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As far as I know, anything above 1.5 is not recommended, as 1.5V is the highest that AMD recommends to be put into the processor.
Well AFAIK overclock.net dosent go by recommendations

But 1.5V+ seems safe for the chip aslong as your temps arnt threw the roof.
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As far as I know, anything above 1.5 is not recommended, as 1.5V is the highest that AMD recommends to be put into the processor.
I will say from experience that what amd recommends and what will not kill your chip are two different things. For instance I ran My 5000+ @ 1.6vcore for three years and that chip is still good. Heck I have run my 965 @ 1.54 from day one and have had no ill effects so far.

The main concern is temps. As long as you keep the temps in check (below 60*c) then you are fine.
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Hey guys, I'm new here and I've been reading this thread to learn more about my new MSI mobo. First, I just want to say the mobo is amazing and posted on my first attempt flawlessly.

i do need some help/suggestions though. the stock AMD cooler is too loud and doesn't cool efficiently enough. I've browsed through this thread but still havn't determined the hsf that will work for me. I only plan to do very modest OCing, maybe from 3.0 (normal) up to 3.4 or maybe a little more, but regardless, I need to get something other than the stock cooler.

I need one that is quiet. >30 db ideally. It must, of course, fit an AM3 socket. I want the orientation to be front to back, or east to west, or however it is referred to, because I want the airflow to go with the system, coming in cool from the front and out the back warm to the exhuast.

one problem that makes it so hard to find the perfect hsf is that the RAM slots are very close the the socket.

i am using memory with no heatsinks so if the cpu hsf is above the memory, that should be fine, as long as they don't touch.

any HSF suggestions? Any help appreciated.
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Hey guys, I'm new here and I've been reading this thread to learn more about my new MSI mobo. First, I just want to say the mobo is amazing and posted on my first attempt flawlessly.

i do need some help/suggestions though. the stock AMD cooler is too loud and doesn't cool efficiently enough. I've browsed through this thread but still havn't determined the hsf that will work for me. I only plan to do very modest OCing, maybe from 3.0 (normal) up to 3.4 or maybe a little more, but regardless, I need to get something other than the stock cooler.

I need one that is quiet. >30 db ideally. It must, of course, fit an AM3 socket. I want the orientation to be front to back, or east to west, or however it is referred to, because I want the airflow to go with the system, coming in cool from the front and out the back warm to the exhuast.

one problem that makes it so hard to find the perfect hsf is that the RAM slots are very close the the socket.

i am using memory with no heatsinks so if the cpu hsf is above the memory, that should be fine, as long as they don't touch.

any HSF suggestions? Any help appreciated.
Do you have a budget?

Some Heatsinks you should look at;

Mugen 2 (Huge but a good cooler)
Xigmatek Dark Knight(Good budget cooler)
Prolimatech Megahalems (Best CPU cooler)
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phurtive: If you memory is standard height(please post link to your memory) you should have no problems with a HSF. My pics it may be close but It should work.
I would also look at the HSF's posted by Chucklez
Just a reminder all AM2 coolers will work.
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thanks Chucklez and eclipse.

I'm going with the Megahelm. my memory will fit because mine have no heatsinks at all (Crucial 4x2GB).

any fan suggestions? no budget here. any fan that will keep it very cool but extremely quiet. and do you recommend a push/pull fan setup with the Megalhelm or is the difference too little for the extra noise?
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thanks Chucklez and eclipse.

I'm going with the Megahelm. my memory will fit because mine have no heatsinks at all (Crucial 4x2GB).

any fan suggestions? no budget here. any fan that will keep it very cool but extremely quiet. and do you recommend a push/pull fan setup with the Megalhelm or is the difference too little for the extra noise?
I personally have the push/pull setup on my Megahalems, and I don't really see a difference. I'm using the Ultra Kaze, and although it has really high CFM, it's pretty loud. If you do choose to go Ultra Kaze, then you might want to get the 2000 rpm one, rather than the 3000 rpm one. Makes a world of difference in terms of noise. Another company you might want to look into is Delta. Apparently they make good fans as well, but I don't know how they stand in terms of noise.


On another note, my rig is rock-solid stable at 3.825Ghz, with 1.49 Vcore, 1.35 Cpu-NB, 1.9 for DRAM at 8-8-8-24 from 9-9-9-24, and 1.3 for NB and HT. Unfortunately, nothing I put into my processor can get it to surpass that clock without going over the temp threshold. I think I might have to reseat my cpu cooler. Running at 38/58C with the Megahalems
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Push-pull on Megahalems is more for 25mm thick fans. One good 38mm thick fan is said to be good enough. 38mm fans are generally louder than 25mm fans though, but they should be okay if you undervolt it with a fan controller. Some fans make ticking or whining noises despite being undervolted though.
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General question: there is an 8-pin connector on the motherboard with 4 of the pins blocked off. I initially thought that I didn't need one, so I just plugged in the 4-pin one there. Would plugging the 8-pin in there increase stability?
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*looks for manual*
*downloads manual*
Ok then I would go into the bios > cell menu > Advanced DRAM Config > Change DRAM Timing mode to Both > and then set your memory to it's rated specs. Including voltage back in the cell menu.

Just to be more specific set CL to 7, tRCD to 7, tRP to 7 and tRAS to 20, then leave the rest on auto.
Okay so I did all that and then changed my dram voltage to 1.65, and was going to boot into memtest but i got a "cmos checksum bad" error, should I flash my bios again to make sure its updated correctly? Thanks for your help!
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