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ok, im getting opty 170 and I plan on OC'ing to atleast 2.6 GHZ.

my first question is...

1) if I run the stress test "Prime95" I believe and it says its stable at 2.6GHZ with good temps... will it ALWAYS be stable? what im asking is I always keep my PC on 24/7 but with a OC'ed PC should I turn it off at night? or wont it matter?

2) The opty 170 is DUAL CORE... Can you OC just 1 core? or must both cores be at 2.6GHZ?
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post #2 of 9
I know the answer to the first queston, If you are able to run prime95 for 18 to 24 hours without ANY problems then yes you computer is 100% stable and you can leave it on at all times if you want, I dont have to turn it off at night.

Sorry, but i have no experience in overclocking Dual Core cpu, but maybe someone else will be able to help you
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You cannot overclock one core at a time since they both run on the same FSB, sorry. But you can distribute programs between cores so that will do somthings for you maybe.
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Originally Posted by xsabrewulf
ok, im getting opty 170 and I plan on OC'ing to atleast 2.6 GHZ.

my first question is...

1) if I run the stress test "Prime95" I believe and it says its stable at 2.6GHZ with good temps... will it ALWAYS be stable? what im asking is I always keep my PC on 24/7 but with a OC'ed PC should I turn it off at night? or wont it matter?

2) The opty 170 is DUAL CORE... Can you OC just 1 core? or must both cores be at 2.6GHZ?
It should always be stable. There is common wear and tear on components though. So, if you are stable once you are overclocked then experience some instability down the road, you can probably assume one of your components is about to kick the bucket on you.
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post #5 of 9
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oh, well I see people saying they OC'ed their dual cores to like 2.6ghz

I was just wondering if it was 2.6 ghz on both cores.

so thats good, no extra work then
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post #6 of 9
Basically, there is no chip out there that gaurantees 2.6 ghz, unless it comes factory specs at 2.6 ghz.

If your overclock is stable, you can leave it on 24/7. I do that, my computer is running 2.5 from the stock 1.8 and I basically leave it on 24/7, of course I do have slightly upgraded cooling, and great air flow to make sure my computer's temperatures are always under 40 degrees C under any conditions. If your computer can get a good overclock, on low volts, with good temps, and it passes 20 hours of prime, consider it completely stable, and treat it just like you'd treat any other PC. Just remember when your overclocking do not skimp on anything, especially the power supply, motherboard and ram, but seeing from your build that should not be a problem.


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post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by r3tard
Basically, there is no chip out there that gaurantees 2.6 ghz, unless it comes factory specs at 2.6 ghz.

If your overclock is stable, you can leave it on 24/7. I do that, my computer is running 2.5 from the stock 1.8 and I basically leave it on 24/7, of course I do have slightly upgraded cooling, and great air flow to make sure my computer's temperatures are always under 40 degrees C under any conditions. If your computer can get a good overclock, on low volts, with good temps, and it passes 20 hours of prime, consider it completely stable, and treat it just like you'd treat any other PC. Just remember when your overclocking do not skimp on anything, especially the power supply, motherboard and ram, but seeing from your build that should not be a problem.


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I updated my PC Specs...


I just HOPE i get a good 170 Steppings.
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Best of luck to you. With a dual core you can fold and other stuff at the same time
    
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