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So I just got a 3700 + SD core cpu for xmas and was wondering what you guys thought was the maximum day to day voltage for this chip? Right now I'm on stock cooling but I.m gonna gety something better in a few days. I'd like to find what I can run this chip at for an everyday OC for my games and stuff but I don't want to fry it. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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its all about temps more than voltage...until you get past 1.7v........
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I wouldn't touch the voltage untill you have overclocked as far as you can go at the stock Vcore. Then I would slowley move it up. But remember, more voltage causes tempetures to rise, not more megahertz.
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Originally Posted by Chipp
I wouldn't touch the voltage untill you have overclocked as far as you can go at the stock Vcore. Then I would slowley move it up. But remember, more voltage causes tempetures to rise, not more megahertz.
voltage just improves the signal. if you're unstable when you're overclocked, its because you're not getting enough juice, so to improve your quality, jack the voltage up. jacking voltage up = improved signals through the proc = more heat = more MHz
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voltage just improves the signal. if you're unstable when you're overclocked, its because you're not getting enough juice, so to improve your quality, jack the voltage up. jacking voltage up = improved signals through the proc = more heat = more MHz
Correct, but more voltage dosn't always mean more mhz. At a certain point, the system won't overclock any higher, regardless of wether or not you feed it more voltage.

In my case, I am overclocked from 166x12.5 to 190x12.5, all on the stock voltage. My memory is holding me back, so no matter how much more voltage I gave to the CPU, Windows still won't boot at any FSB over 190.
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Quote:
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Correct, but more voltage dosn't always mean more mhz. At a certain point, the system won't overclock any higher, regardless of wether or not you feed it more voltage.

In my case, I am overclocked from 166x12.5 to 190x12.5, all on the stock voltage. My memory is holding me back, so no matter how much more voltage I gave to the CPU, Windows still won't boot at any FSB over 190.
and you are correct to, but my proc is my limiting factor. no matter how much more voltage i give to it after 1.65v, i can't increase my clock anymore, just unstable.......

so ya, both of us are right there's a certain point where you just can't do anything more, then you've figured out your max overclock that you can possibly do.
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Bingo.

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I have noticed that newer SD cores may need more voltage to get anywhere. Crash and I run about ~1.7, but never too much over .7 on air.
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K thanks all right now I can get to about 2.6 ish on 1.4 volts, with 166 mem. divider. Seems like it starts to take alot more after that cuz 2.7 won't run prime even with 1.55 volts.
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I have mine at 1.67V. Max. speed I can obtain in 2.88GHz
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