Thanks bro! It was your post that tipped me off. Not sure why I thought it was in another thread though.
Im keeping an eye on it with CPU-Z's Hardware Monitor but I dont think there will be a problem. Gaming is the heaviest thing I do with this rig so if it maxes at only 34 after hours of Prime95, 1 extra core and 1 extra tick of voltage shouldnt be a problem. Im still under 1.5 Vcore so I think Ill be ok.
Im really surprised I kept this overclock to be honest. I had a lot of trouble hitting 3.5 with my old Athlon II X3 and finally gave up and settled on 3.4 while everybody else was up around 3.7. I figured this ASRock just wasnt up to the task. I think ACC might be doing the extra work for me. Since I was able to get 4.0 stable with it disabled using dual cores, the extra help it gives is just enough to keep it stable with a third core along with the slight bump in voltage.
And I think utilizing the FSB as much as possible and not relying strictly on the multiplier might be giving me a little extra head room as well as does my 800 speed RAM.
I tried different HT link settings but found "Auto" to work best.
I just like the "X3 755" thing for some reason.
Not sure why it only shows up like that in Core Temp.
Just played Borderlands for over an hour and my CPU temp was showing 39C so I figure the actual core temp would be around 29C. Thats about what I thought. Granted Borderlands isnt a very CPU intensive game but it still should be a good measure.Edited by MacLeod - 9/10/10 at 9:22pm