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Overclocking Intel?s Nehalem is ?almost as good as having a second video card”

Posted August 21, 2008 by admin in CPU & Motherboards

Turbo mode will dynamically alter the speeds of the four cores once the processor gets out of a thermal envelope. Dunford and Piednoel told reporters that the BIOS menus will have a menu to select thermal dissipation (TDP) numbers. If you have a really good heatsink, you could crank this number to 190 watts. Conversely, an average heatsink would warrant a rating of 140 watts or below. Once the processor detects that it?s going out of this envelope, it will start clocking itself up/down. The processor will also try to move poorly threaded applications to few cores.


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