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Hi there.

My system is running like a champ but I would like to push it further. Primarily used for gaming. I am running my Cpu-Nb at 3000mhz @ 1.3v completely stable. FSB is @ 250 multi @ 16. 4 ghz seems like the highest I can get without going crazy on the voltage.

Voltage is currently at 1.475 in the bios. It sits at 1.504 at idle and droops to 1.440 at load. Disabling cores results in less of a vdroop, but i still cant get up to 4.2 ish without BSOD. I don't mind turning the chip into an x4 to push it further. How much voltage can I safely pump into it with my current cooling without frying my chip?
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post #2 of 15
I don't know much about AMD processors.. but isn't 1.475 a tad too much?
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Well, that's what I thought too but with vdroop, under load the cpu is only getting 1.44. Anything less and it just crashes.
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post #4 of 15
1.44 seems about right for 4.0 might want to try 1.46 for 4.2 or somewhere around those lines what temps are you getting?
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post #5 of 15
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Temps are kind of high. 32c at idle and 56 at 100% load. If I disable 2 cores the temps drop to mid 40's at load. The highest voltage I have tried pumping it with as a x4 was 1.525 in the bios. At full load the cpu was getting 1.504 but would crash after a few minutes of prime.
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post #6 of 15
Your cpu cooler is not that great you are prolly at the thermal limit for 4ghz.
What I mean is that most Phenom 2 processors dont like to go past there wall without nice cool temps.
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Any recommendations for a good cooler to get a nice OC without breaking the bank?
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post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by konspiracy View Post
Your cpu cooler is not that great you are prolly at the thermal limit for 4ghz.
What I mean is that most Phenom 2 processors dont like to go past there wall without nice cool temps.
Dis. Phenom IIs like cool temps I had to go H2O to get up to 4.2 Mine needs 1.54V (under load) to be stable.
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Not bad for your cooler.

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Any recommendations for a good cooler to get a nice OC without breaking the bank?
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post #10 of 15
try multi round 18-19 most amd chips like it round there from my experiences

and yeah you need a better cooler

something like

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103065
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233082
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233088
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233040
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835181011
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835108122

take your pick they all pretty good for the price
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