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Hi. This is my first post on Overclocking.net so bare with me. I had just build a gaming rig (my first one ) and last night,while I was playing battelfield 3 the cpu temp got up to 52-55 degrees Celsius. So I started googling how to disable Amd Cpu features (which most people say are crap). I disabled -Turbo Mode ( From Amd Overdrive and Bios) .
-Cool 'n'Quiet
-Core C6
I also got my Cpu Fan Speed Low Limit to 400Rpm instead of 200 ( i dont know if that helps or anything) and set Cpu Q-Fan to Turbo instead of the default standard. The Core Speeds and Voltages are constantly fluctuating in Amd Overdrive and CPU-Z . So, in the end my question is what can i do to make the load temps lower? And how can i safely overclock my system and without throttling ?

My system specs are :
ASUS M5A78L-M USB 3
AMD FX-8120
8GB Corsair Vengeance
ATI Radeon HD 5670
Cooler Master S200-18K-R1
Chieftec AF-0925PWM


Thanks in advance !
post #2 of 87
55C is fine for a max load temp. Also, idle temps do not matter.

What is your load voltage? You are probably way overvolted and could easily lower the voltage to lower temps while maintaining your stock clock(assuming your stock right now?)

Also you can disabled C1E as well, since you are disabling the other power saving features. It will stop that speed fluctuation.
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Yes i am running currently on stock . And the Core Voltage shown in Cpu-z is 1.368 V.
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Yes i am running currently on stock . And the Core Voltage shown in Cpu-z is 1.368 V.

That is a rather high voltage for stock clocks. That kind of voltage should put you well into the 4.1GHz - 4.4GHz range depending on the chip. I would try lowering to 1.3v and see how temps are with that voltage. The system should remain stable at that voltage as well.
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which one should i set on 1.30000: CPU OVER VOLTAGE or VDDNB OVER VOLTAGE ? Also i cant find the C1E.
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which one should i set on 1.30000: CPU OVER VOLTAGE or VDDNB OVER VOLTAGE ? Also i cant find the C1E.

C1E will be under CPU advanced settings.

You are setting the CPU voltage itself. I am not sure exactly what it will be named in your bios, but it will be on the main page where most of the settings are.
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post #7 of 87
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I still cannot find the C1E but i did found the VCore voltage which is set to 1.380V. The problem is that when i try to change it, it says "ignored".
Maybe i can change it in Amd OD
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I still cannot find the C1E but i did found the VCore voltage which is set to 1.380V. The problem is that when i try to change it, it says "ignored".
Maybe i can change it in Amd OD

Try hitting the "+" or "-" keys to change it. Don't change it in AMD OD. That won't change it permanently.,.. you don't want to use software.
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i tried pressing both +,- and enter to configure but it still says ignored
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i tried pressing both +,- and enter to configure but it still says ignored

I wonder if you have the correct voltage.. perhaps some pictures of your bios if possible?
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