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Hello everyone! I came home from work today to see my shiny new Mugen 2 rev B waiting in my mailbox. Installed it and began to overclock for the first time (955 C3). Just for kicks I put it at 1.5 vcore and 20 multi to put it at 4.0ghz to see if it would be stable and what temps would be like.

Results are great so far, CPU is at 45* after ~30 min of prime blend test, cores are all at 50-51*.

I plan on messing around with the NB and such tomorrow, but should I try pushing higher to 1.55vcore given current temps and see how far I can take it? Or is 4.0 enough to not notice much difference?

Also, is it safe to just have prime blend running overnight? Although temps seem to have stabilized I don't want to wake up to a melted cpu....
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post #2 of 17
Go further. You should adjust CPU-NB first since it will add heat to the cores and socket.

Yes, it's safe to run Prime95 overnight as long as your temps are okay.
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no reason not to go further
    
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Man I wish mine were that way. I would definitely go farther if your temps are that low at those voltages. I'm actually interested to see how far you can get it on air. Might get me to try some different things out.
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post #6 of 17
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I know the cpu temp is safe up to 55* or so for 24/7 use, but what about cpu core temp? Should I just disregard it or is there a limit to that as well?

Edit: Also, what is a good NB setting to start out with? 2600 or so?
Edited by CRosko42 - 12/21/10 at 9:38pm
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post #7 of 17
CPU temp is socket temp measured by the motherboard. I don't pay too much attention to socket temp because it's always lower than Core temp while stressing. But you should get an idea of what your socket temp will be. As far as a maximum socket temp, I have no idea.
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post #8 of 17
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Ok so I upped the nb voltage a couple notches and put it at 2600, put vcore at a hair under 1.55, and set my speed at 4.2. Going to run prime now, will report results in a bit with some temps and updates.


Edit: Ok so prime failed under 10 seconds in, reset nb settings and will try just the jump to 4.2 for now...
Edited by CRosko42 - 12/21/10 at 9:46pm
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post #9 of 17
Make sure to crank up the northbridge to at least 2600. Phenom's love it!
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Ok wow.... sitting at 51-53* C and not moving any higher with 1.55 vcore at 4.2Ghz, no errors yet after ~10min of prime blend. I know I need to run for a long time to ensure its stable, but if these temps hold and it is thats awesome.
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