Originally Posted by OptimusCaik
It's funny how we have the same rig pretty much. Is your SE under water? And how are you cooling your B55 @ 4.4ghz? I'm trying to hit 4.0Ghz and my cooler's an N520. Look at the picture above and check out Temp #2, that's my temp at full load and I live in Florida.
I have a MCW80 waterblock on the GPU and heatsinks on all the chips on the card. I regret not buying a full waterblock to cover the memory chips, but I was able to squeeze out an additional 100MHz vs stock cooling/MX-4 TIM as-is.
My X4 B55 is a dream chip! I cool it with water and the block is in my sig rig. I run at around 45C under load. I have a 120 and a 240 RAD in the water loop. When I just had the 240 RAD, I was around 49C.
Temp 2 is likely your Mosfets/VRM and is not your processor. I used to have a Gigabyte board and that is what Temp 2 was on mine. I had a GA-MA785G-US2H. I must warn you! Your board really cannot handle much more overclocking! 80C is really stressing your mosfets/vrm's. Take a look at this thread
Temp 1 is your CPU socket. To get a better temp reading, turn off ACC and set the cpu back to X2 555. Put your cpu under load and meassure the gap between the core temps and your socket (Temp #1). Usually the core temps are about 6C less than the socket temp.
You can then use Temp #1 while you are in B55 mode and make the proper adjustment for a better estimate of your core temps. Per your ss, your max temp was 43, so with a 6C drop, your actual core temp would be around 37C. Do not use my 6C result. Measure your own!
Lastly, I warn you once more. It looks like your Mosfets/VRM at the lowest 80C. You are really pushing it with that board on an X4 B55 even at stock voltage and it shows very clearly!
My old boards power was very similar. After 1 month at X4 B55 4.2 and 1.4125v, my Mosfets and VRM's started whining like the sound of data being read/written on a hard drive. It was at that very point I decided to upgrade to avoid potential Power failure and hardware damage! That board still is working, but it is holding a Sempron 3800+ now.Edited by BWG - 5/9/11 at 12:39pm