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I havent seen much at all about people overclocking this particular core, and I'm rather new myself (bout this computer less than a month ago), but I'm wondering what some of the stable speeds people have gotten, and whether or not I should try to OC this core any more.

I'm running an Asus A8N5x Motherboard
AMD Athalon 64 (Venice) 3800+ corrently running at 2.52GHz VCore at 1.40v
Air cooled using the the stock heatsink/fan for the PIB.
1 GB (2.512) A-Data Dual Channel DDR400 Ram
ATI Radeon x550 Memory running at 199.80 MHz core at 399.60 MHz

Keep in mind that my VCore can go up to 1.50v max. (unless I want to try some mobo hacking :/ and that's a definite no for me)

I will get a new video card, and better cooling on my CPU sometime, when I have the money, but that's not going to happen any time in the foreseeable future.
(And apparently, the x550 is doing a fine job of running WoW at rather nice settings without falling below 30FPS on average.)

More or less, I'm wondering if I should bother to go any further, and how far I can go.
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Hi and WELCOME
Pleas get those Specs inputed via the User CP in the "System Specs" it's helpful as the thread grows.

1. Keep your full load temp @ or below 50c, the stock cooler should do that with a 1.5v setting but
do check.
2. A good read, unless you already up un this
http://www.overclock.net/faqs/31782-...pu-memory.html

    
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I ran OCCT for the normal 30 mins and used the CPU temp to watch my core, instead of the chip, and my core peaked at 54, so I'm wondering if this is something that needs to be dealt with right away, and whether or not I should switch the thermal paste that comes with it for my OCZ Thermal compound (bought it just in case).

And thanks for the link on finding my max limits.
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54 ain't a bad core temp. i've seen a bit higher. jsut don't go over 60
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If that compound is like the AS5 it should drop your temps a few degrees once it cures in after about 3 days of use.
    
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I've already seen a nice drop, seeing as I idle around 30 now. Now I just need to figure out how I can safely overclock my ram. for some reason that stuff hasn't been sticking, and last time I messed with the settings I needed a BIOS wipe to fix it :S (Damn lucky I didn't fry the ram)

EDIT: I just decided to see how much further I could push it, and so far I'm Idling at 30-36 degrees core temp running 2.8 GHz http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc?id=136593

This is stuck heatsink/fan with some OCZ Ultra 5+ Thermal Silver Compound. I'm rather happy with this so far, and I may think of going further later, but I'm pretty sure 2.8 GHz is good enough for me
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Originally Posted by Bobbias View Post
I've already seen a nice drop, seeing as I idle around 30 now. Now I just need to figure out how I can safely overclock my ram. for some reason that stuff hasn't been sticking, and last time I messed with the settings I needed a BIOS wipe to fix it :S (Damn lucky I didn't fry the ram)

EDIT: I just decided to see how much further I could push it, and so far I'm Idling at 30-36 degrees core temp running 2.8 GHz http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc?id=136593

This is stuck heatsink/fan with some OCZ Ultra 5+ Thermal Silver Compound. I'm rather happy with this so far, and I may think of going further later, but I'm pretty sure 2.8 GHz is good enough for me
whats your voltage? are you stable? 36c on a load is awful low, especially on air. thats water temps. i hit mid 40's on CPU temps on a high overclock w/ 1.56v on a BT.....
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post #8 of 8
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Not under load, just idling doing nothing really, lol. I Should check my load temps, but I havent had the time free to bother testing anything. 2.62 was running stable on WoW at ~40 FPS
So far so good on my 2.86 OC, though I havent stressed it at all yet.

Both times I've been running at 1.4volts (apparently my core is hungry, bringing that up to 1.44 a lot)

I ran my 1.62 in the 30 OCCT test and it was fine, so I don't think this will be unstable (It's just a change in the multiplier).
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