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Doing a paper for physical science...and what better way for me to learn Overclocking than to have my papers topic be about overclocking.

Sorry if this is posting in the wrong place....

I am using http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.c...id=1804&page=4
as a source right now.

The screenshot of the PC health screen shows all those V's can someone explain what those are?? Google is not being much of a help.
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Vcore is the voltage that your CPU runs on. More voltage higher OCs. Dunno what your CPUs max is, but I'd say never go above 1.6Vcore.
    
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Originally Posted by morbid_bean View Post
Doing a paper for physical science...and what better way for me to learn Overclocking than to have my papers topic be about overclocking.

Sorry if this is posting in the wrong place....

I am using http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.c...id=1804&page=4
as a source right now.

The screenshot of the PC health screen shows all those V's can someone explain what those are?? Google is not being much of a help.
If you want to learn about overclocking, you're going to need a new computer
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Guys im not actually overclocking this POS lol

Im simply researching the process and describing it....

And at the same time...learning it for when I get my i5 machine built after the sandy bridge mess is over with

and got a lil lost on all the ##V on the screenshot of the PC health screen.
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Maybe this is what your looking for:

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/artic...-Circuit/616/4


Watts=V*I so:

Non Overclocked = 125w

Overclocked = 200w

Non Overclocked Amps = 125 / 1.4 = 89A

Overclocked Amps = 200 / 1.5 = 133A


This is a rough estimate but it shows how many amps we are asking the CPU power supply circuit to provide. More phases equal less stress on each phase. You can see why a MB's Cpu voltage circuit with a small number of phases (unheatsinked) can burn out when you overclock. More phases should also help with the amount of Vdroop.
Edited by AMD2600 - 2/26/11 at 9:16am
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Originally Posted by morbid_bean View Post
Guys im not actually overclocking this POS lol

Im simply researching the process and describing it....

And at the same time...learning it for when I get my i5 machine built after the sandy bridge mess is over with

and got a lil lost on all the ##V on the screenshot of the PC health screen.
Wait until you get the 2500k. It won't be fun otherwise.
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Wait until you get the 2500k. It won't be fun otherwise.
But my physical science paper is due LONG before SB is fixed
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There's nothing wrong with SB.
    
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There's nothing wrong with SB.
I HOPE Not....from what I can see SB is excellent
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There's nothing wrong with SB.
QFT.

There is nothing to be "fixed" with SB (read my sig).

Buy it now, get a mobo from eBay and make a new thread.

Trust me, it's the only way this will be anything close to interesting.

And don't forget to get the 2600k for BigAdv.
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