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So I've been reading the information around here again and have gotten horribly confused.

Basically I want to know answers to these questions:

1) What is the 24/7 safe max VDDNB for my Athlon?

2) What is the 24/7 safe max for the CPU voltage?

3) What is the max temperatures limit for cores and CPU?

4) Is this OC really going to damage my board? (I have a massive external fan blowing onto the entire setup)

Thanks for taking the time to read this.
     
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safe max temp for athlon IIx4 core is 71C i think. Every chip is different, some can handle higher volts. probably not above 1.5?
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post #3 of 13
Hello,

1) Sorry, I've no clue about this one.
2)1.5v is the max
3) ~70°C is the max. I personaly won't go over 65°C
4)If your mobo has 8+2 phase, If can handle the OCing. If its not adaptable for Ocing, It might damage it.

Give me second and I'll figure that for you. EDIT: Yes, your Motherboard supports OCing. Just don't do anything stupid with it and it should be fine.
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1) 1.55v, same as CPU, but you won't probably ever need more than 1.35v.

2) It's 1.55v, not 1.5v.

3) 72C.

4) No, your board will be fine.
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Quote:
2) What is the 24/7 safe max for the CPU voltage?
1,50vcore
AMD recommends nothing over 1,40 or 1,45 <- one of those

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3) What is the max temperatures limit for cores and CPU?
AMD says anything above 62c might damage the chip

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4) Is this OC really going to damage my board? (I have a massive external fan blowing onto the entire setup)
That depends if your board is a 4+1 or a 4 PW mobo.
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AMD says anything above 62c might damage the chip
Athlon IIs can take up to 72C.

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That depends if your board is a 4+1 or a 4 PW mobo.
4+1 can easily take a 4 core, if it's ASUS or Gigabyte. All you need to do is have it properly cooled. ASUS boards will automatically throttle if the VRMs overheat.
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Thanks guys. My board is an Asus. So I guess just keeping it cool will be a priority.

I'm running at 1.475 core and 1.287 VDDNB with well below 60C temps (thanks to mother nature's cold breath). I asked because I randomly decided to try OCing again with this setup and the last time not even 1.55 core could get me past 240 reference clock. I hadn't messed with the VDDNB at that time since I didn't know what it was but since raising it I've been able to lower the core voltage. I just wanted to make sure about these things and not worry that the VDDNB voltage was too high. Again thanks for the help. Who knows maybe I can get this OC even higher since winter is coming.
     
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post #8 of 13
Yea, I love winter. I OC my CPU a bit more because of the cold.
I would like to know how much cooler CPUs can get on watercooled systems in winter time. Hahaha
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Usually the AMD's can pull to 1.5v , at least that's my conclusion after reading a few posts and of course my own Athlon x3 can pull.
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post #10 of 13
If u have a 4+1 mobo dont OC u will fry your mobo unless u have a asus 4+1 which has CPu throtting
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