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post #11 of 68
Forget idle temps, this chip when unlocked and overclocked seems to run hot anyway. I get 55 degrees max temps after a burn test in prime 95 which is close to the max recommended temps on this chip (56 C I think).

My idle temps are anything from 35-40 degrees C.

I've unlocked 2 cores and have 3.6 stable, my 4 sticks of 2gb ram are holding me back but I'm happy with my ram and CPU clocks.
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post #12 of 68
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As an initial test of stability what do you suggest I have Prime and OCCT. Something rather quick I mean then tonight I can run something overnight to see if it's stable for a long period of time.
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I have heard people mention RAM holding back their OC before. Can anyone explain that concept to me and should I be worried about that with the way my sig rig is set up now?
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So this is at vCore 1.45v and CPU/NB 1.3v in the bios. What is the best way to test if this setup is stable?
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So this is at vCore 1.45v and CPU/NB 1.3v in the bios. What is the best way to test if this setup is stable?
prime95-blend, 6 hours at least
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post #16 of 68
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Update ill leave this going hopefully it is a success.....I mentioned before what part of my system will heat up when rising the CPU/NB voltage. I changed it from 1.2v to 1.3v.

Also I posted this msg while prime is still running in the background.
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Update ill leave this going hopefully it is a success.....I mentioned before what part of my system will heat up when rising the CPU/NB voltage. I changed it from 1.2v to 1.3v.

Also I posted this msg while prime is still running in the background.
CPU/NB Volt will add heat to your CPU
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post #18 of 68
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Im currently over 1 hour stable Prime95 blend. My CPU temp fluctuates between 47-48c and each core is at 44c according to HWMonitor.
My personal threshold was no higher the 50c.....is that a good limit?
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post #19 of 68
Quote:
Originally Posted by noahhova View Post
Im currently over 1 hour stable Prime95 blend. My CPU temp fluctuates between 47-48c and each core is at 44c according to HWMonitor.
My personal threshold was no higher the 50c.....is that a good limit?
max for your CPU is 70'C, so its good.
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hope to join the 4.0Ghz club!!! Hypothetical question: Say my CPU recommended limit for voltage is 1.5v. If you were to run at stock speeds but put the voltage to 1.5v would that cause any instabilities. Or would it just cause extra heat and energy use for no reason?

I ask for overclocking methodology reasons...
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