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So, yesterday I got my Phenom II X6 (I won't go into detail, but it's the system in my sig). I overclocked it to 4GHZ (using multiplier, in bios). At FULL LOAD (prime95, large FFTs) on ALL SIX CORES (turbo core, and cool n quiet disabled), it's only reaching 32.5c at an average. How is this possible? I know it's not a sensor problem, I managed to get my finger in there and feel the edge of the chip and it's not hot....so....is this just a really overclock-able chip? Cause as you can see by my machine, this is on AIR.

AMD overdrive, MSI afterburner and Coretemp all say the same thing. I had prime95 running for like 3 hours, and it never got much past 32.5c....so...am I dreaming? My cpu-z validation is below.

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They are quite awesome chips! My X3 720 doesnt go past 38C and it tends to run hotter then yours!
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Also, it says rejected by CPU-z....how do I validate it??? im new to cpu-z lol
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Don't know if this is true or not but someone posted to just keep trying it and eventually it will get accepted.
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Yea update CPU-z and just keep submitting i think CPU-z had issues with the new X6
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post #6 of 15
Sensor error. Add about 10c to get the actual temp.
Is that OC stable? Thats a crazy low voltage, do you know what batch it is?
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You're on 1.36v (stock voltage) and wondering why temps aren't high? Haha. Yeah, pump 1.55v into that sucker and you'll be singing a different song. Of course the chip is going to run cool on stock volts.
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post #8 of 15
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It's not a sensor error....I can confirm the chip is cool to the touch. Probes and external thermometers don't lie.

And to answer your question, I ran prime95 for 6 hours. All night last night, and not only did it not get past 34 degrees, but it was perfectly stable.
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thats pretty good if its true. these CM HF cases do have good airflow.

i got my x6 to 4 GHz as well but my temps are at 52 degrees on load and my vcore is at 1.45V
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thats pretty good if its true. these CM HF cases do have good airflow.

i got my x6 to 4 GHz as well but my temps are at 52 degrees on load and my vcore is at 1.45V
My vCore is set to 1.38. I upped it a bit for the sake of science....now, time to go watch me some mythbusters and prime95 it some more in the process.
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