High-performance DDR3 could toast Nehalems

ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind DroneAustin, TX
edited October 2008 in Science & Tech
Intel's long-awaited Nehalem chips are arriving in small samples at the end of the year. The first new architecture since the Core 2 Duo in 2006, the new chip boasts many exciting features including an integrated memory controller, a new bus architecture, wild overclockability and greatly-enhanced performance.

But, there's one tiny, teensy little problem: All that high-performance ... Continue reading


  • lemonlimelemonlime Canada
    edited October 2008
    There were similar issues with Athlon 64s IIRC. I remember it being not so much of an issue with high vdimm, but rather a large difference between vcore and vdimm. People with FX57s at default volts were toasting their CPUs running 3+V on their DDR. Overvolting the CPU seemed to help in that scenario. It will be interesting to see how this pans out.
  • BuddyJBuddyJ Dept. of Propaganda OKC
    edited October 2008
    I'm really interested to see how this pans out. Nehalem is a brave new world.
  • edited October 2008
    Why would you put a link to a non-english page??
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