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post #1 of 11
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Hello people,

First of all thanks for looking at my thread.

A couple of months ago I unlocked my L3 Cache on my Amd Athlon II X4 640.
So as I understand correctly, it is now an Amd Phenom II X4...
I believe the Phenom series are 125W, so is my cpu now a 125W?
Cuase I don't want my motherboard to get stressed or something..
I have an MSI 880GM-E41.

If my cpu is a 125W now, are there any dangers?

Thanks Alot!
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post #2 of 11
No dangers other than the cpu degrading (which is quite rare)
degrading = CPU may not be able to keep unlocked for a period of time and becomes unstable
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post #3 of 11
i do not know if the CPU now has a higher TDP, but if it indeed needs more power to run, the mobo (and probably everything connected to it) might blow.

I've heard MSI mobos suck for AMD processors.
   
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post #4 of 11
You may still be in the 95W TDP area as that is a maximum theoretical TDP.
In reality the cip is at maybe 70 W TDP at stock.
The board looks weak ,but if performance is ok and you have no crashes/BSOD-s you are ok.
Don t overclock !
You should look for a better motherboard with better VRM though for near future.
   
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post #5 of 11
My thought: remain on the stock cooler.
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What wattage does the processor report on full load? Check with a program such as HWMonitor.
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post #7 of 11
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What wattage does the processor report on full load? Check with a program such as HWMonitor.
Unfortunately that program is useless for showing a real time TDP info.Gigabyte has the Easy Saver thing that can show real wattage in real time, but of course it works only with their hardware.
I would say he is safe and under 95 TDP even with the cache enabled.
   
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post #8 of 11
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Yea I asked this cuase I read some stuff about VRM, so I wanted to know.
Wich board do you guys recommend? I would like atleast 2 PCIe 16x and usb3 and sata 600 xd
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post #9 of 11
Cache does not increase power consumption like that, it's still at 95w.

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No dangers other than the cpu degrading (which is quite rare)
degrading = CPU may not be able to keep unlocked for a period of time and becomes unstable
No, unless you increase voltage over 1.5v-1.55v to get it stable.
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post #10 of 11
No worries there matey my cpu can pump about 250 Watts at full load
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