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Windows 7: underclocking and undervolting?

25 Dec 2012   #1
uilymmot

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
underclocking and undervolting?

Summer has come and my fx-8150's temps are getting quite high
I was wondering if undervolting and underclocking the CPU would lower the temps by a fair bit
and if it could damage the CPU or shorten its lifespan in any way.

I am trying to avoid getting a new heatsink and fan


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25 Dec 2012   #2
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Well really depends on the temperatures. I dont 100% recommend underclocking or undervolting as a cpu needs so much to actually run. That chip is used to running hot so I would check the temperatures by stressibg the cpu at the hottest part of the day
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25 Dec 2012   #3
uilymmot

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

stress tested it on prime 95
its round 80-85 degrees celsius with all 7 of my fans running 100%
according to AMD overdrive
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25 Dec 2012   #4
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

you should use core temp

also would be no point to undervolt or underclock

If you are running at stock you need to look at the following

#1 how well is the Heatsink mounted

#2 does it have decent paste /or have you tryed new thermal paste ?

#3 take heatsink and clean thouroughly -if mounted correctly

#4 If you are in fact overclock just set it back to default in the Bios

I wouldn't recommend undervolting underclocking anything if it has a stock speed

that should be what is run /could be adverse effects these aren't those old chipsets of 5 or 6 years ago
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25 Dec 2012   #5
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by uilymmot View Post
stress tested it on prime 95
its round 80-85 degrees celsius with all 7 of my fans running 100%
according to AMD overdrive

Also with that temp on prime it's either you have a bad mounted Heatsink or you need to get a better paste or cooling solution 80 c is way high

I don't even get near 53c on prime or IBT when running

Points to your cooling solution

BTW all 8 core chips max out at 61 c safe max temp you are above that by 20+
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25 Dec 2012   #6
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

There shouldnt be any chip which reaches those temps with no overclock. Try removing and cleaning the heatsink. Seat it properly and then check the idles in the bios
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25 Dec 2012   #7
uilymmot

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Remounted it, nothings changed D:
guess I might as well save up for a new heatsink

any suggestions between 30-40 usd?
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26 Dec 2012   #8
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Have your temps always been high? Something isn't making sense to me. Are you running the CPU at stock speeds/voltages? Is your system clean?
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26 Dec 2012   #9
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

I don't know about what else could be wrong but your PSU isn't that strong either for what you are running
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26 Dec 2012   #10
uilymmot

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

The temps have only recently been that high, round since the beggining of summer
It was quite cold at round 15-20 degrees idle during winter

and yes its at stock speeds and voltages
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