While checking on my system temperatures under load, I noticed that Core Temp was suddenly reading my Lynnfield Core i7 860 as “Intel Core i5 (Lynnfield).” After a few moments of looking back over my 860’s overclocking article, I found out why. See the reason inside

In our last Green Computing Review, we looked the 80 Plus Bronze PSU from Antec, the EA-430D Green. We built that power supply into our home theater PC. This time around, we need something with a little more kick to power our gaming machine.

In addition to our Core i7 860, 4GB of G.Skill ECO RAM, X-Fi, Blu-ray, and hard disks, we needed to make sure we had enough power for our GTX 470. See how the OCZ handles it.

When buying parts for my latest Core i7 setup, I decided to try my hand at Green Computing. Low voltage ECO RAM turned out to be an incredible choice.

In this Solid Review, we will take a look at overclocking these silver-plated DDR3 modules while still maintaining an environmentally friendly low voltage. Go Green.

This article expands on the popular article series Core i7 860 Overclocking, which extensively benchmarked the maximum overclock potential of the Core i7 860 using the stock cooler.

There was a lot of interest in voltage and maximum temperature for this chip. Obviously, no one wants to risk frying their expensive investment. Chill out.

This series is a review of the overclocking limits of the Core i7 860 using stock cooling, and the effects of Hyper Threading on that limit. All parts used in this test are brand new. Each part was carefully selected to work in harmony together. Your results with the Core i7 860 might vary slightly based on your configuration. If you are looking for new system, however, you will be incredibly happy with this particular set of components. Up Next, The Testing Components