Originally Posted by hexcode99
In this case, mine is unlocked into a quad.
So just make sure it stays on 60c?
My BIOS is set to shutdown system at 60c anyway.
But I really have no way to see active CPU temp when in Windows as CPU shows -256c.
Also, my Core VID is 1.325v and CPU Over Voltage is +0.137v
That adds up 1.462v, but in BIOS it says total volts on is CPU 1.440v.
Which is the correct voltage I am using? This is for 3.4Ghz.
For 3.5Ghz I need 1.488v.
But if the totals are wrong that would be mean I might be using over 1.500v.
When I thought I was only using 1.488v
if you unlocked the fourth core of your cpu, the temp sensors of the chip cannot read the core temp anymore (i dont know why), but you can still see the cpu temp, which is read by your motherboard sensor. download HWMonitor or something similar and you will see.
and yes, just try to stay under 60C, i ran my chip at 4x 3.5Ghz @ 1.45vcore and on hot days, my cpu temp was 70 C while stress testing with my old AC Freezer 64 Pro. this chip does not die instantly at 62C but i never felt comfortable with that high temps...
1.325 is stock voltage i think and you add +0.137 to get 3.5ghz stable, so you should be at what you said, but u will never have exact the voltage you set in the bios. cpuz reads vcore very exactly i think. as long your real voltage is lower than the vcore you set in the BIOS and youre stable, i wouldnt worry about that.
my real voltage is everytime up to 0.05v higher than i set in the bios and it sometimes hit 1.5v when i only have set 1.45v.
I just recommend you not to use any vcore above 1.5v in the Bios for 24/7 usage. even if your temps are right, the higher voltage shortens the life of your chip. but thats something you have to find out/decide for yourself.