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I stil think the readings are fals, i have seen them runn wel over 120C i think something would have broken by then dont you think?

I have been playing GTA IV on the stock settings with x6 cores running. Seems to run pretty sweet to me tongue.gif
Im gonna let it run all night when i sleep to test if stable rolleyes.gif


For those who worry about my VRM i do aswell , but there is not heat around them.

And it runs my games better then ever tongue.gif even tho the high clock isnt more then 3Ghz, its better then the 1045T i was about to order.


I love you guys for recommending this 960T chipp biggrin.gif
     
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Congrats. Treat that chip well wubsmiley.gif
I will Punkx 1 this post is specialy for you biggrin.gif Thanks thumb.gif
     
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Congrats. That's a great CPU
 
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I hate to be the downer but if that chip needs 1.45V at 3.2GHz you probably won't be able to OC very far. Then again, you're using an 870 board which isn't very good for overclocking, especially if there's no VRM and or mosfet heatsinks. Get a 890 or 990 board if you want to OC.
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Your board can really limit you as well.
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I hate to be the downer but if that chip needs 1.45V at 3.2GHz you probably won't be able to OC very far. Then again, you're using an 870 board which isn't very good for overclocking, especially if there's no VRM and or mosfet heatsinks. Get a 890 or 990 board if you want to OC.

Eh..the extreme 3 has a quality heatsinked 4+1 layout and would be able to handle a decent OC.
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Eh..the extreme 3 has a quality heatsinked 4+1 layout and would be able to handle a decent OC.

Blasphemy!!

You need a 7+2 Phase motherboard for a decent OC
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Blasphemy!!
You need a 7+2 Phase motherboard for a decent OC

It really depends on the quality of the 'FETS.

Take the 970 Extreme 3 for example. It has an extremely good quality 4+1 layout and would handle 4GHz on a 125W X4/X6 just fine.

Most heatsinked 4+1 MSI boards, on the other hand, are pure crap and for the most part blow even with the processor on stock.

Take the goat's word for it:
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Not that 4+1s are bad, quality ones with proper cooling can actually handle overclocks on high TDP processor; you just have to be a bit picky and choose the right board.

Source - http://www.overclock.net/a/about-vrms-mosfets-motherboard-safety-with-high-tdp-processors

An 8+2 system is essentially the rule of thumb for overclocking a 125W chip like crazy. A quality 4+1 phase system could handle a pretty good overclock as well (as long as you don't go crazy with voltages).

The 870 Extreme 3 he's using right now has a fairly decent sinked 4+1 layout that should be handle the chip as an X6 to about 3.6-3.7-ish.

With the chip locked? Probably 4GHz (mostly due to a locked 960T being rated @ 95W).
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:thinking.gif: there's some reason i am only running 2 cores headscratch.gif
 
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I hate to be the downer but if that chip needs 1.45V at 3.2GHz you probably won't be able to OC very far. Then again, you're using an 870 board which isn't very good for overclocking, especially if there's no VRM and or mosfet heatsinks. Get a 890 or 990 board if you want to OC.
I explained i used the TURBO UCC mode, that does the unlock , overclock etc on factory presets i figure??

So that was just to see if it unlocked tongue.gif knowing its possible im doing it manualy now.

here have a look at the new (lower voltage) i run my 1605T at:




______Edit_______
Oh btw i check the bios often sinds that it the only CPU TEMP reading that works, and usualy its about 1-2C off the CPU socket TEMP.

So Using Speccy is usefull in windows sinds most i havent seen it more then 2C off the CPUsocket temp, Its a pretty good cooler i like it biggrin.gif also thanks to you guys here on Overclock.net thumb.gif
Edited by Barbecuesaus - 8/29/12 at 3:00pm
     
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