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ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO + Athlon X3 450

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Hello

This is my first post and something I am hoping I'll get some kind of expert opinion on.

Using the hardware over-clocking switch on the Mobo the processor increases from 3.2ghz to 3.7ghz but the Mobo ramps the voltage to 1.5v.

I'd have thought this was a: extreme and b: unnecessary. I've turned it off so I can use the 4th core, with both switched on I get BSODs.

But in other articles I've seen online you get get close to 3.7ghz at stock voltage so I was fairly concerned to see 1.5v being pumped into my processor with stock cooling.

What do you think?

Cheers

Phil
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post #2 of 5
Well my 435 needs 1.55+ to get 3.7ghz, high leakage. Every chip is different, some need less voltage some need more..
It sounds like your 4th core isn't great, maybe try slowly increasing the fsb with the 4th unlocked to see how high you can get it. I think the extra core is worth the price of a bit of speed.
post #3 of 5
Never use the auto overclocking feature
You could've probably done that with less voltage, honestly. Auto overclocking will always put more than you really need.
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I've got it running 4 cores at 3.5ghz with 1.37volts at the moment with no apparent problems. My new Heatsink should be arriving in the next couple of days at which point I'll do more work with it to see exactly what I can do with it.
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I have this Mobo and i am impressed with it. The O.C tools in it do run little hot for what they are. Like said before...each chip is different, with a better cooler on it I wouldnt hesitate to run it at 1.5V

What cooler are you getting?
 
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