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how far can you safely push a Fx 4100

post #1 of 16
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Firstly is the a stable AMD overclock club? I can't find one.

Secondly and mainly, I have a FX 4100 CPU with a stock cooler, which has been overclocked to over 4.0GHz. Is this a safe speed for the stock cooler? (all cores are active, clock is at 200 MHz, 20x multiplyer) The overclock was done by the system builders, however I'm not totally convinced by its stability. I've been getting some odd crashes, I think its actually a VGA issue, but I'm covering my bases.

Also if I where to upgrade to a top of the line air cooler how far could I push this CPU before temps or voltages become unsafe for the chip?
post #2 of 16
there is no stable oc club sorry.
Aslong as your temps are good. its fine. if you think its unstable. run prime 95 or intel burn test or occt. you can find them all in our download section.
As for a new cooler , it depends on the cooler. you looking at air cooler or an all in one luquid cooler?
post #3 of 16
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there is no stable oc club sorry.
shame will have to join the 4ghz club
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Aslong as your temps are good. its fine.
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As for a new cooler , it depends on the cooler. you looking at air cooler or an all in one luquid cooler?
So is there a recommended maximum voltage before the chip begins to degrade or is it totally based on temps?

I'm looking at an air cooler rather than an all in one, simply due to costs.

Does anyone know the temp offset for the thermal sensor in the FX chip, because core temp is giving me sub ambient temps. I've guessed it at +15 degrees C but I don't like having such a large margin of error
post #4 of 16
use hardware monitor. for temp sensors. Amd chips only show correct temps under load. I believe 1.55v is the max safe temp. but you need a cooler that can handle it. I am using a thermaltake frio. the one with the 8mm heat pipes.
post #5 of 16
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use hardware monitor. for temp sensors. Amd chips only show correct temps under load. I believe 1.55v is the max safe temp. but you need a cooler that can handle it. I am using a thermaltake frio. the one with the 8mm heat pipes.
thanks everyone , I'm stressing it literally as I post and the temps seem fine (about -20 from Tj Max) I'll leave it running for a few hours though. It seems it is my GPU that's at fault after all .
post #6 of 16
glad you got it figured out. you can use msi kombuster to stress test the gpu.
post #7 of 16
Thread Starter 
I Used fur marks 1080p burn in test and the temps where at 100C within about 3 minutes.

Time to buy more case fans .
post #8 of 16
I don't think buying new case fans will help that much. What cooler is mounted on the card? Is it the reference-cooler, or is it an aftermarket?
post #9 of 16
Thread Starter 
VTX3d ATI Radeon HD 7770 (s****y non rear exhaust cooler)

Ive done a lot of work figuring out how the airflow is behaving in my case, the air is exhausting forward from the GPU (toward the drive bays) and getting recirculated back into the intake, my case doesn't have the mount locations for an intake fan where I need it; and making the front fan an exhaust pushed the temps higher.

Really I need a quality case, I just don't have £100 kicking around at the moment
post #10 of 16
If the temperature worries you, just increase the fan-speed, or set a custom fan profile/curve thumb.gif Mind you, the card should be totally fine. After I crossfired my 6970 a few months ago, the temperature sky-rocketed to ~97c on the top card, but it has been chugging along just fine.
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