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Hey guys, i know alot of you are having trouble overclocking your new Phenom 2's. So i thought ide share with you my settings that might work with your system if you wanna try it out. I have a single 120mm radiator for my liquid cooling system, although its small, it works wonders.

My setup: Phenom II 940 @ 3.7GHz
Mobo: Ga-Ma770-UD3
RAM: 1066MHz Kingston DDR2 (2x2gb) 5-5-5-15
GPU: EVGA 260 Core 216


CPUZ
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HW MONITOR
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Hope this helps anyone!
 

Summer Leigh Castle

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Core voltage = 1.488~1.500
Core temp (at stress test prime95 load) = 37c
720 x 3 cores @ 3.818
NB @ 2.6ghz
RAM @ 748 (1333 overclocked?)

Very solid 720.

I could muster only 3 cores @ 3.7ghz; NB @ 2.4 using 1.5v on the same motherboard. S-1283 dark knight. Core temp at stress test load = 36c.
 

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Yeah its overclocked 1333 OCZ plat. I can go higher on the NB but its gets verrrry hot. i got to 3.7 on 1.44V, but yes very solid. love being able to have a stable 1ghz oc
 

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YOU SHOULD BE LOOKING AT CPU TEMP AND NOT THE CORE TEMP......
Your actual temp is 46 At load. Core temps seem to be ALWAYS wrong in. Plus AMD only has one temp sensor it is the CPU temp. use it next time.
Other than that it is an awesome OC!
 

bmadd

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I didn't realise 46 was "hot". thats well under what ppl are getting with the stock cool no?
 

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@Bmadd, believe it or not I've been using an Intel program to monitor my individual core temps. A free program called Evga E-leet Tuning Utility~version 1.04.8 Kind of a spin-off of CPU-Z. It is designed to be an OCing tool akin to OverDrive for X58 intel boards made by EVGA.

http://www.evga.com/eleet/
 

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No its not hot. I just wanted to point out that ANY time you are looking at individual core temps on a PII ...... it is wrong, as AMD only has 1 temp sensor in their PII line of processors. It will show up as cpu or core 0 Alone not the rest of them they mean nothing. Everest, CPUID, speedfan and others are bad about reporting these false values. OCCT, AMD Overdrive and CoreTemp seem to be just about always spot on.
 
Well that's kinda wierd cause I use speedfan, everest ultimate and a temp probe and all 3 show the same temp, maybe off by 1 or 2c but most times they are at the same temp....Not that I disagree..... just seems odd.. ..

Well maybe it's cause im using a 550 and he has a 940?
 

bmadd

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i have a 720 and i never really went of the individual core temps cause you know when they all read the same temp you gotta start to think "is that even the right temp, core 2 isn't even doing anything where core 0 is 100% used". Always went of the CPU temp as it was always higher then the core temps. Safe then sorry when dealing with a big oc has keep stuff alive for me.
 
nooo, I agree as far as core temps that is bs...... of course I go by CPU temp....kinda crazy cause sometimes 1 core says 13c an the other is at 37c..hehe... then you try to do some strange calculation and come up with..ok maybe that means its really at 33c....
 


Nice overclock....at the moment im at 3.8GHZ as an x2 on my current board due to it has an NVIDIA chipset....Cool thing is that i only raised the volts .750 and it is stable as a rock....anything past 3.9 is unstable for me.....no need for more speed as i only use this rig for CoD4 and soon CoD6....temps never go over 53c when ambient is at 30c max
 


pheeww...thank god its a dead sensor, cause if it was alive it would not last very long.....
 

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Magruder, thats a good temperature with single 120mm radiator.care to show any pictures?.What is the 80 degrees temps btw? Is it the chipset? I'm using Ga-Ma790x-ds4 and my NB temps are around 80-84 too..
 

magruder13

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TMPIN2 is a 'dead' sensor. It's on the chip, but not connected to anything, hence the strange readouts.

Thats what i found Redkachina, and i can upload some pics of my setup, im useing a Thermaltake case with a built in liquid cooling system. Here is a link: http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Product.aspx?S=1248&ID=1480