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So i have the 1090T its meant to be clocked at 3.2Ghz but it goes upto 3.7Ghz at points i was wondering what setting does this? and how i can monitor both what the CPU speed is (what its highest/lowest is) as well as its temps.

This is mainly for an idea of what kind of Overclocks i can do, if when its at 3.7Ghz the temps dont go crazy or anything then i might try and see what over clock options i have
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It's called turbocore it is a feature of the 1XXXT Series. You can change turbocore settings in to bios. For temperatures, download a program called coretemp and in that program go to settings and make a 12C offset. That should give you accurate temperatures.

However for overclocking I suggest disabling turbocore and all the extra features and doing your own overclock.
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It's called Turbo Core, when poorly multithreaded tasks eat up a large chunk of your workload, the processor disables the last three cores and overclocks the first three to complete the task faster and more efficiently. If you are overclocking I recommend that you turn it off, otherwise it does its function just fine at stock clocks.

For monitoring CPU speed I use CPU-Z, and for temperature monitoring I use HWMonitor. Both programs work like a charm. I do believe that AMD Overdrive monitors both speeds and temperatures but I find that program to be a little bit buggy and inconsistent with its readings. Coretemp is also a pretty good program because it alerts you if temperatures get past a certain heat that you set for the alarm.
Edited by Talon95 - 5/17/11 at 7:21am
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AIDA64 for temps and clocks
CPUz for clocks and HW monitor for temps
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post #5 of 71
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Turbo Core! thats it, i knew it was something as i remember disabling it when i first got my new stuff but with troubles i had with some overclocking error i reset the BIOS to default and forgot what option it was.

"all the extra features" - such as???

So temps wise - does it still have the same/similar max temps as the 955BE? which was around 62c i believe
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Turbo Core! thats it, i knew it was something as i remember disabling it when i first got my new stuff but with troubles i had with some overclocking error i reset the BIOS to default and forgot what option it was.

"all the extra features" - such as???
Theres a bunch of power saving settings that have been known to interfere with overclocking before. Such as C1E and Cool N Quiet. I recommend disabling them if you are going to be doing manual overclocking.
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Turbo Core! thats it, i knew it was something as i remember disabling it when i first got my new stuff but with troubles i had with some overclocking error i reset the BIOS to default and forgot what option it was.

"all the extra features" - such as???

So temps wise - does it still have the same/similar max temps as the 955BE? which was around 62c i believe
If you are overclocking you'll want to disable the C1E states and Cool n' Quiet along with Turbo Core.

The thermal shutdown is 62C on the core, I suggest you stay below 55C for stability reasons, that is usually the sweet spot you don't want to go above regarding thermal temperatures. I have heard of people going over 62C but it most likely drastically shortens the lifespan of the CPU and is nowhere near a safe operating temperature.
Edited by Talon95 - 5/17/11 at 7:40am
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Okay cheers, i think cool'n'quiet is already disabled i will have a look at the others. Currently the CPU according to Core Temp has topped out at 44c which isnt bad considering that i have an AV running, 146gb of file transfer going as well as 3 different applications checking my a deleted partition on another drive, all that and Firefox running with streaming video. I think me being me, i would go for 50c tops - just to be extra safe/paranoid
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Okay cheers, i think cool'n'quiet is already disabled i will have a look at the others. Currently the CPU according to Core Temp has topped out at 44c which isnt bad considering that i have an AV running, 146gb of file transfer going as well as 3 different applications checking my a deleted partition on another drive, all that and Firefox running with streaming video. I think me being me, i would go for 50c tops - just to be extra safe/paranoid
Try running Prime95 for ten minutes and let us know your temperatures. ^-^

I get 55C in Prime95 running at 3.4GHz and only 41 - 43C while playing video games. If you can keep the temp under 55C and the CPU stable in Prime95 then you will be more than safe under normal operating conditions.
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AIDA64 for temps and clocks
CPUz for clocks and HW monitor for temps
I find HWMonitor obsolete, it never gets updated for a start, and doesn't show my Northbridge and Southbridge tempatures, but AIDA64 will, and I find that to be a more reliable option
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