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Safe Voltage for 955 BE?

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Last response: in Overclocking
November 15, 2012 1:39:02 AM

I'm trying to get the most out of this system because I currently don't have enough money to get an i5.

Case: Antec 300 (I've added the 2 front fans).
CPU: Phenom II 955 BE (currently unlocked to 4 cores)
CPU Cooler: Hyper 212+

My question is, what is the max voltage you guys would use?

I'm currently doing a stress test at 3.7ghz @ 1.5V (I don't plan to run it this way, just wanted to see IF I could actually get it to 3.7 without BSODing)

My temps are hovering around 44C so I do not believe temperature is a problem.

HT Link: 1.8GHz
Bus: 200MHz
NB: auto @ 1.25V

Any suggestions? All of my temps look good, but I'm unsure if I'm overvolting this thing or not.

Thanks guys!

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November 18, 2012 3:39:19 PM

3.7 should be done with just a little more than stock.
Many lucky b***s get to 4.0 at just 1.4x. I got to like 4.2 or 4.1x at 1.5v

Most recommend 1.45-1.5 on stock cooling, depending on your particular tempratures it could be lower or higher, but by very little