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According to HW monitor my B55 @3.85 uses 185.5W at max and that isn't true because I measured my total system power draw during Linx at 190W (that is at the wall so you have to count in about 80% efficiency of the PSU)
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I meant the CPU my friend is overclocking to 1.5V and above on that board (albeit without success), is 95W TDP.

sexybastard: Doubt that's true either, but yikes - 125W processor & 3+1 phase! Now quality 4+1 phases can be acceptable but 3+1 would fall short on only too many occasions. I usually recommend 3+1 for 95W processors without overclocking. Now on a quality board with cooling this may be okay, but this Gigabyte is a low-end US2H, and shows all signs of cheaping out - no low RDS, third transistor method are among the few. Sorry to ruin your day but you really should lock those cores again!
Edited by xd_1771 - 2/13/11 at 2:16am
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i get 133watts with 1.38 volts running at 3.4ghz
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sexybastard: Doubt that's true either, but yikes - 125W processor & 3+1 phase! Now quality 4+1 phases can be acceptable but 3+1 would fall short on only too many occasions. I usually recommend 3+1 for 95W processors without overclocking. Now on a quality board with cooling this may be okay, but this Gigabyte is a low-end US2H, and shows all signs of cheaping out - no low RDS, third transistor method are among the few. Sorry to ruin your day but you really should lock those cores again!
thanks man appreciate the info.

I like running my stuff to the brink of stability and this setup has been running flawlessly for almost 6 months at 3.8ghz unlocked. I've added mosfet heatsinks and also actively cool them.

But honestly I am not too worried about the board dying. It would give me a good reason to upgrade to a high end AM3 board

This is my secondary rig and I can afford to have it blow up lol.
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thanks man appreciate the info.

I like running my stuff to the brink of stability and this setup has been running flawlessly for almost 6 months at 3.8ghz unlocked. I've added mosfet heatsinks and also actively cool them.

But honestly I am not too worried about the board dying. It would give me a good reason to upgrade to a high end AM3 board

This is my secondary rig and I can afford to have it blow up lol.
A quick (but somewhat inaccurate) way to check is to simply touch your mosfets or mosfet heatsink while your cpu is benchmarking or stress testing. If it feels somewhat warm or even slightly hot, it should be okay. If it feels like its going to burn the skin off your fingers and leave blisters, your power mosfets are the the limit of the power they can provide your cpu. Those mosfets fail when they get too large of a current draw and they overheat, so you see if they are overheating.

Watch out, don't touch the motherboard itself.
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post #16 of 24
I'm pretty sure HWMon's Wattage readout is just based on a table of pre-defined values. Mainly, the known and published TDP ratings of chips under various circumstances.

AFAIK, no software gives an Amperage reading, which is required to calculate Wattage.

Volts X Amps = Watts

This would be big deal if boards reported Amperage, then we'd have lots of software that reported accurate Watt readings.

Somebody smart here needs to engineer a good OC-Grade MoBo that reads and reports Amperage.

In the meantime, you can backprobe your MoBo with a multimeter. You'll find that almost all software is basically crap at reading anything on your boards, including voltages. We just spend alot of time finding out which one is the least crappy.
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post #17 of 24
Read this...

Thermal design power

TDP refers more to the amount of cooling that is necessary on a chip and not power draw although the two are related.
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post #18 of 24
Yeah HWMonitor shows my C2 X4 B45 at 178.20w whatever the Voltage, I never really payed any attention to it.

As an aside, I can OC mine to 3.5 at 1.352-1.36v on the VCore, so anyone else who mentioned OCing to 3.5GHz likely shouldn't have a problem.
But then not every unlock's stable, so it can't be guaranteed of course.
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On my sig rig, 173.60W for my unlocked 555BE @ 3.6.
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