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Windows 7: Post Your Overclock!


11 Mar 2012   #1491

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Well well well ...... Look at me now but..... 2 cores stopped working after 5 minutes but continued to run at 1.41 v hmmmm 4.4 Ghz I can live with that Im still worried 2 cores stopped

Have any suggestions of what i should do ? Back down or throw a little more into the pot I did have it at 4.5 but Bsod




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11 Mar 2012   #1492
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I have a 6core Phenom too and it used to drop a couple of cores with Prime. That is to allow more power to the CPU and let it continue at full speed.

But I think you should have the option somewhere in your BIOS to disable throttling and enable all 8 cores?
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11 Mar 2012   #1493

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
I have a 6core Phenom too and it used to drop a couple of cores with Prime. That is to allow more power to the CPU and let it continue at full speed.

But I think you should have the option somewhere in your BIOS to disable throttling and enable all 8 cores?

I did that already actually the speed boost i disabled it

Also i uped the voltage to 1.42 but crashed at 4.5 Ghz I think my sweet spot is 4.4 Ghz on 1.41 watts so i should bring the wattage a tad lower and i'll be fine maybe in the future ill try again to reach 4.5 but I have to say been a good day so far 4.4 from 3.1 Ghz isn't a bad gain at all

Also running prime for 10 mins on 1.42 my temps got to 51c didnt go any higher after that so i think this is good what are your thoughts ?
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11 Mar 2012   #1494
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Sounds like it's good to me. 51C is not overheating it. Your max temp is, what, about 62-65? A 1.1GHz gain ain't bad at all!
Don't worry about the two cores dropping understress. Those stress tests do more that one can ever do in day-to-day use.
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11 Mar 2012   #1495

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Sounds like it's good to me. 51C is not overheating it. Your max temp is, what, about 62-65? A 1.1GHz gain ain't bad at all!
Don't worry about the two cores dropping understress. Those stress tests do more that one can ever do in day-to-day use.
my TJ max is 90c

Even though i had 39-40c to spare id rather not push it

Im sure ill get the guts to go higher again overall im happy just my SSD is disapointing me now it has dropped in the WEI but yet again WEI doesnt matter but i love looking good while bragging lol remember it's not showing off if it looks good hahaha

Britton thank you very much for your help you have been Tops Reppin you +1
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11 Mar 2012   #1496
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 10, 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

Tommy, on my Intel rig I can run IBT at Max all day long, but BSOD on prime sometimes. I believe it is Vdroop. If you watch your voltage in CPUz during the tests, you will see (or I do) that the Vcore is higher than while running IBT than when running prime. So, with it higher in IBT, when it drops down it's OK, but with it lower running Prime and drops, it can BSOD or a couple of cores will throttle because of not enough vcore. That's my analogy anyway. I don't know what you have or have not done, but I always on mine and everyone elses that asks set everything at default, completely stock, and run every stress test I can find. I run IBT, Prime, Memtest, Furmark and Heaven. You have to be sure you are absolutely stable at stock before you start overclocking. If you are not stable at stock, any overclock is going to fail.Also remember that you are running new technology. Many of the utilities like real temp, core temp, HW Monitor, memtest and such have not caught up with the new tech. So, don't take their values as absolute, just guidelines. Sandy Bridge has been out a lot longer than Bulldozer. many of the utilities have not caught up with Sandy Bridge yet. My personal opinion is if I use a test and see a value that I know is not correct, I don't put a lot of value in other readings I get. For example, HW Monitor shows my +12V at 7.6V. I know that is wrong because I can boot my machine. So, if I know it is not reading that value right, why should I believe that any of the other values it shows are correct? So, my opinion is that these are the only utilities we have, so I use them, but I will not get close to max with them because I don't completely trust them.
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12 Mar 2012   #1497

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

I have done it ! 4.5 Ghz on 1.42 v-core


Im good now Phew lets hope the Temps are always this good stressed 53c


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12 Mar 2012   #1498
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 10, 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

Good Job,Tommy. Well done.
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12 Mar 2012   #1499

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Always nice when you reach a goal you've been chasing.
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12 Mar 2012   #1500

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

FYI, Here's your AMD Processor spec sheet.

AMD FX 8-Core Black Edition FX-8120
And more info, different site.

Max Temps (C) 61C

Your OC looks good
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