Few weeks ago I got an i7 950 from ebay.
The first impression was good, it has a really strong IMCH and it’s damn hot…then probably it has low cold bug.
Before put it under LN2, as I always do, I’m testing it with my single stage phase change (for more info look at Cooling section).
The maximum core frequency that I can reach isn’t that good, but I think that with more cold it will give me tons of others MHZ.


  • i7 950
  • DFI UT X58-T3eH8 (bios D429)
  • kingston HyperX 3×2 GB 2000 cas8 MGH-E-Hyper
  • Sapphire HD4890 Atomic
  • WD scorpio 160 GB / kingston SSD now 64 GB
  • P&C 750 watt

aquamark3 351729 pt

thx Sapphire for this great VGA and Kingston for the SSD


It isn’t the best rig for 3dmark 01, however I gave it a try.
The efficiency and the score are quite good…100k is not that distant.