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January 24, 2011 3:50:41 AM

What is the max voltage I can go up to with an AMD Athlon II X3 440?

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January 24, 2011 4:06:03 AM

1.5v - 1.55v would be where I'd call it a max on that chip...although recommended safe is 0.85V - 1.425V but I think you'll be fine even at 1.5 with good cooling...
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January 24, 2011 4:09:48 AM

Well, I have the stock cooler and a crappy case, do you think that I could still go to 1.5v? I think my CPU can hit 72C.
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January 24, 2011 4:09:59 AM

this .. standard vcore maximum : 1.425
Max Temp: 73°C ( alway keep temp under 75*C )
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January 24, 2011 4:11:53 AM

Does it matter what my voltage is if I am under 73C?
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January 24, 2011 4:12:45 AM

increase vcore safely depen on your cooler can take over temperature or not... this important !
under 73C still safelly !
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January 24, 2011 4:12:55 AM

1.5v on stock? lol...not on the stock cooler...at least not in my opinion...1.48 I can see...and I would stay 70 or below just in case...just to prolong the life of the poor chip...lol...
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January 24, 2011 4:14:52 AM

Okay, Thank you. I will probably go to 1.45v, is that pretty safe?
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January 24, 2011 4:15:32 AM

yeah that would probably be safe...safe enough...
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January 24, 2011 4:16:41 AM

Alright guys, thank you for all the help.
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January 24, 2011 4:19:10 AM

yeah no prob...just post results if you overclock or something...
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January 24, 2011 7:49:22 AM

With the stock cooler I would only increase the voltage in small increments and check the temps closely.
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January 24, 2011 12:54:37 PM

OKay, So I think I might have gotten a 15% OC. Normal=3.0Ghz My OC= 3.45Ghz. AT the end of the OCCT test it gave me all the charts on adobe, but it said, "Error detected on core #-1". Is that a problem? I checked DXDIAG, Task manager, and device manager to ensure that my first core is in good working order. Did I get a stable OC? I did not blue screen on me. Temps hit ONLY 48C! YEAH!
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January 24, 2011 12:57:19 PM

This means as far as I am aware that the core made a mistake in a calculation ie 2+2=5 so the system is not 100% stable but nits a minor error that will most likley be fixed by lowering the overclock 1 notch or increasing the voltage.
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January 24, 2011 12:58:13 PM

So I need to do another stress test with more voltage, or am I fine?
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January 24, 2011 12:59:31 PM

Yes and as I said keep a close eye on the temps. or even better get a hyper 212+ 1st.
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January 24, 2011 1:10:18 PM

I was told not to do any more voltage, but I don't want to torture my CPU too badly. SO like 227Mhz X 15 instead of 230Mhz x 15?
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January 24, 2011 1:46:48 PM

That should do it.
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January 24, 2011 2:27:12 PM

get intel burn test and stress the cpu to full for 10-20 runs if it crashes or blue screens then it's not stable...

I would recommend getting a nice aftermarket cooler though...it would really help making sure you won't fry your cpu...
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January 24, 2011 8:55:54 PM

videl said:
get intel burn test and stress the cpu to full for 10-20 runs if it crashes or blue screens then it's not stable...

I would recommend getting a nice aftermarket cooler though...it would really help making sure you won't fry your cpu...

Well, with my volts @ 1.45, it peeked at 48C. It is pretty cool. I am not going to buy a cooler. Now, with only 48C and 1.45V in mind, do you think that bumping it up to 1.5V would be bad? I am pretty eager to get 3.5Ghz, and my CPU ran cool for 6 hours.
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January 24, 2011 9:11:33 PM

videl said:
get intel burn test and stress the cpu to full for 10-20 runs if it crashes or blue screens then it's not stable...

I would recommend getting a nice aftermarket cooler though...it would really help making sure you won't fry your cpu...

Wouldn't crashing be blue screening? What would tell me that I crashed? My computer would lock up if it crashes right? If I raise my Vcore up to 1.5V I think I can get 3.529Ghz.
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January 25, 2011 12:36:57 AM

it depends...sometimes you system is unstable but stable enough to have ibt tell you that there was an error and your system is not stable...Important!!! make sure to set the amount of threads to run to the same as number of cores on your cpu!!!
and I really don't recommend going to 1.5v on stock cooler...but I doubt it would die on you if your load temps are really that low as you said...
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January 25, 2011 12:46:39 AM

Yeah, they really were. I set the fan to auto and it runs really cool. When the OCCT test was done, it said that it peeked @ 48C. I am running IBT right now, I have gotten through 6 tests, I am doing 20. My temps are only around 48C still. I am @ 1.45V on Vcore. If it doesn';t work, I think I will do 1.5V. I did set it to three threads, because I have 3 cores. Active cores, that is.
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January 25, 2011 1:41:32 AM

Okay, so Cores 1, 2, and 3 peeked @ 49C, since they can go 73C on each core, I think it is a good OC. I ran IBT and it ran 20 times. I AM REALLY HAPPY!!!!!!!!! 3.45Ghz!
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January 25, 2011 4:38:20 AM

yeah!nice job...you gonna try going higher?
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January 25, 2011 4:49:53 AM

Not sure I should torture my CPU any more. 3.5Ghz (rounded) is good for me. Haha, I could live with stock, but, well, that's not fun at all. Haha. :lol:  Thank you for the help. The funny thing is, I ran OCCT and it said I had an error, I ran IBT and it said stable, oh well. I am very happy. Again, many thanks. :) 
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January 25, 2011 4:51:58 AM

lol yeah no problem...even though I know I can keep my b50 at 3.8 - 3.9 I keep it at 3.7 lol for longer life...and ensured stability...lol...so I know what you're saying...
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January 25, 2011 5:57:03 AM

Too cheap to buy a cooler but insist to do overclock? I don't know why you guys keep helping this boy. Wasting my time reading this.
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January 25, 2011 6:00:27 AM

lol...well no one's making you...and I'm helping because I'm remembering self...when I was first starting out and didn't have the money right away for an after market cooler...and I really wanted to dive into overclocking anyway...and ended up buying a cooler in a few weeks...
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