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Overclocking Athlon II X2 220

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My brother has a store bought Asus PC which I decided to tinker with to see if I can get a little more horse power out of it. He has an Athlon II X2 220 which I really can't find alot of info on. So my question is whats the max temps and voltage on this thing?
Edited by Joe Schmoe - 1/17/11 at 10:03am
post #2 of 14
The max voltage for the chip is around 1.5v on air. Since you are on stock cooling you won't even get close to that before you hit your max temp.

This is the specs for the 215, but I'm sure they are the same as the 220 except for the clock speed.
http://products.amd.com/en-us/Deskto...f11=False&f12=

So according to AMD, your chip should not go over 74C.
post #3 of 14
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+1 rep to you my friend for the fast and useful info. If what you say is true then I'm doing pretty good on my front. I've got this thing up to 3.7 ghz on 1.488 v. Stress testing now and so far looks good although my temps seem kinda too low and somewhat unbelievable on stock cooling. I'm at 46C max from what I've seen. Kinda weird.
post #4 of 14
What program are you using to monitor temps?
post #5 of 14
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Core temp 0.99.8. I wanted to use real temp but it doesn't recognize my bro's CPU. Is Core Temp a good program for monitoring temps?
Edited by Joe Schmoe - 1/17/11 at 12:10pm
post #6 of 14
Typically, a system will have two "CPU" temps. One is a sensor on the motherboard socket, the other is the sensor(s) built into the CPU.

Some temp monitoring programs will only show one of these sensors, and if that sensor is faulty then you will have no way of knowing.

I like using the program HWMonitor.
http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html

It shows all sensors in your system. If there is a large delta between the CPU and mobo sensors then just assume that the higher temp is correct.
post #7 of 14
The store bought pc probably didn't come with a mb that has "acc"....some 220's are x4 Deneb's. It would have a CACAC AC stepping code on the IHS if it were....

http://www.cpu-world.com/step_codes/C/CACAC%20AC.html
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Originally Posted by TEntel View Post
Typically, a system will have two "CPU" temps. One is a sensor on the motherboard socket, the other is the sensor(s) built into the CPU.

Some temp monitoring programs will only show one of these sensors, and if that sensor is faulty then you will have no way of knowing.

I like using the program HWMonitor.
http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html

It shows all sensors in your system. If there is a large delta between the CPU and mobo sensors then just assume that the higher temp is correct.
I took your advice and used HWmonitor and it definitely showed higher temps but still within reason. I peaked at 61c which is awesome considering I OC'ed the CPU to 3.7 ghz. And best of all its stable on prime95 for 4 hours. Good enough for me.

All on crappy stock fans BTW.

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The store bought pc probably didn't come with a mb that has "acc"....some 220's are x4 Deneb's. It would have a CACAC AC stepping code on the IHS if it were....

http://www.cpu-world.com/step_codes/C/CACAC%20AC.html
Actually I have options enabled that were not available on this model PC until I flashed the motherboard with the retail version of its bios allowing for a number of different features including all the OC goodies. If I can unlock extra cores let me know how because I don't know what a stepping code is or what to look for.
Edited by Joe Schmoe - 1/17/11 at 8:18pm
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What mb is it?

stepping code is on the top of the cpu itself.
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post #10 of 14
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The board is an Asus M4A78LT-M. What would I do with a stepping code?
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