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So I hit 3.0Ghz on my X2 4000+ yesterday and have had it running there ever since (about 24 hours ago). I can game and do everything else I want with ease. Got good 3D Mark 06 scores and noticed no problems there at all.

Only bummer is I'm not "stable". Tried running a few different Orthos tests and the Small FFTs only made to to 90 or so minutes and the Blend test only made it to 35 minutes. I was sitting there watching my temps and it never left 50C on full load. Even when it failed tests.

Does this really mean my CPU is that unstable? What should I try decreasing?
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post #2 of 91
ease your vcore up a little. 1.55v should push you up to stable. it'll keep you hot though too, running around 55c-57c core temps.
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post #3 of 91
Dont Exceed 1.55v Thats the max you want to touch with Air cooling atleast.
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unless you have the goods to take the lid off of your processor

those AM2's are tricky, but its not as bad as it sounds...........
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You talking removing the IHS? Not really too excited about trying that anytime soon.

If my temps stay under 40c idle is that increase in Vcore going to shorten the life of my CPU at all?
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post #6 of 91
nah. should be fine as long as you don't go over 55c load temps. you might want to try reapplying some AS5 to keep the temps a bit lower as well. lap your heatsink and processor and you'll be just fine.
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post #7 of 91
Too bad it isn't stable! I guess water it is for us X2 owners.
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I was just going to invest in a different CPU cooler. Like a Big Typhoon or a Scythe Ninja Rev. B.
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I was just going to invest in a different CPU cooler. Like a Big Typhoon or a Scythe Ninja Rev. B.
you should really consider lapping your proc and heatsink, no matter which one you get. Heatsinks coming from the factory are crap because they don't take the time to get out the manufactures defects....dang those chinese cheap labor workers.
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post #10 of 91
Get a Tuniq Tower! Those things are awesome for Air cooling. If you got water,you could probably push it a little farther than 3Ghz.

*EDIT* Agreed on the lapping. I lapped my HSF and my load temps dropped from 50C to 47C allowing me to get another 60Mhz allowing me to hit 2.8Ghz!
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