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That put's some other questions into perspective. X4 oc is worse than X2.

There must be a reason for the lack of equivelant boards to mine lol. I went ahead and ran some Prime95 tests at stock to see if I was stable. No errors yet and been running for 2 hours. I believe unlocking makes me loose the ability to see all 4 core temps right? My Easy Tune 6 says 41C at full load and 28C Idle. HWMonitor says the same.

Any way for me to get access to all 4 core temps? I tried several utilities with no success.

If I leave my voltage at stock on X4, can I oc without adding wattage?
Edited by BWG - 3/23/11 at 5:43pm
 
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No, once you unlock any of the other cores you disable the temp sensors, I don't think that the quads are weaker in the OC over the stock 555 i think you just need more voltage to get a higher overclock.

My recommendation is to ditch prime95 and use LinX for stability testing...it brings up errors much faster.
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I went ahead and left it at X4 and started some testing. I am keeping it at stock voltage. I ran Prime95 and kept increasing the multi every 2 minutes. I BSOD'd at 4.0GHz. I backed it down to 3.9GHz and am 15 minutes into my Prime95 test.

This is pretty exciting to me. I think my chip is above average isn't it? Temp is 44 to 45 on Easy Tune. I could still use some help with core temps.

How accurate is a Zalman ZM-MFC2 Fan Controller when reading my PSU wattage? This device has a box I plug my power cord into. It has an extension to plug into my PSU and a USB that plugs into the controller. It says 206w.

 
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Wait, this says 160w.... Is that right?? Whoaa nelly... Still runnin.. lol
 
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I never really heard of that zalman fan controller dono if they are accurate or not but, i would say it might be...because its a zalman a good brand. But yea you chip is definitly above average but i have seen one actually do 4ghz with 1.29v i dono if that was photoshopped or what but that must be a golden chip
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160W is the max TDP. TDP stands for thermal design power, or the amount of heat you are required to pull off it to keep it from overheating. So 160W is just the maximum amount of power the chip is designed to be expected to have pulled off it, that's not how much it is using. 4 core phenoms run at about 125W, +- depending on voltage/OC.

The reason X2s are X2s and not X4s is that they are binned as inferior X4s, hence they OC less well than their counterparts. This will of course vary considerably, with some X2s not even being able to unlock, to some unlocking to X4s that OC as well as any real X4. Luck of the draw for you.

P.S. impressive numbers you have there, < 1.3V going at 3.9GHz. Looks like you got one of the nicer ones.

EDIT: I Dunno what your HWMonitor read at 81C, but uh, watch out for whatever that is because that's way way too hot.
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post #17 of 108
use coretemp not easytuner

and that is my mobo, has not blow up yet XD at 3817 stock vcore, 2400nb
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Same issue with core temp. 0 C

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I Dunno what your HWMonitor read at 81C, but uh, watch out for whatever that is because that's way way too hot.
I see that. I reset it and let it run for 5 minutes then took this pic. Wonder what it was.

I am at 1 hr.

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I'm not surprised the MOSFETs (TMPIN2) load at 81C. They should be much lower than that for normal use. Like I said... overclocking 125W+ processor on cheap 4+1 phase... bad idea. Even without overvolt.
If you do decide to continue I would at least recommend you keep the temp down by adding some MOSFET heatsinks.... but I really don't recommend to OC on this board and high TDP Processors
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I am at 2 hours and I am going to go ahead and stop Prime95. I can at least have the comfort of knowing I have a good chip.

I will go ahead and X2 it next then X3. I will post where I get at those and find out what stock voltage does.

After I reset HW Monitor, that TMPIN2 did not go over 45. I wonder how long it was at 81 and if that was accurate.
 
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