Originally Posted by st0ner
yes....and volts cause heat....which most of you have been monitoring incorrectly....ive been watching this thread since around page 10 of the original x3 720 thread...and my first post and already hostility...
Edit: not to mention that i put this system together in January...just offering what may be saving advice to prevent people from wondering why their chips died...or why their system just restarts sometimes instead of BSOD...thats called thermal envelope protection built into the cpu...im not dissing on anyone's knowlege here just trying to poke discussion at the possibility that we all have been somewhat wrong. I used to monitor coretemp too....but like i said 17c idle and 38c load @ 1.45vcore seems unreal...as it seemingly is....that was at about 70c ambient
3800 posts, 113 members and i have NEVER seen a chip die.
I personally have nothing wrong with running 1.65v 24/7 if the clocks rise as voltage but i cant get any higher because something other than my cpu is restricting the overclock.
Originally Posted by Brutuz
After doing a few tests it seems it won't boot ONLY because my motherboard somehow fooled it into thinking its a quad and as mine had a defective core... Well, yeah.
When I boot, it's exactly the same as when I tried to boot with ACC on, (No POST, no CPU fan spin up, etc) so I think it seems to be the problem.
Coretemp is the best tool i have for monitoring temps. If something is inaccurate at measuring coretemps is the thermal probes themselves, they can be up to 7'c off.
I wonder if i bought a H50 and used it with a ultra kaze 3k or something, would i get better temps?Edited by Willhemmens - 8/11/09 at 1:31pm