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Originally Posted by IMKR View Post

Can someone explain what this is about? Got me curious
What is unlocking a core mean? Is that ocing?

Some of the older AMD processors were higher core processors of which had cores that didn't pass quality testing so they locked that particular core down and sold it as a lower core unit. With the right motherboard you could unlock and use those cores, provided you could get them stable. Sometimes you would unlock a core and Windows wouldn't boot or if you ran a test program like Prime 95, one of the workers would stop due to an error. Hope that helps explain it.
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I'm running a Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme with a 250CFM fan above it blowing air onto it plus the 90CFM fan inside it. Also with 3 cores it loads at 25C running prime 95 same clock and voltage. maybe its a bad sensor i mean the heatsink isn't even very warm.
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Yeah, that seems too low unless you are in an igloo. Once in a while when I would BSOD and not be around to see it, my radiator would be hot to the touch. Even Prime testing the radiator would eventually warm up pretty good. What are you clocked at, and are you sure the processor isn't downclocking during testing?
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post #13 of 28
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Yeah, that seems too low unless you are in an igloo. Once in a while when I would BSOD and not be around to see it, my radiator would be hot to the touch. Even Prime testing the radiator would eventually warm up pretty good. What are you clocked at, and are you sure the processor isn't downclocking during testing?

well i live in maine and its only about 20F outside and probably about 54F in my house so. i also tested it on 2 other processors and both were about the same give or take a few. I am running 3.3GHz 1.4V(set in the BIOS but it get up to 1.480V) yes im sure of it CPUz says 3302MHz all the time it never underclocks.
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That's really good. My house never dips below 72F, and the room that my old Phenom was in was closed off. It would get up to 92F in there if I was really stressing my rig out. Not exactly good for it, but I've since then upgraded to an i3 at stock and a cooler running card. Much better. I had my fun though.
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That's really good. My house never dips below 72F, and the room that my old Phenom was in was closed off. It would get up to 92F in there if I was really stressing my rig out. Not exactly good for it, but I've since then upgraded to an i3 at stock and a cooler running card. Much better. I had my fun though.

This is after running prime95 for about half an hour and then playing left 4 dead 1 maxed
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as long as you don't stay at 60c all the time you're good.

My 1600t sees 52c every once in a while. thumb.gif
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Wait what? What kind of cooling are you running? My little Kuhler 620 clc struggled to keep mine under 65C, and that's with stock voltage at 3.8!
AMD runs cooler then Intel. Intel has Max Spec of 105C Whilst the Phenom series has a 62c cap.
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What about a new heatsink?
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Should be fine.The sink you have is pretty good,I wouldn't worry about it. thumb.gif
 
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post #20 of 28
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Should be fine.The sink you have is pretty good,I wouldn't worry about it. thumb.gif
if I were you I wouldnt say that
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cooling/2009/12/03/tuniq-tower-120-extreme-review/2
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/tuniq-tower120-extreme_8.html#sect0
Edited by PontiacGTX - 3/10/14 at 4:52pm
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