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you will get a bigger performance increase by unlocking a core.
Try unlocking the other cores first.

A triple core at 3 Ghz will beat a dual core at 4 ghz
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post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by edalbkrad View Post

you will get a bigger performance increase by unlocking a core.
Try unlocking the other cores first.
A triple core at 3 Ghz will beat a dual core at 4 ghz
do not unlock cores, it is an MSI motherboard (MSI uses bad VRMs) and a 3+1 power phase design cannot handle much more than the dual core. the third core would be pushing it, and the 4th would be asking it to die
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Temp was recorded when
the only applications running were
Google chrome
Bit torrent
Tune up utlities
Microsoft sync center

Ambient temp is 33 degree cel.

I live in INDIA so its hot out here but winters are arriving soon then ambient temp. will hover around 22 degree cel.
post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by edalbkrad View Post

you will get a bigger performance increase by unlocking a core.
Try unlocking the other cores first.
A triple core at 3 Ghz will beat a dual core at 4 ghz

BAD idea.

Unlocking + Low-end MSI board = sad-smiley-002.gif
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@thepoopscooper
Temp was recorded when
the only applications running were
Google chrome
Bit torrent
Tune up utlities
Microsoft sync center
Ambient temp is 33 degree cel.
I live in INDIA so its hot out here but winters are arriving soon then ambient temp. will hover around 22 degree cel.
okay, 10C over ambient is okay, but it isnt good to overclock when you are at 43C
also, your board is pretty bad, having a 3+1 power phase design, no heatsinks on the VRMs, and it is an MSI motherboard. MSI uses faulty VRMS that tend to fail under the stress of an overclock. i would invest in a new board when you get some money.
post #16 of 17
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looks like a MSI K9A-2VM which i think is an am2 3=1 vrm board. I wouldnt push it hard, but an 80w chip @ 3.5ghz probably would be ok.

MSI boards like that are known for dieing and worst case catching on fire if putting a high wattage CPU or OCing, I didn't want to have to jump on the MSI hate band wagon first thing but, it is 3+1 board and there is no getting around it that board just can't handle much OCing if any let alone high wattage CPUs.
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Althought it would be funny and pretty cool if it did catch fire and you record it and show us , but not cool cuz thats all you have atm.
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