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MAX voltage for Opty 165???

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I want to try and hit 3Ghz but before I start I was wondering what the MAX voltage is I can safely put through this thing. Please let me know ASAP as I'm at home and bored and want to give it a shot!!!

Edit: What is the max safe temps also?
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I haven't really messed with opterons, but 1.5v is always a safe place to stop.
As far as temps, no more than 70C...?

(shot in the dark)
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Well with my AMD rig I limited my self to 1.5v, that was with a Zalman 9500. If your temps are fine then you could go with 1.525v absolute max.
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Thanks for the fast responses!! Rep+ to both! Do I need to up the chipset voltage while I do this? I have it at stock right now.
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Probably, have you tried finding your HTT max OC?
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Originally Posted by crashovride02 View Post
Thanks for the fast responses!! Rep+ to both! Do I need to up the chipset voltage while I do this? I have it at stock right now.
Well most likely as you get into the higher FSB's you'll need to increase your chipset voltage and maybe even your RAM voltage slightly. I would also recommend setting your PCI-E bus speed to 105mhz as well.
post #7 of 10
I think the limit for air is ~1.5-1.55v. As far as temps go, it's probably good to stay in the low 50's, and definately stay under 65C

GL ocing, that's the good stepping isn't it?
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I think the limit for air is ~1.5-1.55v. As far as temps go, it's probably good to stay in the low 50's, and definately stay under 65C

GL ocing, that's the good stepping isn't it?
Actually I do believe thermal spec is anywhere between 65-72*C (depends on month it was made). So up to 65*C your in the considered "safe" zone. My 939 X2's thermal spec was 65 as well....however she's seen as high as 85*C + or - 3 degrees....under full load for 25 hours. Its all on what you consider safe. The recommended safe voltage is 1.50v and below on air, and 65*C or below on the hotter core.
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i know some people here run over 1.56 but there on water
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Actually I do believe thermal spec is anywhere between 65-72*C (depends on month it was made). So up to 65*C your in the considered "safe" zone. My 939 X2's thermal spec was 65 as well....however she's seen as high as 85*C + or - 3 degrees....under full load for 25 hours. Its all on what you consider safe. The recommended safe voltage is 1.50v and below on air, and 65*C or below on the hotter core.
My bad, 65 must be the max for the 65nm chips. Either way it'd make me nervous to go above 65C (I like to stay below 55C actually). You probably won't damage your chip quickly, but if you leave it near the recommended max for a long period of time you can start to lose stability. =/
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