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post #1 of 25
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Ok so i know I don't post much here but I need some advice. My x2 3800+ LCB9E is overclocked from 2.0 to 2.6@1.4 Vcore. Now of course I want more but my Idle temp is 36C and Load is 52C. So I guess my question is what's the max temp I should look out for as i continue to push it? Oh and right now it's running two iterations ( 1 on each core) of Prime 95 and so far i'm stable for about 5 hours now. Thanks for anyone's help.
    
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post #2 of 25
best to stay under 55C....but personally i dont like to go over 50c. and try not to exceed 1.55v core
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post #3 of 25
You can push up to where yout load temp is 55 degrees! Most people agree that 55 is your limit but you can also go up higher but ut will just shorten the life expectency! Try to get 2.7ghz...think you will be able to get it
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post #4 of 25
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Sweet. I'm going to give it a shot in about a hour or so and i'll post my results. Oh and how can i post a screen shot of my desktop that shows my cpuZ, temps, prime 95 and such?
    
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post #5 of 25
If you're worried about temps, you could also lap the bottom of your cooler if you haven't already.
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post #7 of 25
AMD says to keep it under 65C. Read it here:
http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/...9_7203,00.html
I have mine running at 2748 GHZ with 1.50 Vcore. My Orthos temps get (highest core) to 63C when it's hot in my apartment. Orthos/Prime stresses WAY more than any other app. Maxed out when RARing a file, it never exceeds 50C
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post #8 of 25
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Well I tried to bump it up to 2650 but it wouldn't even post at 1.45Vcore. I really don't feel like playing with 1.5 especially on air so I think i have my limit at 2600. I'm not too mad about that especially for a $83 processor from the egg. This is my last upgrade for S939, I'm going to wait for DDR3 and Barcelona/Penryn and upgrade then. Thanks everyone.
    
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post #9 of 25
In order to get to 2.7 you need to have 1.50V
You're in the the same boat as me: I'm waiting for the Peryn or Barcelona.
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post #10 of 25
I don't really understand all the barcelona hype because it's not really going to affect us much. Barcelona is designed for dual-socket server setups. Budapest or Agena will be compatible with AM2 but not Barcelona.
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