Epic post from a legend, I expected nothing less.I'm in
The farm is getting some much needed maintenance.
My main rig which had a 2600k in a MIVE is having issues so that was swapped out with a 3930K from the farm. The 3930K was previously at an unstable 4ghz, now its up and running stable at 4.5Ghz although this Asrock extreme 4 mobo seems to by cycling the clocks back and forth between stock and overclocked settings which sucks. I have a Gigabyte G1 on the way to remedy that. Temps are mid-50's when at 4.5Ghz so its not a heat issue and the chip could probably push a bit further with a better board.
2nd 3930K which wouldn't previously overclocked got the bios of its Asrock extreme 4 updated and now its overclocked to 4.0Ghz. If I can figure out how to rig up a mounting system so I can put it in the farm properly under a water block then I should be able to push that up to 4.5Ghz easily (and probably run into the same stupid clock cycling issue.) I have an enzotech sapphire already in the farm and I'm not going to shutdown and replace a single water block, that is waaaay to much work. I think with a dremel and some misc hardware I have I ought to be able to make it work.
A stock clocked 2.4GHz L5640 was replaced with an i7-970 from a downed rig with a dead mobo; clocked at 4.1Ghz
And i'll see about getting up my 2600k at at least 4.5GHz on air for this week; then RMA the board after the week.