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post #1 of 11
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Like to get my 1055T up to 4G. Concerned ab the vcore. Haven't adjusted any V's.

In the BIOS my vcore reads 1.43v but in cpuz it reads 1.296 - 1.552v and in Hwm it reads 1.3 - 1.57v. I even loaded AOD to view and it reads 1.375v. How accurate is AOD?

in the BIOS....

bus at 250
VCORE [auto]
HT@2K v@[auto] reading in AOD 8x
NB@2K v@[auto] 8x 1.15v
DRAM 1667 v@[auto] 1.59v 833.75MHz
Cpuz 833.4 Dual, unganged

turbo disabled
C n Q disabled
C1e diabled
LLC enabled

when I adjust the vcore do I add the amount to (which value do I refer to?) or set it to the value I want? ie +.00637 And why is it so high? 1.57v? Isnt that pushing it!!


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A-DATA 1600G 2X2G
(reads DDR3 1667 on boot but in Win 7 (64) one stick reads 12800 and the other 10700???)
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post #2 of 11
Don't set it at auto, do it manually. Likely it's throttling it.
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What about my V readings?
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post #4 of 11
You WILL NEED an aftermarket cooler for that. Stock cooler should get you a few 100Mhz.
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post #5 of 11
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Its on the wish list!!! (case too) LOL

Im at 3.64, running higher points in 3Dmark06 (16628), ran prime95 on torture for about 1.5 min and it hit 61C so I shuter dwn.. How hot can I run this cpu?

Would this be practical.....?

I back off the bus...250
turn on turbo, set multiplier to like 15, 15.5?
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post #6 of 11
You won't just need aftermarket cooling for that. You'll need a new board for that
M4A77TD = 4+1 unheatsinked VRMs = unsafe for overclocking x6 really high

Trust me, VRM issues/failures have been coming up every day for the past week. Don't be the next!
post #7 of 11
Thank you for pointing the vrm issues and stuff but the thing is whether it's worth it to invest in another board(just to overclock it and gain a little boost) vs buying a better cpu(and probably a bit more costly) running on the same mobo. I don't get it at all if buying a good mobo is a good decision value-wise.
    
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post #8 of 11
Buying a better CPU to run on the same mobo... the only thing you would do is run it at stock. If it's the same x4 with, say, only 400Mhz speed boost benefiting that you could've gotten by overclocking... better motherboard would be a better investment.
post #9 of 11
I think what xd 1771 is trying to say is your trying to install a mustang engine into a station wagon and expecting it to do the same speeds. I suggest you save up for a new motherboard if you can or find one that someone is selling here. Im sure that when the new boards come out for AMD new chip people will be buying those and selling their good ones soon. Also you need to invest in a new aftermarket fan if you want to hit any where near 4ghz because stock fans will not hold up.
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post #10 of 11
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Thanks for all ur input!!! I did some reading on the 4+1, check out the new Gigabyte 58x-OC!!!
This board replaced my 939 so Its was to be a steppin-stone anyway, later server board for back-ups.

I got it running 3.5 hittin 55C running some benchmarks, which leads me to another question......

Do I gauge it being stable by higher benchmarks, BSOD, .....????

Haven't quite figured out Prime95, what do I run, settings? (it BSOD everytime even on stock settings on torture).
Again whats a SAFE cpu max temp?
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