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Hey guys i just finished my rig with the hyper 212+ in push/pull and the phenom2 555...now is the safe voltage for air cooling 1.55v or am i wrong.

Here is where the magic is...the 212 has ocz freeze on it, when i fired up the rig i did a 4ghz overclock with 200x20 at stock volts now i did not do a full prime stablity test but i did run the windows 7 performance test...i know its not doing anything heavy to the chip...but the maximum temp i got was 24c...when i went for 4.4ghz i have to go to the safe air volt limit 1.55 and the max temp was 29c...is that normal for that chip/cooler setup...its in a cooler master 690 case. I will do some more tests to ensure that i am stable

Don't flame me I know that was not a good test i will run more tests over tonight and then report back.
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post #2 of 34
What are you ambient temps? The x2's run pretty cool so I wouldn't be very surprised plus AMD seem to be shipping some very nice chips of late. I just got mine an it does 4.3 @ 1.45v stable an runs cool.
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post #3 of 34
I think your mis-readin something some where..

4.0 GHZ on stock voltages with only a hyper 212?
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What program are you using to monitor the chip? Is every core the same exact temp, or are those #s the average temps?
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post #5 of 34
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Originally Posted by StuffStuff1 View Post
I think your mis-readin something some where..

4.0 GHZ on stock voltages with only a hyper 212?
lower volts = lower temps. I can get from 3.5 - 3.75 om my p970 while being down-vloted from stock.... If I disable 2 cores on my p970 I can reach 4.5ghz on the stock cooler.
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Quote:
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I think your mis-readin something some where..

4.0 GHZ on stock voltages with only a hyper 212?
Mine is rock solid @ 1.36v which is just one notch up from stock. Also when I was testing the OC I was using a darknight cooler so it is very possible.
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Quote:
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Mine is rock solid @ 1.36v which is just one notch up from stock. Also when I was testing the OC I was using a darknight cooler so it is very possible.
Could it be because the 555 is a c3 chip?

My c2 550 wouldnt be able to do that. And i got a Mugen II with two huge 110+ CFm fans.
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No not all C3's will do that but it will do it easier then a C2. I have noticed quite a few rather good clocking AMD chips of late with very low volts. For example I had an early C3 965 for a while and it took 1.475v to get 4ghz stable an it ran hot this new chip I can get 4.3 stable with lower volts then that.
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I'm on the system now guys...was on my netbook before...i used HW Monitor Pro for the temp reading...ambient temp is 20c temp in the case is around 28c according to a temp sensor from my nzxt sentry LX...I'm gona run prime now and see where i stand...officially...and yes it is the C3 80watt version of the chip
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H212+&PhIIX2=Super temps.
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