Originally Posted by gsk3rd
VDD voltage in auto for the win. I played around with it and auto had the best results.
Drin: Just out of curosity what are you buying or doing that can get you above 4.0ghz?
I am hoping the thermal paste has finally set in today so I can OC tonight.
Well, technically I might not have to even buy anything new to hit 4.0ghz, I never went above 1.56v and my temps still had headroom. However I just killed off my fans before I could test anymore, and so I couldn't keep my system properly cooled. Was going to replace them with some Ultrakazes @ 133CFM, whereas I was using a slipstream on my noctua. Also planning to lap the cpu, the heatsink, replace the stock NB cooler on my mb.
However, considering the ASUS M3A32-MVP now has a new bios, maybe I won't even need all of that
. Of course it could turn out to be worse, but I thought asus was going to give up on the board, glad they proved me wrong. Can't wait to try it out!
Originally Posted by XenoMopH
Will be curious about that...as when my temps can pass 53 no seat, even hit 58 load when on 3.9GHz
Well it's not a hard limit, sorry if I was not clear. My cpu can obviously pass 52-53 degrees without crashing, however the point of my theory was that for the voltages I was supplying to my chip, going above 52 degrees seemed to cause instability when under stress testing. If that theory holds true, I assume that if I pump the vcore up a bit more it won't matter if I exceed 52 degrees @ 3.9ghz, as the stability that comes with more voltage would outweigh the potential increase in temperatures. That is unless of course I still need more voltage to be stable at that frequency, for that given temperature.
Ugh I meant to be stable for that given temperature, not clock speed. I'm so tired i'm even contradicting myself, and making little to no sense! And Xenomoph that is good to hear, I might even try to replicate the particular settings you used to hit 3.9ghz, and see what my temps are like. However, given the nature of overclocking and our different components, I probably wont even be stable at all if I try the ones that work for your setup in mine.Edited by Drin - 2/10/09 at 4:14pm