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I use OCZ freeze and its the stock fans 2x blademasters. I did cram extra TIM into the creases of the hyper 212+ so maybe it makes a difference to do that.
I think it does make a difference. I tinted the heatsink, which seemed to help. I wish I had done the 2-3 line method, instead of the pea in the middle of the CPU, though. I have heard that has better results.
    
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In my experience, 1.6v is high but dont fear approaching it if your temps are under control. Most likely though if you can't stabilize a high speed at 1.55+ volts then you're gonna need to at least be on some type of liquid cooler. Most AMD chips let you know when they're pushed past their comfort zone.
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post #13 of 20
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I also used the X method on the cpu with a slight bit more in the middle of the X thats seems to work well with this cooler.
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how long do you test for stability on those overclocks?

Isn't it true that the temp sensors bug out when unlocking cores?
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On that chip with good air cooling, yes.
With that motherboard, no, not at all (unless you are running x2 only)

Prepare for an interestingly smoky fireshow if you do intend to push 1.5V with 4 cores... for 4+1 board unheatsinked and 125W processor, stay below 1.475V. [Phenom II x2 unlocked counts as 125W TDP & above]. However, on an MSI 4+1 board with 125W processor, do not overclock at all. Ever. Despite any heatsinks or chip capability. Reduce to stock. Underclock and/or undervolt to be even more safe.
post #16 of 20
I would think Air cooling and 1.5v no. Not a good mix.
Consider a loop if your going that high.
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post #17 of 20
I keep it at or below 1.5 since my heat output increces crazy fast after that and Wrath is a silent beast (it is silent at idle, in most stuff fans don't break 1000 rpm)
Install Prime 95, run the stress test, report back with temps.
 
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post #18 of 20
1.5volts is fine. on one of my chips i have it at 1.51volts, running 22-24C at light use and 33C priming, sitting under a hyper 212+ in push and pull config. I would stay away from 1.55volts but 1.50 volts is nothing to be afraid of, especially if your temps are cold.

i just noticed you have an MSI board. ok forget what i said lol.
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The temps are fine and no i do not run the chip as a quad core I know about the firework shows that happen on msi 4+1 boards so i keep it to a dual core...here is a small stability test i did to show the temps after 5mins...after 5mins the temps really dont rise anymore than after 8hrs for my chip.
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post #20 of 20
I have my CPU with 1.5V+ and the whole thing is air cooled and my CPU hits 55'c under heavy load which is higher then i want but i have gone for quantity over quality at the moment, i will be investing some money into a Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 soon to bring that down.
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