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Alright.

I'm going to get some passive cooling on the NB before overclocking any higher than 2.8GHz.

BTW, what is the Athlon X2 equivalent of a E4300 @ 2.8GHz and 3GHz? The 5600+?
A C2D at 3.0Ghz is about equal to an X2 at 3.6Ghz, so actually it doesn't compare to any model because 3.6Ghz is something an X2 would never see on aircooling.
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****in 'tard. Don't go past that temp.
That was not necessary at all...

In fact tho 61C is the highest T_case temp you should go with a E4300..This is right from Intel..

Vegeta, what software were you using when you maxed out at 62C? If it was TAT those temps are most likely incorrect...Use software that reads the T_case..SpeedFan usually does this...
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In fact tho 61C is the highest T_case temp you should go with a E4300..This is right from Intel..

Vegeta, what software were you using when you maxed out at 62C? If it was TAT those temps are most likely incorrect...Use software that reads the T_case..SpeedFan usually does this...

I was using Core Temp 0.95.

I just tried SpeedFan and its reporting 15c less on core 0 and core 1.

So which is correct?
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Ok this is very strange. I just flashed the BIOS from 0401 to 0602 and also cleared the CMOS as recommended.

Messing with the multiplier now causes the system to go into a endless POST cycle so I cleared the CMOS again by removing the battery.

This time I decided to OC with the default 9x multi but 333MHz FSB for 3GHz. The vcore in the BIOS is set to AUTO and according to CPU-Z its 1.440v.

CoreTemp is drifting around 57c for both cores at full load under Orthos blend test. This is much better than the temps I got under the 0401 BIOS which were close to 70c.

Strange indeed but I wonder what caused the difference in temperature?

I'm going to now try dropping to a lower vcore thats stable but is 1.440v a safe voltage? It wouldn't drastically shorten the CPUs life would it?

Hoping to hit 3.2GHz if possible soon.

Thanks!
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