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I am not doing full runs of my benchmarking software suite, but just quick and dirty runs.

Here is 3DMark06:



Here is 3DMark Vantage (almost faster than my 06!):



Lastly, SuperPi Mod 1.5:


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My concern was more for the RAM. Prior to me loosening the tRD to 8 (and updating to F3), even DDR3-1601 could not be stable irrelevant of voltage. The review I found suggesting a tRD of 8 and F3 (specifically said it is to fix memory speeds) seem to have gotten rid of that limitation.

F@H had no problems at 4 GHz so far, have folded four work units, I just loaded up double-prime for the fun.
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, I believe that he's getting errors associated with the memory.
I knew it.

It took me 3 days of solid overclocking with my 720 and the memory to get good timings, speed and stability.
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Slight sidebar, but once I stopped using my laptop and left SMP running unmolested (so it gets all my cycles and RAM instead of most), the temperatures really soared. The laptop hit 89º C over night. Only 10º C more (at my altitude) to boil water!
     
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The laptop hit 89º C over night!
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Finally got around to reading this lol. Nice build dude. I thought that chip would do at least 4.2 easy on air though. May have to re-think getting one.
    
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Finally got around to reading this lol. Nice build dude. I thought that chip would do at least 4.2 easy on air though. May have to re-think getting one.
Blitz is being much more conservative than most in his overclocking.

IE: not going than 100mv over spec.
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Hey Tator, I will have you know you convinced me to give it 1.45 V (1.444 V in Windows) as that is the maximum voltage spec for Turbo. It is only 25 mV over my usual self-imposed limit (100 mV over the VID) but because of that Turbo, I guess I am technically still within spec? If you go by that logic, I would be able to justify 1.550 V, I suppose, even though I hear more than 1.475 V on air starts to become dangerous. The other thing that keeps me slower than most is my obsession with stability; I am far more militant in my stability testing than most I talk with on a regular basis.

I am going to try pushing the chip a little more, as if I can get just 80 MHz more out of it, it will be overclocked further than my Toledo. Pioneerisloud keeps prodding me, he things I have a 4.5 GHz chip on my hands, maybe I will try that later. Just to double-check, the 62º C thermal spec by AMD refers to the CPU temp, and not the Core temp correct? If so, I have a good 12º C headroom. If not, I have only about 4º C.

Even without that headcracker, I have to say that I enjoy the Thuban over my Deneb, even when clocked identically, because of those two extra cores. Where if I were opening my usual gamut of Firefox tabs (about 400), Folding@Home would experience a slowdown. Now that I have the two extra cores, I can go to work no problem. Furthermore, I can now run 2 GPU, 2 CPU, and still have cycles leftover whereas with the Deneb, 2 GPU and 1 CPU would make the computer start edging on unusable.
     
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I haven't seen any chips need more than 1.475

And up to 1.55v is safe no matter the cooling; as long as you keep within the thermal limit of 62*C

Which is for the cores btw.

The IHS has no thermal-limit.
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It's pretty amazing how much voltage these chips can take while still running cool.
My summer holidays just started this week and I finally had some time for real proper overclocking, I ended up at 3500MHz with 1.520V and my IHS temp is barely hitting the 60s (core temps have shown to be 10-15 degrees lower as an X3), and this is with a $35 cooler.

I'd be very cautious too if I were playing with a high-end chip like the 1090T, though. Next up for me is going to be mem tweaking, it's kinda funny how this is probably the most tedious part of overclocking while at the same only granting a minimal performance increase.
 
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