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I have an Athlon 64 2800+ OCed to 2.37GHz. OCed, it needs 1.65V on the vCore. Is this healthy? Keep in mind it's a 130nm. The temps stay sub-40C even on full load.
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I have an Athlon 64 2800+ OCed to 2.37GHz. OCed, it needs 1.65V on the vCore. Is this healthy? Keep in mind it's a 130nm. The temps stay sub-40C even on full load.
it should be fine since it's 1.30nm core but why does it need 1.65v. I can get 260 x 9 with Stock Voltage(1.4v), 270 x 9 with 1.550v.... Maby it's your cooling, try getting lower temps. Rember less temp "c" = better overclock.

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it should be fine since it's 1.30nm core but why does it need 1.65v. I can get 260 x 9 with Stock Voltage(1.4v), 270 x 9 with 1.550v.... Maby it's your cooling, try getting lower temps. Rember less temp "c" = better overclock.

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It used to only require 1.575V, but every few months it keeps requiring more. I think it's dying. I'm pretty sure heat is not my problem.
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I remember someone else here saying before that over time you may need to up the voltage a bit to keep your overclock stable. This maybe your case, but upping it ever few months sounds like a bit to often. I've never messed with mine since March.
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