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Win8 CP migration to Z77 Ivy Bridge.

  1. #11


    Quote Originally Posted by johnpombrio View Post
    To answer one more question here, the i7-3770K Ivy Bridge AT STOCK SPEEDS runs 10-15% faster and about 20% COOLER than my old i7-2600K Sandy Bridge chip. All the bad press is the watercooling guys trying to get to 5GHz+ with IB like they did with SB. 4.8GHz on water for IB is about it but the equivalent speed is the same since IB is more efficient. Its a wash until Intel finds a way to more effectively cool the core (which it will in later manufacturing runs)
    I believe the cooling limitations relate to Intel using TIM "thermal interface material" rather than good old fashioned solder for internal core cooling on Ivy Bridge. I guess they figured with the 22nm die shrink they could save some money on solder.

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  2. #12


    Manchester CT
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post

    I believe the cooling limitations relate to Intel using TIM "thermal interface material" rather than good old fashioned solder for internal core cooling on Ivy Bridge. I guess they figured with the 22nm die shrink they could save some money on solder.
    The TIM paste issue was refuted by a team who DELIDDED the IB chip and cooled the core directly with an big air cooled heatsink. It did not help, the same thermal limit was reached. The consensus is that there was NO good way to seriously cool the chip externally so why bother with a slightly more expensive manufacturing process.
    EDIT removed the part of the post that Chev found offensive.
    Last edited by johnpombrio; 09 May 2012 at 20:43.
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  3. #13


    Didn't think it was that big of a deal. Just a suggestion really. Talk about over reaction. Sheesh dude take a chill pill or something. Now you know why I don't bother posting here anymore.
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  4. #14


    Camarillo, Ca.
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    All Versions Of Windows


    If you are just replacing the mobo processor and ram then all you need to do is sysprep your system with a shutdown and change hardware then boot up.

    Open command console
    navigate to c:\windows\system32\sysprep

    enter: sysprep /generalize /oobe /shutdown

    hit enter and it will do its thing and shutdown. Change out your hardware and boot up, go through the OS setup process and you are done.
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    Manchester CT
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    Sysprep a Windows 7 Machine

    Hax,
    This is the first I have heard of sysprep and it sounds intriguing. I did a search on sysprep and it seems a lot more work than what you are recommending. I take it that most of the work that the IT Bros link is for deploying a Win7 install on a bunch of machines all at once? For instance, when do you load in the drivers? How much of your original program installations are intact when you are done? Sounds like a poor mans Win8 refresh.
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    Camarillo, Ca.
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    All Versions Of Windows


    it is not a lot of work. It is very simple. They are walking you through creating an unattended installation file which the average user never needs to do. Yes creating an unattend XML file can take a long time. Days if you have errors and do all the proper testing. But all that is not needed for a simple home hardware change.

    1. backup your data (better safe than sorry) update windows and all software (flash, java, quicktime, etc)
    2. open command prompt enter cd c:\windows\system32\sysprep
    3. enter command sysprep /generalize /oobe /shutdown
    4. Let it run its routine and shut down.
    5. replace your motherboard, processor, ram, video card.
    6. boot up system configure bios, reboot
    7. Windows will run through like it being started for the first time ever. Have your cd key ready. Once it finishes you will be presented with a stock out of box like new system. Install drivers and you are done because all your software is already installed. Especially if you updated windows, flash, java, quicktime, etc... before you began.

    Approximate time 2.5 hours with the hardware swap depending on how quick you are at changing out the hardware. I did my mobo, ram, and cpu with a vista and a win7 sysprep (dual boot much more complicated as you have to fix windows startup info etc...) in just over 2.5 hours

    Easy like Sunday morning.
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