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Wanting to get a T-Bird rig back up.

I did the multi-unlock mod, so multis are unlocked, but the motherboard I'm getting soon doesn't allow voltage changes, so it's either OC on stock volts (BORRRRRRRRING ), or do the 1.85v (from 1.75v stock.) pin mod as well.

1.85v fine on decent/good air for 24/7?

Old hardware scares me. I went all "OMG OMG OMG" when I saw that my Pentium 1 166Mhz took 2.2v. >_>;
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I think that the 1.85 is plenty safe. Mine got hit by lightening destroyed RAM PSU MOBO and Drives (except one) but no the CPU worked.
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The usual overclocking principals will apply even though you're dealing with an older system. Go ahead and raise the vCore to 1.85v then raise the FSB as you would any other CPU. Just be sure to check that your load temperatures stay below 60*C.
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The usual overclocking principals will apply even though you're dealing with an older system. Go ahead and raise the vCore to 1.85v then raise the FSB as you would any other CPU. Just be sure to check that your load temperatures stay below 60*C.
"Usual overclocking principals" are 1.6-1.7v for AMD, 1.6v for P4's, and 1.55v for Core 2 Duo's last I checked. :***:

And 60C? >_< AMD said the thermal specs of T-Birds are 90C...
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Just be sure to check that your load temperatures stay below 60*C.
This is a T-Bird though, it can EASILY take 75c+ temps, I'd let it at full load, hit 90c MAX
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1.85v max safe for 24/7, 85C max load seem reasonable?
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1.85v max safe for 24/7, 85C max load seem reasonable?
yes
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1.85v max safe for 24/7, 85C max load seem reasonable?
Yeah 1.85 won't do a thing to that chip and it can run all day at 80C under load.
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Ooops, sorry about that, I forgot that Thunderbird is one of the older K7's not K8's. As for "the usual overclocking principals" remark, I was trying to say that regardless of CPU core you simply raise voltages and FSB by a given value as you would any other CPU.
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