Originally Posted by Spanky12
OK sorry I see what ur saying I think op is talking about CPU nb correct? But u were just saying that I can go by pretty much the CPU temp? Sorry its to erlie my brain is still in bed lol
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Yes, using your CPU temp itself is close enough to get an idea of how much stress you're putting on the system. The CPU/NB setting affects it directly and temps if you increase the voltage to that setting will cause the CPU itself to run warmer. It is possible like anything else to use too much CPU/NB voltage and actually kill the CPU.
On air, about 1.40V is about as high as I'd take it based on how the chip behaves, maybe it can take a little more if it is a cool running chip and no more than 1.50v on water to be sure things don't get fried.
You should be OK where you're at now based on MHz speed with your CPU/NB, looks good. As for your RAM, if you can get it up to 1600 (800MHz in CPU-Z), you'll again see an increase in performance but know that AMD's don't really like high RAM speeds so much. With the chip and board you have, 1600 MHz is fine but since you said you are using cheapo RAM, I don't know if your sticks will go that high or not.
Some sticks even if you loosen the timings simply won't reach 1600, you'll have to try it and see what happens but overall looser timings can help if you're having trouble getting there. Also be sure not to overvolt your RAM too much trying to get it there in the first place, it's not hard to kill a set of sticks if you try.