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Poll Results: If you unlocked + OC'd an Athlon II X4 620/630 what's your mobo's proc TDP ?

 
  • 0% (0)
    I unlocked and OC'd an Athlon II X4 620/630 and my mobo's max support for procs is 95w
  • 100% (5)
    I unlocked and OC'd an Athlon II X4 620/630 and my mobo's max support for procs is 125w
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post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
I need people with an unlocked and OC'd Athlon II X4 620/630 to please respond and tell me what the max wattage *TDP* for their Mobo is.

Today I found out my 630 is unlockable to a L3 cache and likely an OC, but,
I have a mobo who's max support is 95w for procs and I'm afraid of killing it.

I want to see if anyone has their L3 cache unlocked with a big OC on a mobo that's rated for only 95w procs.

Obviously, if the people I've seen with the unlocks and OC's have a 125watt mobo then they wouldn't have the potential issue I'm worried about.
Edited by Ascii Aficionado - 4/26/11 at 7:22pm
post #2 of 18
Well I don't have an x4 (see sig) but I DID have a MSI board rated for 95W (MSI 880GM-E41). I didn't manage to unlock my L3 or 4th core, but I did manage to get it up to 3.5~ Ghz stable with a stock fan. But I started experiencing a brick wall, and I couldn't push it any higher. I found out about mosfets and TDP and whatnot, and realized I wasn't using an appropriate board. I was told that my board was experiencing difficulties because of the low power phase (3+1 I believe). I got the board in my sig (which has heatsinked mosfets), a Zalman cooler, and have been able to push it higher.

A combination of the upgraded cooler, better airflow with cable management and a new case (antec 900), and lapping the cpu/heatsink has brought my temps down to about 20C idle (core temps) @ 1.44 vCore at a clock of 3.6 Ghz, and using intelburntest my maximum temp is about 44.5 C.

What I am getting at (besides hijacking your thread) is a better board would probably give you more headroom/stability/safety. I was also told that MSI boards are notorious for frying components like the PSU, CPU, or itself.
Edited by keesh - 4/26/11 at 6:12pm
    
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post #3 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ascii Aficionado View Post
I need people with an unlocked and OC'd Athlon II X4 620/630 to please respond and tell me what the max wattage *TDP* for their Mobo is.

Today I found out my 630 is unlockable to a L3 cache and likely an OC, but,
I have a mobo who's max support is 95w for procs and I'm afraid of killing it.

I want to see if anyone has their L3 cache unlocked with a big OC on a mobo that's rated for only 95w.

Obviously, if the people I've seen with the unlocks and OC's have a 125watt mobo then they wouldn't have the potential issue I'm worried about.
How did you unlock cache?
post #4 of 18
Just noticed that we have the exact same ram, right on. I also noticed that you have a relatively weak PSU. I am not an expert by any means but with the 9600 drawing around 95w at full load, plus your overclocked CPU, plus whatever else drawing power might equal some trouble down the road.
    
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post #5 of 18
Thread Starter 
Well, I found the answer to my question.

http://www.overclock.net/amd-motherb...hase-list.html

According to that, I shouldn't unlock the cache or even OC whatsoever with this mobo.

But the poll's still up as I'm curious if anyone's had success, so we'll see.
post #6 of 18
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by keesh View Post
Just noticed that we have the exact same ram, right on. I also noticed that you have a relatively weak PSU. I am not an expert by any means but with the 9600 drawing around 95w at full load, plus your overclocked CPU, plus whatever else drawing power might equal some trouble down the road.
Ram was a Newegg Shellshocker deal that I got the same day as the Barebones system.

I have a 650watt Corsair arriving tomorrow, along with a 560 Ti Hawk.

PSU

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post #7 of 18
Thread Starter 
Bah double post.
post #8 of 18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Chuckclc View Post
How did you unlock cache?
Enable ACC *Auto Core Control* and/or enable "Unlock CPU Core".

ACC works for some people, the other works for some.
post #9 of 18
yeah I probably got the ram on the same day you did. I can't manage to OC them but I tightened the timings a bit which is nice. Good news you are getting a new PSU, especially if you're getting a new video card. Sorry that you can't OC any higher, I was in the same position. I returned mine to newegg and just went to fry's and bought a new one off the shelf the same day I realized I couldn't OC (properly at least)

I was just reading your other thread and I wanted to comment that AFAIK when you OC, you in fact do raise the TDP of your cpu because you have to increase the voltage to maintain stability. But I might be wrong.
Edited by keesh - 4/26/11 at 6:31pm
    
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post #10 of 18
You can do it as long as you don't get too carried away on your overclock and you cool the VRM's.

Put some copper heat sinks on there, and point the CPU exhaust fan towards them.

You can probably do ~3.5-3.6GHZ easy, but keep your voltages under ~1.475v.

3+1 VRMs are going to work a lot harder than 8, so cooling them is very important.
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