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Like the thread says this is my first time overclocking, and after doing some research boy am I glad I picked a black edition! I overclocked my CPU from 3.3 GHz to 4.1GHz. I have ran Prime 95 for over 5 hours and I'm getting an average temperature of 57 C. I went into my Bios and the only changes I made were to my core multiplier, i believe i set it to x20 and my computer keep crashing at bootup so i kept upping my voltage by 1 until it became stable enough to run Prime 95, and had to up it some more till Prime 95 could stabilize.
My main questions are about temperature and volts.
My temperature readings are as follows:
CPU Temp - 57C @ 100% load using Prime 95 for over 5 hours
North Bridge - 54 C
South Bridge - 46 C
Voltage readings as follows:
Core Voltage - 1.536v , does this seem a little high? It would only stabilize at this voltage.
CPU/NB - 1.17v , do I need to up this for any reason?
I guess that makes sense. I'll just downclock till I'm stable on 1.45 volts...oh btw is it normal for volts to increase when running a stress test? Should I worry about 1.45 on the bios screen, or when im running Prime 95.
Should I worry about 1.45 on the bios screen, or when im running Prime 95.
Sort of both. There is normally a spike between the moment you stop loading the CPU and when it idles down. If it's a really big jump, (like if it jumps over 1.5v at that moment) I would increase LLC and decrease voltage. The net effect, once "tuned" should be less gap between full load "droop" and off load momentary spikes.