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Is a AMD Phenom ii x6 1100t @ 4.3Ghz at 1.57V good or bad?

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April 27, 2013 3:13:07 PM

Hello people, i recently overclocked my Phenom ii x6 1100t to 4.3Ghz which i think isn't bad considering its my first time trying, BUT.... i've also heard it's not good to stretch the CPU voltage past 1.5V and mine is on 1.57V :S i have alot of cooling with about 9 fans in my Aerocool XPredator full tower case with a H80 CPU cooler. i have a crosshair iv formula 890fx mb, ocz zt 750w modular PSU, gigabyte nvidia geforce gtx 680 GPU, ocz agility 4 ssd, windows 7 Home premium, 16gb corsair vengeance ram 1866Mhz. Those are my specs, just to let you know if it is capable of running my CPU at 4.3Ghz at 1.57V. If it can will it still damage the CPU?

P.S. my idle temps are around 30 degrees and my full load temps are between 50 - 55 degrees is this fine for 24/7 usage?
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April 27, 2013 3:52:59 PM

its not great, as i beleive the higher voltages can shorten the lifespan quite a bit if i remember, but if its stable and temps are good under load shouldnt have a huge problem. Also i think that 1.5v is apparently the max voltage for the x6 cpus so i would lower ur overclock to lower voltages, or tweak the settings so the voltages can be lowered.

My crosshair IV did my overclock for me on my 1055t which is a locked cpu or non black edition and did 3.7ghz no prob with voltage at the moment 1.35v and that was using turbov extreme oc so if i tweaked i could get higher.

Also how many sticks of ram does ur 16gb consist of? if i remember all 4 slots used can lower ur top oc ability.
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April 27, 2013 4:27:08 PM

lazyboy947 said:
its not great, as i beleive the higher voltages can shorten the lifespan quite a bit if i remember, but if its stable and temps are good under load shouldnt have a huge problem. Also i think that 1.5v is apparently the max voltage for the x6 cpus so i would lower ur overclock to lower voltages, or tweak the settings so the voltages can be lowered.

My crosshair IV did my overclock for me on my 1055t which is a locked cpu or non black edition and did 3.7ghz no prob with voltage at the moment 1.35v and that was using turbov extreme oc so if i tweaked i could get higher.

Also how many sticks of ram does ur 16gb consist of? if i remember all 4 slots used can lower ur top oc ability.


thanks for your reply, in fact as i was playing bf3 i had the BSOD so it's not completely stable :S ive changed some of the overclock setting and lowered the overclock to 4.2 Ghz with 1.48v which seems to be stable at the moment i will test it at full loads to see if t is stable and i will let you know. Oh yes my ram is 4x4gb, so that really does make it harder to oc?

P.S. my idle temps now are lower at 24C and my full load temps are between 41 and 45C
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April 27, 2013 4:37:06 PM

temps seem fine, and i wouldnt say harder to overclock with 4x4gb ram but obviously each stick needs power and take power and voltage from the psu, and i know a lower clock speed on my ram with a locked cpu will allow it to go farther
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