I have an Unlocked Phenom II X2 555 as a quad at 3.8GHz, Its running rock stable but with a voltage at 1.56, Temps maxed on prime95 are about 60Cand Max gaming temps dont exceed 50C, Im using a cooler master heatsink with double fans (One on each side). What do you guys think ? Safe or not ? One option I have is to bump down the speed to 3.7GHz and i would be able to bump down voltage to 1.48, I tried doing 1.52V for 3.8GHz but it wouldnt run stable, Suggestions ?
AMD turning a quad into a dual core means a core is defective, or the quality of the silicon isn't as good, or both. You've already unlocked two extra cores, so ease up a bit on the overclock and lower your voltages.