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What should I have my V core at when Im at 2.6GHZ?
My default is 1.4 and I have it at 1.6. Do you think that's safe? Too high or too low?

Also, what is the max my CPU can handle?
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1.6 should be ok so long as you keep your full load temps below 50c ... many allow a few degrees above 50c though.
    
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My full load is 45, baby.
Also, is this a good PSU?

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...3338&CatId=106
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post #4 of 11
1.6v is prob. the highest you would go on Air...

As for how far the CPU can OC.. some do very well but the only way to tesll for your system is to test each component - MB, CPU, Mem and find their Max and work them together. And from there start tweaking upwards.

Look through the FAQ - Find the Max ... - link is in my sig below
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post #5 of 11
If it is doing the job and your system is stable ... sure, but, the load may effect it down the road.
The recommended PS should have 24a minimum on the 12+v rail for a stable system, so if you do get odd things start happening and the voltages vary over 5%, consider a better PS and don't go by the "watt" rating alone. Whether a single rail or multiple rails... the total 12v+ amperage is a good indicator
    
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1.6v is prob. the highest you would go on Air...

As for how far the CPU can OC.. some do very well but the only way to tesll for your system is to test each component - MB, CPU, Mem and find their Max and work them together. And from there start tweaking upwards.

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hah, i run 1.65vcore w/ no problem @ 45c max load
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Originally Posted by Commander Kool
What should I have my V core at when Im at 2.6GHZ?
My default is 1.4 and I have it at 1.6. Do you think that's safe? Too high or too low?

Also, what is the max my CPU can handle?
I have seen those semprons at 2.75ghz, No higher than 1.65, max temps 50c. loaded.
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Was it a 3100?
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I run my San Diego at 1.65V. Load temps. are 42*C max after 13 hours in Prime95. I once went as high as 2.0V but got scared and chickened out.
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