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My Phenom II 940 OC

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July 5, 2009 5:06:26 AM

Hey guys, i know alot of you are having trouble overclocking your new Phenom 2's. So i thought ide share with you my settings that might work with your system if you wanna try it out. I have a single 120mm radiator for my liquid cooling system, although its small, it works wonders.

My setup: Phenom II 940 @ 3.7GHz
Mobo: Ga-Ma770-UD3
RAM: 1066MHz Kingston DDR2 (2x2gb) 5-5-5-15
GPU: EVGA 260 Core 216


CPUZ


HW MONITOR



Hope this helps anyone!

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July 5, 2009 5:28:17 AM

what's tmpin2? it hits 80 degrees, not a good temp level
July 5, 2009 6:32:39 AM

IDK, i was trying to figure that our earlier...
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July 5, 2009 6:36:56 AM


Quote:
TMPIN2 is a 'dead' sensor. It's on the chip, but not connected to anything, hence the strange readouts.


Found that after i googled it, nothing to worry about.
July 6, 2009 12:07:52 AM

Hey Bmadd, whats your temps, and core voltage? nice OC btw!
July 6, 2009 1:50:27 PM

there in the picture.
July 7, 2009 12:10:06 AM

Core Voltage is not shown in thoes pictures on CPUZ, unless its not working for me.
July 7, 2009 6:09:23 AM

magruder13 said:
Hey Bmadd, whats your temps, and core voltage? nice OC btw!

Core voltage = 1.488~1.500
Core temp (at stress test prime95 load) = 37c
720 x 3 cores @ 3.818
NB @ 2.6ghz
RAM @ 748 (1333 overclocked?)

Very solid 720.

I could muster only 3 cores @ 3.7ghz; NB @ 2.4 using 1.5v on the same motherboard. S-1283 dark knight. Core temp at stress test load = 36c.
July 11, 2009 10:11:33 AM

Yeah its overclocked 1333 OCZ plat. I can go higher on the NB but its gets verrrry hot. i got to 3.7 on 1.44V, but yes very solid. love being able to have a stable 1ghz oc
July 17, 2009 5:53:28 PM

YOU SHOULD BE LOOKING AT CPU TEMP AND NOT THE CORE TEMP......
Your actual temp is 46 At load. Core temps seem to be ALWAYS wrong in. Plus AMD only has one temp sensor it is the CPU temp. use it next time.
Other than that it is an awesome OC!
July 17, 2009 10:40:02 PM

xtc28 said:
YOU SHOULD BE LOOKING AT CPU TEMP AND NOT THE CORE TEMP...... Your actual temp is 46 At load.


I didn't realise 46 was "hot". thats well under what ppl are getting with the stock cool no?
a b K Overclocking
July 17, 2009 11:05:37 PM

@Bmadd, believe it or not I've been using an Intel program to monitor my individual core temps. A free program called Evga E-leet Tuning Utility~version 1.04.8 Kind of a spin-off of CPU-Z. It is designed to be an OCing tool akin to OverDrive for X58 intel boards made by EVGA.

http://www.evga.com/eleet/
July 18, 2009 12:08:55 AM

bmadd said:
I didn't realise 46 was "hot". thats well under what ppl are getting with the stock cool no?


No its not hot. I just wanted to point out that ANY time you are looking at individual core temps on a PII ...... it is wrong, as AMD only has 1 temp sensor in their PII line of processors. It will show up as cpu or core 0 Alone not the rest of them they mean nothing. Everest, CPUID, speedfan and others are bad about reporting these false values. OCCT, AMD Overdrive and CoreTemp seem to be just about always spot on.
a b K Overclocking
July 18, 2009 1:25:52 AM

Well that's kinda wierd cause I use speedfan, everest ultimate and a temp probe and all 3 show the same temp, maybe off by 1 or 2c but most times they are at the same temp....Not that I disagree..... just seems odd.. ..

Well maybe it's cause im using a 550 and he has a 940?
July 18, 2009 1:54:12 AM

i have a 720 and i never really went of the individual core temps cause you know when they all read the same temp you gotta start to think "is that even the right temp, core 2 isn't even doing anything where core 0 is 100% used". Always went of the CPU temp as it was always higher then the core temps. Safe then sorry when dealing with a big oc has keep stuff alive for me.
a b K Overclocking
July 18, 2009 2:21:17 AM

nooo, I agree as far as core temps that is bs...... of course I go by CPU temp....kinda crazy cause sometimes 1 core says 13c an the other is at 37c..hehe... then you try to do some strange calculation and come up with..ok maybe that means its really at 33c....
a b K Overclocking
July 18, 2009 2:30:45 AM

magruder13 said:
Hey guys, i know alot of you are having trouble overclocking your new Phenom 2's. So i thought ide share with you my settings that might work with your system if you wanna try it out. I have a single 120mm radiator for my liquid cooling system, although its small, it works wonders.

My setup: Phenom II 940 @ 3.7GHz
Mobo: Ga-Ma770-UD3
RAM: 1066MHz Kingston DDR2 (2x2gb) 5-5-5-15
GPU: EVGA 260 Core 216


CPUZ
http://i619.photobucket.com/albums/tt278/cmagru91/CPUz.jpg?t=1246770054

HW MONITOR
http://i619.photobucket.com/albums/tt278/cmagru91/HWMonitor.jpg?t=1246770350


Hope this helps anyone!


Nice overclock....at the moment im at 3.8GHZ as an x2 on my current board due to it has an NVIDIA chipset....Cool thing is that i only raised the volts .750 and it is stable as a rock....anything past 3.9 is unstable for me.....no need for more speed as i only use this rig for CoD4 and soon CoD6....temps never go over 53c when ambient is at 30c max
a b K Overclocking
July 18, 2009 2:35:44 AM

magruder13 said:
Quote:
TMPIN2 is a 'dead' sensor. It's on the chip, but not connected to anything, hence the strange readouts.


Found that after i googled it, nothing to worry about.


pheeww...thank god its a dead sensor, cause if it was alive it would not last very long.....
August 4, 2009 9:35:24 AM

Magruder, thats a good temperature with single 120mm radiator.care to show any pictures?.What is the 80 degrees temps btw? Is it the chipset? I'm using Ga-Ma790x-ds4 and my NB temps are around 80-84 too..
August 4, 2009 7:04:09 PM

redkachina said:
Magruder, thats a good temperature with single 120mm radiator.care to show any pictures?.What is the 80 degrees temps btw? Is it the chipset? I'm using Ga-Ma790x-ds4 and my NB temps are around 80-84 too..



Quote:
TMPIN2 is a 'dead' sensor. It's on the chip, but not connected to anything, hence the strange readouts.


Thats what i found Redkachina, and i can upload some pics of my setup, im useing a Thermaltake case with a built in liquid cooling system. Here is a link: http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Product.aspx?S=1248&ID=14...