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all this time I've been doing something wrong!redface.gif
Need urgent reply
The thing is if i find out temperature exceeding 70, then I go to bios drop ref by 10 put Voltage to auto. then opens. now the ref is really low like 227 [temp is 60]. should i increase voltage for like 1.45 and check again or should i stop here.

Stop, buy another cooler (somehing with at least 3 U-shaped heatpipes (6 total)), then push further smile.gif
For me, 8 heatpipes is the minimum. Brand doesn't really matter, pipe count makes all the difference IMO. But it is a + if it comes with a large sink and supports push-pull out of the box wink.gif
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Hi there was wondering if you can help me. Im trying to overclock my x4 645 but i cant get it stable at 3.6Ghz at any voltage up to 1.5v. Too scared to go above 1.5v
ref:240Mhz
multi:15.5
HT:1920Mhz
NB:2400Mhz
RAM:1600Mhz 9-9-9-24 1T

I can boot into windows but get BSOD when i try run prime95 or linX. Max temp running Prime95before BSOD was 74C.
Im still using the stock cooler. Will upgrading help with the overclock on this processor, as its only a budget processor. Thinking of a Zalman CNPS5X. I'm new to AMD as i was an intel person but they just to expensive for their lowest quad core.

Any advice would be appreciated!thumb.gif

PS: Hoping to hit 4Ghz possibly but maybe thats a bit far fetched. If so ill settle for 3.8Ghz
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ASUS M4N68T LEV2 doesn't have an HT multiplier in its bios, any thoughts on the 'keeping 2000' rule. how is this board anyway?
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM3/M4N68T_LE_V2/
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ive heard it doesnt overclock as great cause youve got one less option to adjust should you start loosing stability
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Scratch that! The CPU cooler ill get is the Cooler Master Hyper 212EVO!biggrin.gif
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Hi there was wondering if you can help me. Im trying to overclock my x4 645 but i cant get it stable at 3.6Ghz at any voltage up to 1.5v. Too scared to go above 1.5v
ref:240Mhz
multi:15.5
HT:1920Mhz
NB:2400Mhz
RAM:1600Mhz 9-9-9-24 1T
I can boot into windows but get BSOD when i try run prime95 or linX. Max temp running Prime95before BSOD was 74C.
Im still using the stock cooler. Will upgrading help with the overclock on this processor, as its only a budget processor. Thinking of a Zalman CNPS5X. I'm new to AMD as i was an intel person but they just to expensive for their lowest quad core.
Any advice would be appreciated!thumb.gif
PS: Hoping to hit 4Ghz possibly but maybe thats a bit far fetched. If so ill settle for 3.8Ghz

What is the highest stable freq you can get with 1.5v? Also, can you post a CPUz screenshot of the CPU and Memory tabs?
BTW keep in mind that Athlon II Quads are more sensitive to temperature than Athlon II Dual and Tri (70C vs 75C rated max temp)
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ASUS M4N68T LEV2 doesn't have an HT multiplier in its bios, any thoughts on the 'keeping 2000' rule. how is this board anyway?
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM3/M4N68T_LE_V2/
P_500.jpg

It either auto-regulates (some Asus mobos do that, meaning they drop the multi whenever HT freq passes over 2001) or it doesn't. You can check via CPUz, CPU tab tells you the "HT link" freq.
And it doens't seem to be meant as a good OCer - only 3+1 phase VRM, which is a bit on the poor side. I consider 4+1 as the minimum for good OCing.
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well it seems to be around 3.4. but i haven't run prime95 or linX for the full 6-12 hours. The temps get quite high. In the high 60s. And i know for optimum stability i should aim for 50-55c. So im just going to run everything at 3.2 for now and im just going to wait for my Coolermaster Hyper212evo. Really excited actually!
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well it seems to be around 3.4. but i haven't run prime95 or linX for the full 6-12 hours. The temps get quite high. In the high 60s. And i know for optimum stability i should aim for 50-55c. So im just going to run everything at 3.2 for now and im just going to wait for my Coolermaster Hyper212evo. Really excited actually!

Well, if you reach high 60s in stability tests, you probably won't get any higher than low 60s in ordinary loads (gaming, etc). So I would say you're safe @3.4
But still, 1.5v is a bit high voltage for just 200Mhz OC...
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Yeah i know. but its a 300mhz oc. stock for the processor is 3.1. But still not great. Probably with my luck i got one of the more stubborn processors that came off the production line. But ill just hold off on the oc for now until i get my cooler. What's the fastest you've ever heard of the propus core managing in terms of oc?
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Yeah i know. but its a 300mhz oc. stock for the processor is 3.1. But still not great. Probably with my luck i got one of the more stubborn processors that came off the production line. But ill just hold off on the oc for now until i get my cooler. What's the fastest you've ever heard of the propus core managing in terms of oc?

I've seen them hit ~6.0Ghz on liquid nitrogen.
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