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How about unstable @ 3.7ghz under water at 1.4 volts for a bad overclocker? Keep in mind this was with 46c load temps.

I would put my sig at the 'cough stock cough' user title but I want the AMD overclocker one instead to remain credible giving OC advice.
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taking the unlock off will probably lose your instability (though you may not want to listen)
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post #3 of 14
I know that this may not mean much but I had to feed my 720 BE 1.55v to get it stable @ 3.7 GHz
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Originally Posted by railfan844 View Post
How about unstable @ 3.7ghz under water at 1.4 volts for a bad overclocker? Keep in mind this was with 46c load temps.

I would put my sig at the 'cough stock cough' user title but I want the AMD overclocker one instead to remain credible giving OC advice.
Well... they run at 1.35 stock, so adding .05V to increase the ghz by +20% doesn't seem extreme to me... although personally, I have gotten my 955 stable with Prime95 at 3.7ghz at 1.390V.... barely farther than what you have.

You may not have a dud.. but it's no golden CPU!
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taking the unlock off will probably lose your instability (though you may not want to listen)
A quad at stock will kill an overclocked dual core...if the quad is at 3.3 I would need 6.6ghz to hit the same Gflops score (if the logic behind that is correct).
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post #6 of 14
So you're complaining that your dual core cpu doesn't overclock very well since you unlocked it?

Doesn't it occur to you that two cores were disabled for a reason, and you take pot luck with unlocking a dual to a quad?

Yes a quad will "kill" a dual core, but then that's what you've got, a dual core. Spend some cash, buy a quad, then complain if you can't overclock it.
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post #7 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by railfan844 View Post
A quad at stock will kill an overclocked dual core...if the quad is at 3.3 I would need 6.6ghz to hit the same Gflops score (if the logic behind that is correct).
Ignorance.
     
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post #8 of 14
Are the VRMs cooled?
Could be causing instability by not allowing for proper testing due to OCP kicking in or a vDroop occuring
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Quote:
Originally Posted by railfan844 View Post
A quad at stock will kill an overclocked dual core...if the quad is at 3.3 I would need 6.6ghz to hit the same Gflops score (if the logic behind that is correct).
Your logic is wrong. A dual at 3.2ghz and a quad at 3.2ghz only process at 3.2ghz. Same goes with Gflops.
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Ignorance.
Very true. Most people thinks that quad at 3.0ghz is equal to a single at 12.0ghz.
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post #10 of 14
^ this


four threads is four threads, and one thread is one thread.

How does a celeron D under ice compare to a high clocked quad in data throughput?
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