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3.6 GHz at 58C seems to be the max on that cooler, Your voltages are probably too high what are they at? It might not even need a voltage bump for 3.6, cuz i heard most oc pretty good straight up at stock voltages.
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Individual Temps are at 59c, any other tips to lower heat? Does the NB Voltage affect it?
Right now Im at 3.8 ghz with a core voltage of 1.4 and a NB voltage of 1.437
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Originally Posted by jeffdamann View Post
Individual Temps are at 59c, any other temps to lower heat? Does the NB Voltage affect it?
Vcore will lower your temperatures the most.
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post #34 of 61
Yes nb voltage will increase temps...you shouldn't need it as high as yours is for a 2600 or so.

And im not 100% but am pretty sure that core temps are not what amd is referring to and only the cpu temp is what you need to worry about. Core temps are often a few degrees higher
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Rather than making a million posts I'll try and help with this one. Lets say for the safety of your hardware were going to aim for a 55c max temp (core or cpu). Set everything in your bios back to stock and turn on manual overclock settings, also turn the option on that allows you to set different CPU-NB and CPU voltages. Turn on cpu and nb Load Line Calibration. Now lets change your cpu multiplier up to make 3.6ghz and add a few volts to the cpu, try 1.425. If thats stable drop the voltage bit by bit until your unstable then go back up one. If 1.425 passes 55c drop a few until you stay under 55c and hopefully be stable. Once you have done this its the exact same deal for the north bridge bit by bit, aim for like 2400mhz (Keep in mind this will increase temps a bit). Good Luck !
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Yes.

As of now, only the Nehalem CPUs and Sandy Bridge CPUs are capable of pushing multi-GPU setups without holding them back. Especially Sandy Bridge.
yeah very fan boy statement there.

Only i7s can run ANY muili gpu setup.

please.
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what speed is your NB clock running at? 1.437 seems pretty high. i run my NB at 2600mhz at about 1.3 volts.
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yeah very fan boy statement there.

Only i7s can run ANY muili gpu setup.

please.
Actually he's not far off. When I came from my unlocked Athlon II x4 (L3 unlock) to my i5, even with a single GT240 I saw a night and day increase in almost all of my games.
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tbh i think aslong as it's playable it's fine without problems >_>
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Originally Posted by Blaze051806 View Post
yeah very fan boy statement there.

Only i7s can run ANY muili gpu setup.

please.

It depends on the game. 85% of games you will be fine as the are properly optimized. Those games are either GPU limited OR don't get CPU limited until very high FPS (85+). For most cases you are not CPU limited under 60FPS with a PH II.

However, unfortunately for the OP, GTA4 is notoriously badly optimized on PC and and Fable 3 is a PC port (i.e. also badly optimized). With those games you do need a i7's speed to overcome the poor coding. I doubt any kind of overclock on the PH II will help very much.
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