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Overclock suggestions - AMD Phenom II x6 1075T; BF4 Beta

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October 2, 2013 8:10:31 AM

Hello Tom's,
My build:

Mobo: ASUS M4A89GTD Pro/USB3
CPU: AMD Phenom II x6 1075T (3.0GHz stock, 6 cores unlocked)
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 4x4Gb (16Gb total) DDR3 1600
GPU: EVGA 650ti Boost 2Gb
PSU: Corsair HX750
HD: WD Black 2TB 7500rpm
OS: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
CPU Cooler: Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo
Case: Corsair 600T

Prior to the Battlefield 4 beta I decided to do a quick and easy overclock (going for at least 3.6, maybe 3.8GHz) from information gleaned from several threads created about this very CPU.
Upon running Prime95 to check for stability, the temperature of my CPU rose from around 39C to 57C in a matter of seconds. I canceled the test, restarted my PC and reset CPU BIOS settings to default.

I understand that 57C isn't all that high, however I had no desire to burn up my CPU 2 days prior to the beta release, and considering I was only seconds into the blend stress test... yeah..

I'd love to upgrade my Mobo/CPU, however right now I can't justify an upgrade, other bills to pay, etc.
So I've come to the conclusion that spending $80 for the Corsair H80i over a $400+ mobo/cpu upgrade would make more sense.

Would the H80i provide sufficient cooling to get an overclock of around 3.6GHz?

I've tried my best to utilize the search function to answer my own question, however there's just so much info to filter through. I appreciate any feedback.

-Essdub

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October 2, 2013 8:17:31 AM

no with your cpu cooler it should be fine, sometimes thermal paste dries up, why dont you reseat it and try it again. As you know 57C isnt that high at all especially if you're running max blend tests, try it again and see how high it gets, it wont burn out it has a autoshutdown if it gets too high. I have a AMD 720 BE that i have running at 3.5ghz (cannot get it past that for the life of me no matter how much i mess with voltages) and it runs at 60C max on prime.
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October 2, 2013 8:47:15 AM

I've got a new tube of Arctic Silver 5 sitting here, so I guess I might as well reapply, re-OC and run the test again. I was just shocked at how quickly the temperature rose - it's only been around 1 year since my last clean and re-seat.

I'm guessing that the stuttering is related to beta drivers - people with higher-end systems are reporting some of the same issue.

Thanks for the input!

-Essdub

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October 3, 2013 7:39:44 AM

Was able to get stable at 3.49GHz. Not quite what I was hoping for, but that's the silicon lottery for you. Maxes out at 59C in Prime95 blend testing.
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October 3, 2013 7:43:56 AM

Essdub8 said:
Was able to get stable at 3.49GHz. Not quite what I was hoping for, but that's the silicon lottery for you. Maxes out at 59C in Prime95 blend testing.


yea the oldy but goody phenoms, sure you wont clock them as high as the new FX's but for how long they last and that they are still viable in gaming and other things at such a cheap price i'm still not going to upgrade anytime soon.
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October 3, 2013 2:44:26 PM

I can't really complain - thus far this build has served me very well. I'm guessing within the next year or so I'll be upgrading to an FX-8350, but for now, like you said the CPU does the job.

Thanks again for the input.

-Essdub
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