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Phenom II x4 955 Overclock

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June 7, 2012 4:51:20 AM

Is this a good overclock

I have my Phenom II x4 955 BE clocked at 4Ghz at 1.4125 volts in the bios. I have the CPU paired with a Hyper 212 plus cooler and have also changed the fan to Cooler Master Xtra flow 120mm Red LED fans in Push/Pull setup.

at idle, the temps are 36 to 38 degrees celcius and at load, they never cross 52 degrees.

I ran Intel Burn test for 10 minutes and LinX for 20 minutes as well. No errors were found. What do you think. I tried to reduce the voltage but I get blue screen while running Intel Burn test. so had to settle for a higher voltage. Is the voltage too much?

I tried running 3.8Ghz at 1.35 volts and it was stable.

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June 7, 2012 12:13:11 PM

If anyone can help me out with this, please?
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June 7, 2012 12:41:25 PM

You may settle with that 3.8ghz OC . Personally i don't recommend running today's CPUs at 1.4V and above on a long term basis. If you upgrades your CPU with in a year or two then no problem you can stay with that 4.0ghz OC, otherwise stay at 1.3xx V range.
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June 7, 2012 12:47:37 PM

I've run mine at 3.9 and 1.5v for almost a year now. No stability or heating problems.

I couldn't get mine stable at 4Ghz.
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June 7, 2012 1:30:45 PM

All your numbers look good. You'll have to raise voltage above 1.35 to around 1.368v to get a stable 3.8ghz clock. AMD says the max for the 955 are 1.425v and 62c so everything looks good.
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June 7, 2012 1:35:00 PM

deadon2 said:
I've run mine at 3.9 and 1.5v for almost a year now. No stability or heating problems.

I couldn't get mine stable at 4Ghz.



but many of you guys on Tom's suggest that 1.4 was good for a 4Ghz overclock. I have seen many people raising the voltage to 1.5.
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