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post #11 of 17
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OK Cool 'n Quiet disabled. 10% auto overclock. Running at 3.5 GHz.

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post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by myEZweb_net View Post
OK Cool 'n Quiet disabled. 10% auto overclock. Running at 3.5 GHz.

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Nice hope all goes well
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post #13 of 17
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15% on auto overclock - running stable at ~3.7 GHz. Idle temp 38C. Max temp under Prime95 load 59C.

I got a few questions:

What is the max "safe" temperature for AMD 555 BE chip?

I hear manufacturer recomendation is max of 62. But what is your experience?

Should I monkey with voltage to try to reduce the max (loaded) temps?
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post #14 of 17
Looks okay, but definitely do not ever use auto overclock. More likely than not it 1. screws things up 2. use more voltage than needed/not as optimal
Manufacturer recommends 62 max; optimally you should be below 55 for stability, though this is not entirely necessary.
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Looks okay, but definitely do not ever use auto overclock. More likely than not it 1. screws things up 2. use more voltage than needed/not as optimal
Manufacturer recommends 62 max; optimally you should be below 55 for stability, though this is not entirely necessary.
Since I am new to overclocking I found it very easy to use the auto-overclock feature. It allows you to increment overclocking in small steps and gives you a chance to review all details of the setting "package". I just haven't found a good, detailed, noob tutorial that explains how to overclock!

You're probly right about too much voltage. Righ now I am at 1.4V and that can probly be lowered BUT I am not sure how much (kind of hate to push it till it is unstable).

Also, wodering how much benefit in reality will I see if I go to 4 GHz? For gaming, web development and regular browsing/office I don't think there will be a real difference. Yes? No?

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SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 500GB SATA 3.0Gb/s LG DVD±RW SuperMulti Drive Black SATA Windows 7 Samsung 23" 
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post #16 of 17
Regular browsing/office, you won't see too much of a performance increase. Web development, I fail to see a noticeable difference as well.

Gaming, on some of the more cpu-intensive games, perhaps, but going from 3.7 to 4 won't make a HUGE difference. If you want maybe those extra 1 or 2 fps, then go for it, but you probably won't get it going on the stock cooler.

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post #17 of 17
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Pure gold. Thanks for the link.
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AMD 555 X2 BE --------- unlocked to X4 oc. 3.7 GHz ASRock 870 EXTREME3 ATX PowerColor HD6850 Kingston HyperX Blu 4GB 1600 DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 500GB SATA 3.0Gb/s LG DVD±RW SuperMulti Drive Black SATA Windows 7 Samsung 23" 
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OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Thermaltake V6 BlackX Edition 
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