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Okay here is what I have that is stable.

This set up runs at 67C with prime95 which made me a bit uncomfortable.


CPU frequency is 270 MHz
Multiplier is 13. Question, my max multiplier is 15...so do I keep it at that? Everyone's thing seems to be lower but that's their cpu's max right?
CPU voltage is 1.4625. Question on this part, when I look in CPU-ID, my core voltage is higher than this (1.522V or something like this, not close to 1.55 though). Can i still bring the CPU voltage up more to 1.5?

NB Multiplier x8 2160 MHz
NB Voltage is 1.1750 V

Memory clock decreased to 540 MHz DDR3 1080
Edited by van13330gg - 6/11/11 at 2:14pm
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I have an Athlon II X4 620 ( 2.6 ghz stock ) . I reached 3.51 . They can reach it , but watch out for temps . 71c is the max temp for them . 65> is safe . and try not to pass 1.55 vcore .
I might be able to go higher if I don't unlock my 4th core you think?
Your system draws less power and heat because you are only overclocking. I'm asking too much from my CPU haha.
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I have an Athlon II X4 620 ( 2.6 ghz stock ) . I reached 3.51 . They can reach it , but watch out for temps . 71c is the max temp for them . 65> is safe . and try not to pass 1.55 vcore .
Where is everyone getting this false info regarding temps? The max for all 45nm AMD chips is 62c. Straight from their thermal specifications chart.
     
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Where is everyone getting this false info regarding temps? The max for all 45nm AMD chips is 62c. Straight from their thermal specifications chart.
CPU Socket Tempature not CPU Cores
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Wait I'm a bit confused. Since I unlocked, I can't directly see each core's temperature. On system information for windows, my CPUTIN temperature while running prime 95 is 67C right now. Am I in deep doodoo?
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Wait I'm a bit confused. Since I unlocked, I can't directly see each core's temperature. On system information for windows, my CPUTIN temperature while running prime 95 is 67C right now. Am I in deep doodoo?
Nope, Unlocking with Advanced Clock Calibration enabled in the BIOS, the Core Tempature sensors gets disabled, Anways's why are you reading the Core tempatures? The CPU Socket Tempature is much more reliable and accurate xD
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Well, even you mentioned that it's disable. How could I try to find this out? I could feel it with my fingers but I can't tell haha.
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Well, even you mentioned that it's disable. How could I try to find this out? I could feel it with my fingers but I can't tell haha.
Use a program called HWMonitor, it should show the CPU tempature it will be shown as TMPIN1
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Okay more updates from what I could get and stays stable.

CPU Frequency 235
Multiplier x15
CPU voltage 1.4875

NB x8 1880MHz
NB voltage 1.1750
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Okay more updates from what I could get and stays stable.

CPU Frequency 235
Multiplier x15
CPU voltage 1.4875

NB x8 1880MHz
NB voltage 1.1750
That looks like it just might be your CPU voltage limit. I don't think you should go any higher than that, on air at least.

When do you get your new thermal paste, I would recommend researching the best methods before you apply. Find whatever works best for your setup (different HSFs/mounting systems can create different patterns. Or you could spread it on thin with your finger (in a rubber glove if you have one).

Depending on the type of surface you are applying it to, different levels of viscosity are recommended. Higher viscosity is better for surfaces with more grooves, low viscosity is better for very flat surfaces (lapped CPU/HSF).
    
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