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Hello all! I have just done a little bit of shopping and have come around to upgrade my computer. I bought the 960T. I still have stock cooling at the moment. I was wondering if it'd be alright to unlock it and run that with the stock heat sink. I also wanted to see if anybody knows what the default voltage for the processor is. It kind of worries me that the processor is running at 1.45 V stock. And... any pointers on what I should change in the bios (cool n quiet, cpu speed spectrum, smv, c1e)?
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Me personally, I would NOT unlock it with stock cooling. When you unlock cores it takes more voltage to maintain those cores.
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You will be fine, the 6-core series come with the same cooler as the one you have....
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Hello all! I have just done a little bit of shopping and have come around to upgrade my computer. I bought the 960T. I still have stock cooling at the moment. I was wondering if it'd be alright to unlock it and run that with the stock heat sink. I also wanted to see if anybody knows what the default voltage for the processor is. It kind of worries me that the processor is running at 1.45 V stock. And... any pointers on what I should change in the bios (cool n quiet, cpu speed spectrum, smv, c1e)?

I unlocked my Tri-Athlon into a stable Phenom II X4 on stock cooling, with the temps holding just fine(i'm using the stock Athlon fan on a Phenom X4) thumb.gif. However, i have NOT oc'd since the temps shoot right up. The default voltage for mine was 1.3v. If the vcore setting is on auto, manually manage the voltage since the BIOS pumps WAY more volts than what's actually required. I lowered mine down to 1.2v for stock speeds and 1.28v for 3.5Ghz. Leave Cool 'n' Quiet on since that lowers the multi during basic operation and thus saves energy, not to mention keep the CPU cooler and not add unnecessary heat and voltage. It does not limit your OC, however, at a multi of 19x, you may hit a wall with it enabled. Hope that helps.
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Thanks! I'll try lowering it to 1.3V just as a quad or 1.35V with 6. I don't understand why the bios is pumping in that much... I have just one more question... If I have a choice between the H60 cooler or the hyper 212+, which one should I get? Oh... and my build isn't updating on the site. Anyone know why?
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1.3v is the stock voltage for X6s anyway. If the 960t comes with the same stock heat sink as the X6s, you should be fine.
    
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1.3v is the stock voltage for X6s anyway. If the 960t comes with the same stock heat sink as the X6s, you should be fine.

but that doesnt mean his unlocked 960 will be stable let alone boot at 1.3v
i cant help because my 960t wont make it to windows login with even 1.4v
it isnt worth dumping more voltage for a 6 core or even the hassle of a 5 core. im happy with my 4ghz@1.425v

op, get a better cooler and motherboard if you plan to unlock or even overclock. 125 watt max cpu.
i would only do 1 or the other and would do neither until i got a new hsf.
xd 1771 will drop by to tell you the same thing or probably close to it.
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Alright. I'm just wondering what the stock voltage is for this processor now....I'll probably get a better cooler just because it's better than stock and go from there.
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Alright. I'm just wondering what the stock voltage is for this processor now....I'll probably get a better cooler just because it's better than stock and go from there.

I would hold on to the stock cooler until you get a new board. The 'fets on the board are bare with and is not meant to be OC'd on with a 125W processor. The stock cooler blows air onto the VRMs, hence cooling them and prevent overheating, something which is taken away when using an aftermarket cooler.
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But isn't the 960T a 95w proc?
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