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Ok im really worried here. Prime95 has been running for +-4hours now. I have HWMonitor open alongside.What is TMpin0. Cause its reading +100C!!!!!! All four cores running at 45C. I've felt around on my MOBO. My northbridge feels pretty warm but not a finger blistering 100C. Southbridge feels good as well!
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Ok im really worried here. Prime95 has been running for +-4hours now. I have HWMonitor open alongside.What is TMpin0. Cause its reading +100C!!!!!! All four cores running at 45C. I've felt around on my MOBO. My northbridge feels pretty warm but not a finger blistering 100C. Southbridge feels good as well!

You'll have to ask customer support on your mobo manufacturer's website.
On some mobos, that's MOSFET, and it's about normal to be over 100C. On others, it's NB.

Also, I believe you can stop Prime now smile.gif
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I've heard that you should run prime95 or linpack for 6-12 hours to verify stability.
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I've heard that you should run prime95 or linpack for 6-12 hours to verify stability.

This is purely personal preference. I consider 12hr runs to be paranoid smile.gif
I run for 30 min. Then, in the course of next 4 days, if a game crashes more than once on different places, I lower the OC a bit / raise the voltage a bit.
Longer Prime runs are overkill and artifically reduce the lifespan of your sys. Afterall, you won't be controlling nuclear warheads with that rig, a little hypothetical instability isn't important enough to justify punishing the sys with several hours of synthetic max load.
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I also thought personally that running it that long was overkill but im not an expert so i just read forums and followed suit... I mean i only get the vboost situation when im running prime95 or linpack anyway. i can't seem to replicate it under normal gaming or benchmarking
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It seems my Processor hits a wall at 3.8Ghz. It seems im going to need in excess of 1.6v to do 3.8 or higher and im not going to do that! Im doing another 30minute prime95 run but at less voltage. And im going to keep dropping voltages and doing prime95 runs until i can keep 3.72 stable at the lowest possible voltage. That way i can keep this processor alive for longer.
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It seems my Processor hits a wall at 3.8Ghz. It seems im going to need in excess of 1.6v to do 3.8 or higher and im not going to do that! Im doing another 30minute prime95 run but at less voltage. And im going to keep dropping voltages and doing prime95 runs until i can keep 3.72 stable at the lowest possible voltage. That way i can keep this processor alive for longer.

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Thank you for the guide ronnin. I've dabbled with CPU overclocking before but generally stuck to a very safe OC. With the help of you're guide I feel very satisfied that I've reached the potential of the chip.

The final values for my 260 3.2GHz are 248x16=3968MHz at 1.4875V. I am running the NB at 8x to give 1984MHz which is proving stable, but I'm unsure if there is any benefit of running this at 9x 2232MHz..

I did have a go with the memory (Corsair XMS3 1.6GHz), stepping the timings down from 9-9-9-24-34 to 8-8-8-22-30 resulted in the system not being able to get to BIOS.
 
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Thank you for the guide ronnin. I've dabbled with CPU overclocking before but generally stuck to a very safe OC. With the help of you're guide I feel very satisfied that I've reached the potential of the chip.
The final values for my 260 3.2GHz are 248x16=3968MHz at 1.4875V. I am running the NB at 8x to give 1984MHz which is proving stable, but I'm unsure if there is any benefit of running this at 9x 2232MHz..
I did have a go with the memory (Corsair XMS3 1.6GHz), stepping the timings down from 9-9-9-24-34 to 8-8-8-22-30 resulted in the system not being able to get to BIOS.

Yes, it is mutch better to run at x9, you might want to try at 10x as well, and raise the cpu nb to up to 1.3v, should be more than enough on the safe side
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Yes, it is mutch better to run at x9, you might want to try at 10x as well, and raise the cpu nb to up to 1.3v, should be more than enough on the safe side

I've just done a quick bench with 8x, 9x and 10x with 1.125V, giving superpi 4M results of 103.03s, 102.17s and 100.95s respectively. It's stable enough for benching but I'll do a 4h+ stability test tonight to make sure.
 
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