I have a AMD Athlon 64 3000+ socket 939 Winchester core. I was wondering how much voltage is safe to run through it using stock air cooling? The normal voltage is 1.4 and I'd like to push it to 1.65. Is this too high?
Thanks for the help. The reason i was asking is that I can get 2.65GHz out of my chip if I push the voltage to 1.65. This seemed a little too high to run it at on a regular basis so I was just making sure. Right now I am running it at 2.5 GHz @ 1.5 volts. Temps are at 40 idle, 48 after running prime95 for a half hour. Not bad - a 40 percent overclock and it still runs way cooler then my old Athlon XP 2000+ Palomino core did at default speed. Replacing the stock thermal pad with arctic silver would probably lower the temp another few degrees - Anyone got suggestions on how to remove the pad without scratching up the heatsink?
Not sure a Prommie would help at this point... my board doesn't support any more than +.35vcore... which when I use can't get this chip stable past 2.75ish.. so this chip wouldn't warrant a phase changer.
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