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with temps like that you can try 1.6, maybe it will atleast boot. You might need better cooling to run at that though. I know those chips can handle 1.6 with enough cooling.
I can test 1.6 vcore tomorrow!

What cooling is better than a TT BT for that thing?
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I can test 1.6 vcore tomorrow!

What cooling is better than a TT BT for that thing?
If the Big Typhoon hasn't been lapped yet, lapping it will most likely improve its performance. Adding a more powerful fan should also improve the cooling.

Also, use the Search function here for an outstanding how-to thread on enhancing a Big Typhoon's performance. The material is top-notch.

In truth, whatever differences there are in the top tier of coolers (most will tell you the Big Typhoon belongs there) are incremental and are highly dependent on other factors as well (ambient temperatures, case airflow, etc.). A difference of maybe 1-2 degrees C isn't all that significant, in my opinion. An improvement of, say, 5-10 degrees C, though, is quite good.

Good luck! And hope this helps.
    
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read out with Core temp 0.94, core temp 94 is NOT accurate. It under states by around 15c.. Get the new one, .95. That is a good overclock, but no offense, why would he get an opteron? Your cpu at stock would come very close to beating it, if not beating it. Do some sandra benches vs each other, that would be interesting to see
    
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Wow! Over 3ghz and you still want to push it further. You risk wiping out the CPU if you're not careful.

I'd be super happy with 3ghz stable.
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you are lucky to get 3.0ghz and higher !!! be happy with it
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Yes, just because those chips have higher multipliers doesn't mean they will go alot further than the chips with the lower multipliers. It's just that you can get the same clocks with a lower FSB, which I suppose is neccessary for the board he has, they top out at about 250 from my experience. Even the AM2 3.0ghz chips will not OC very far.
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Yes, just because those chips have higher multipliers doesn't mean they will go alot further than the chips with the lower multipliers. It's just that you can get the same clocks with a lower FSB, which I suppose is neccessary for the board he has, they top out at about 250 from my experience. Even the AM2 3.0ghz chips will not OC very far.
Actually I've seen those go to 3.4GHz stable many times, so I don't know what you're talking about.
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Sorry, are you referring to the AM2 chips? If so I simply meant that they would not get very far, and .4 ghz to me does not seem very far, but I suppose opinions are different.

If you meant the 185, then I can't say I've seen many at that speed. I'm sure there probably are, but I was commenting more on the fact that it would not neccessarily get as far as perhaps he was expecting, based on the fact it has a higher mulitplier - which I don't really think was relavant thinking about it, I thought I read something somewhere. I have seen a majority of the 185's at 3.0ghz, so it would seem more likely to me he has a worse stepping maybe than the people that reached 3.4.

Also if this helps, I took a few Vcore measurements with that board when I had it, and 1.5v Vcore was 1.55v on the voltmeter. However if he is using 1.4 + 0.1v, then it was 1.5v. I did post a list in a thread somewhere but I cannot find it at the moment. (Looks like it may have been deleted.)
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up the voltage dummy
    
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