Wanna share my OC results

Hi friends,
I set up my budget system in April this year. For all this time I've been trying some OC. I'll share the results today.


CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 440, C3 stepping, based on Deneb. Unlocked the L3. Highest OC within 72degrees Celsius-- 250X14 MHz @ 1.2875V, NB 2500 MHz @ 1.1875V, loadline calibration auto. Now running with PhenomMsrTweaker with the following settings: P0-- Multi 14, 1.325V/1.1875V. P1-- Multi 12, 1.175V/1.1875V. P2-- Multi 8, 0.95V/1.1875V. P3-- Multi 4, 0.7875V/1.1875V. HT link 250 MHz. P0 is currently locked from AMD VISION Engine Control Center due to temperature issues, so running at stock speed now.

RAM: Corsair XMS3 1600MHz DDR3 CL9, running @ 1667 MHz, 8-9-8-19-11-1T @ 1.65V

GPU: XFX Radeon HD 4670 @ 700MHz/700MHz stock, OC from within AMD VISION Engine Control Center @ 745MHz/720MHz.
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  1. This OC is not something I'm sticking to. I've recently found some drawbacks of using lower multi. I'll discuss it in a new thread after I jot down my findings.
  2. 72C? LOL

    Your Excellency, you managed to do something that even i can't do on an AMD chip.

    i get 39C Max on 4.2Ghz, how do you manage to hit so high?
  3. That's why I'm not sticking to that high. Here ambient temp is as high as 30c. And the bundled cooler is s**t. But why do you all say that safe limit of AMD chips is 55-60c? They officially say this-- http://products.amd.com/en-us/DesktopCPUDetail.aspx?id=698&f1=AMD+Athlon%E2%84%A2+II+X3&f2=440&f3=3000&f4=512&f5=AM3&f6=&f7=45nm+SOI&f8=95+W&f9=4000&f10=False&f11=False&f12=True
  4. I know. But well then, should I buy a $20 cooler (hyper tx3, say) for a $68 cpu? had I unlocked a stable 4th core I'd certainly have bought one. The L3 isn't worth much. I'm experimenting with it, though.
  5. Thanks.
  6. Quote:
    I've recently found some drawbacks of using lower multi. I'll discuss it in a new thread after I jot down my findings.


    Please see: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum2.php?config=tomshardwareus.inc&cat=29&post=270406&page=1&p=1&sondage=0&owntopic=1&trash=0&trash_post=0&print=0&numreponse=0&quote_only=0&new=0&nojs=0
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