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post #11 of 17
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Ive got a question. What should my VCore be stock?
Unless you have one of the new energy-efficient 65W versions, the stock vcore is anywhere from 1.3-1.39. What kind of cooling do you have for the cpu?
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If u want to OC ur CPU, u need to buy a Good CPU Cooler for it.
Stock Cooler Wont let u OC ur CPU much.
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If u want to OC ur CPU, u need to buy a Good CPU Cooler for it.
Stock Cooler Wont let u OC ur CPU much.
English if you please.

You don't have to get an aftermarket cooler, if you don't wish to push your CPU that far, then a stock cooler will be just fine, its just when you try to get to the max your CPU can do on air cooling that you need something like a Tuniq Tower or a Big Typhoon.
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post #14 of 17
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English if you please.

You don't have to get an aftermarket cooler, if you don't wish to push your CPU that far, then a stock cooler will be just fine, its just when you try to get to the max your CPU can do on air cooling that you need something like a Tuniq Tower or a Big Typhoon.
they are english lol, just too lazy to type out the full words.
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post #15 of 17
When I ran air cooling I would have loved to have a temp of 46°

AMD FAQ sheets will tell you absolute max temp on an A64 is 85-95° depending on your CPU. They also say that the expected normal temp is 60-65° in your bios. Here is a link...check out pages 4 and 5.

Now I am not about to say you should try to get your CPU to run at 60°. The cooler the better (untill you hit sub zero temps and have a CPU that has the cold bug)

Before my water cooling came along, i ran my 4200 X2 at around 70°. Now with my water I rarely go over 35°.
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post #16 of 17
70 degrees? Wow that is pretty hot, I like to keep mine below 50, just because I would like it to last longer than anything else in my computer
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post #17 of 17
The extra volts will hurt it more than any heat will...but yeah...that's why I built my water cooling rig. I didn't like the little furnace sitting right beside me. I only had it like this for a few weeks too. Idle temp was in the 50's I think.

I've came across A64's on other people's machines that probally had been running 70° or more for possibly over a year. They are all still running fine today though.

Unless you go to extremes...extra heat and volts will make a CPU last eight years instead of ten. Big woop...and like those FAQs show, they built the CPUs expecting them to run 60-65°. so five degrees over isn't too bad.
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