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That is how I have my fans set-up. For a while I thought that the top fan was robbing the cpu cooler of air, but I seem to get lower temps with it as an exhaust blowing out compared to an intake blowing air right at the cpu cooler. This I assume is becasue hot air travels up and escapes from the case in that spot. any suggestions?


Also how much of a tem difference will I have between using Arctic Silver 5 TIM compared to the stuff that came with my hyper n520 cooler?
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That seems right.
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THE VOLTS!!! THE VOOOOOOOLTS!!!!

1.488V is what you need for four dot freaking two gigglehurtz!!!! You should be plenty enough with 1.32V.
   
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post #14 of 43
It seems like you could probably have your voltage a lot lower, have you tried dropping it a bit? I have a 955 BE that seems happy with 1.44v at 4.25GHz. It's also important to balance your temperatures too. My CPU seems to get grumpy if I let it get hotter than 54-56c.
    
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My CPU seems to get grumpy if I let it get hotter than 54-56c.
Not only yours. When kept below 50ºC, Phenom IIs overclock like champs. From 50 to 55, they show weakness signs. And above 55ºC, they are VERY unstable and requiere lots of voltage.
   
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ok, ill go ahead and lower the voltage. ill manually put in the 1.32v recommended above and see what happens. Ill report back in a little bit.
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I lowered the voltage to 1.30 and I am able to start up and run prime 95 but after a a minute it just stops and the programs turns off. does that mean that there is an error and I need up up the voltage a little? So far I was able to get 3.5ghz at 1.28v with 100% load temps in the low-mid 40's after about 10 min of prime 95.
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I lowered the voltage to 1.30 and I am able to start up and run prime 95 but after a a minute it just stops and the programs turns off. does that mean that there is an error and I need up up the voltage a little? So far I was able to get 3.5ghz at 1.28v with 100% load temps in the low-mid 40's after about 10 min of prime 95.
Yep, add .005v and see what happens, etc...
post #19 of 43
If you're getting crashes and stuff and the only thing you've overclocked is your CPU, it's probably safe to assume it may need a bit more voltage. One good place to look is the 9x5 OC Thread, you can see what voltages other people needed and stuff. Obviously every setup is different, but it never hurts to have a reference of some sort when you're learning. http://www.overclock.net/amd-cpus/49...x4-9x5-oc.html. Just go in small steps with one thing at a time, you'll get it.
    
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well, I am adjusting the cpu multiplier but the reference clock as well. The thing is even though I have my voltage set to 1.32-1.33v HWmonitor still reads 1.27-1.28-1.29v on the vcore while prime 95 is running and the cpu is at 100%. Why is this?
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