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well i thought like 2-3 is normal but 6-7? Thats way too much. Core O does orthos at 42C which i think is a great temp but Core 1 is just getting screwed by the heat. If it needs to be under 45 to be stable, then thats probably it.
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I'm currently at 2.7@1.375. I think I could lower it more if need be. The fact that there is like a 6-7C diff of my cores in orthos is really annoying!
The two cores aren't perfectly matched, one may be more efficient, one may have better contact with the IHS....... Its not simply one core is doing more than the other, especially when running a dual prime, they each should be working on there own prime and therefore have similar loads.
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My board is overvolting the VCore which might explain a ton. PC Probe II is reporting 1.4-1.42VCore when I only set it to 1.375 in the bios. It's giving it more VCore!! Agh. I actually have to write papers so I'm gonna deal with this later. Thanks guys.
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I see...maybe in your bios you set the voltage control to 110%....If you can you should take it to 104%
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My board is overvolting the VCore which might explain a ton. PC Probe II is reporting 1.4-1.42VCore when I only set it to 1.375 in the bios. It's giving it more VCore!! Agh. I actually have to write papers so I'm gonna deal with this later. Thanks guys.
If you've got the cpu at stock speed right now.....I would turn off the overvolt option, and set the vcore manually to 1.25v
Oh, also set the "clock skew" for the memory, to "auto".
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I have the overvolt turned off actually. I'm just gonna drop it down so its like 1.375 in PC probe. I forgot this was a characteristic of Asus boards anyways(overvolting).
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I have the overvolt turned off actually. I'm just gonna drop it down so its like 1.375 in PC probe. I forgot this was a characteristic of Asus boards anyways(overvolting).
AMD spec vCore for the 165 is 1.3v-1.35v. If you're at stock speed, 1.8 I would set it at no higher than 1.3v. Your temps will drop a good amount. it will run at lower than 1.3 also. I would try 1.8Ghz @1.25v. (1.25 in bios)
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Okay. that will amount to like 1.3 in reality though. I'll give it a shot later. THink it will help my OC?
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Okay. that will amount to like 1.3 in reality though. I'll give it a shot later. THink it will help my OC?
Then set it to 1.23v. I've measured my board with a Multimeter and the readings are actually off by about .025 +/- as to what is shown in windows. Not a full 0.05v like you are thinking. But for sake of being "similar" just go by what is shown in windows.

Edit: Oh....It will help your OC in the long run. If you work it slow, not just crank the volts to 1.55 and go for 3Ghz.
It's like some women, you gotta warm them up to it. They don't just "hit the peak clock" in 5 min flat.
There is a "burn in"...... do it slow and with low volts and it will "learn" to use low volts wisely. Thus, 3Ghz stable with lower volts and temps.
set it, and turn on a dual prime and let it "burn"

Heres a clip from my experience bringing mine "up to speed"
Here
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Alright so I should just set it to stock and then start undervolting it and then burn it in? Sounds good. Thanks.
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