarking tools in use don't have a Linux version. You'll notice that the guy turned off all the eye-candy and so forth to make the system as light as possible.
He's using SuperPi. There's a Linux version. A command line Linux version.
He could install Linux and remove Gnome/KDE which would use as close to no resources as a modern functional OS can...
It's an impressive acheivement, no doubt.
But either he's tried Linux and failed because, hey, it's Linux and it's crap at doing unusual stuff
Or he's just gone for the lowest common denominator OS

Either way, achieving an awesome OC on an OS that is out to pasture is like buying a Veyron and only driving it to the shop on Saturday
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But if you buy a Veyron you will probably only dive it to the shop.

But I agree with the Linux part, it really does suck at doing unusual stuff
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