I am wondering if these numbers sound right. I'll start off by saying I ran 9.5 hours of Prime95 last night and appear to be fully stable.
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T
Asus Crosshair IV
8GB Corsair Dominator ddr3-1333 7-7-7-20 (running @ 9-9-9-24)
20x multiplier - 4Ghz
vcore is set to 1.3625 (sits at 1.36 @ idel, 1.38-1.40 @ 100% load)
I am running a Lancool PC-K62 w/ThermalrightUltra 120 Extreme heatsink.
In a room that is about 21-22C, I see the highest temp under 100% load (Prime95) is 55C, 48C when the room got down to 19-20C. (side note: I idi a poor job with the thermal paste, and will be redoing it tomorrow)
I get 22xxx in cinebench r10, 7.03 in cinebench R11.5
does this sound right, is that too much of a voltage spike, it always seems to be a tad higher than I set it in the BIOS, which is why I set it @ 1.3625 instead of 1.8xxx.
this is my first cpu overclock since my previous 754 socket mobo. how have I done?
Well, the temps look just fine. The maximum temperature of the Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition, and other Phenom II X6/X4 CPUs is 62°C. Critical is around above 55°C but that was just for a short period of time when your ambient was at around 19°C.
how about the volts, I read on AMD's website the vcore max was 1.40, but that was a mistake I just realized now that I have found the technical document that has the right numbers, 1.475 max Vcore, although I don't think I'll go over 1.45Vcore, even with a better cooling setup, hopefully I can lower temps by having another go at the thermal compound. if I manage to get better temps, that means I can continue increasing the multiplier, right (assuming I stay below 55C and below 1.45v)?
and I mean to say 1.38, not 1.8. now I just have to save for the 4GB 5970, and I will have a solid system.
I don't think right now I am going to try to get more out of it, I am happy at the 4Ghz mark, but would be very happy with lower temps at that mark. The thermalright thermal compound says to spread it on to both surfaces, I have heard that is not the best way, would the cross method be best?
i tend to put a small amount on the chip, which i then spread with gladwrap or a similar thin plastic. make sure the whole chip has a very thin even coat. then apply a small drop about the size of a grain of rice in the center, which the weight of the HS will spread fairly evenly.
i find this is the best way to make sure that the whole chip has contact without caking it with TIM.