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I suggest not using Furmark or Kombustor and they force the GPU to pull max voltage. Stressing VRMs a lot and even kill it. Use heaven benchmark or 3dmark11 for stresstesting. Dont let the temps exceede 85c for safety measure.
Noctua make GREAT case fans, best fans ive ever had!

As for your CPU. You CAN overclock on a stock cooler, but i wouldnt suggest increasing voltage. If its a good chip you can get some extra speed. But watch your temps, use HWMonitor to watch the CORE temps for load. These are the most accurate for load and CPU temp is better for idle temps. Personally i wouldnt let the CPU exceed 60C
 
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As for your CPU. You CAN overclock on a stock cooler, but i wouldnt suggest increasing voltage. If its a good chip you can get some extra speed. But watch your temps, use HWMonitor to watch the CORE temps for load. These are the most accurate for load and CPU temp is better for idle temps. Personally i wouldnt let the CPU exceed 60C

The Overclock is defiantly stable, thanks everyone who's given advice.
My motherboard (a modern gigabyte affair) has automatic voltage control on it, so I don't even know what the stock voltages are.
The FX 4100 (well my one anyway) does not have per core temperature monitors either.
My CPU maxes out a 62C so I'm happy

I know what I need to do about my GPU temps


Thread closed as far as I'm concerned.
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The Overclock is defiantly stable, thanks everyone who's given advice.
My motherboard (a modern gigabyte affair) has automatic voltage control on it, so I don't even know what the stock voltages are.
The FX 4100 (well my one anyway) does not have per core temperature monitors either.
My CPU maxes out a 62C so I'm happy

I know what I need to do about my GPU temps


Thread closed as far as I'm concerned.

Dont use auto voltage. As far as i know all motherboards overkill on auto voltage.
 
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At max its pulling 1.2 ish V witch is fine,

I can't fiddle with that anyway or it'll void the warranty that my system builder provided.
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At max its pulling 1.2 ish V witch is fine,

I can't fiddle with that anyway or it'll void the warranty that my system builder provided.

You should've built it yourself then biggrin.gif
 
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At max its pulling 1.2 ish V witch is fine,

I can't fiddle with that anyway or it'll void the warranty that my system builder provided.

You should've built it yourself then biggrin.gif

Maybe.

Will defiantly be building the next one though.
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