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March 8, 2012 11:34:09 AM

By using a 120w processor in a 95w socket does that make my system unstable? I'm experiencing very high operating temperatures and the stock cooler makes a ruckus when i play games or when the cpu is subjected to load.

Tried undervolting it and it resulted in a temperature drop of a mere 1 centi.

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March 8, 2012 2:44:44 PM

What board is it? And what CPU?
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March 8, 2012 2:53:06 PM

AMD Phenom 2 x4 920 120w on M2N68-Am+
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March 8, 2012 2:55:11 PM

Yes it can make it unstable. Do not think it would make the temps go up though, your cooler clean?
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March 8, 2012 3:02:30 PM

rolli59 said:
Yes it can make it unstable. Do not think it would make the temps go up though, your cooler clean?


Yes, the cooler is clean and properly seated. It is idling at 48 deg and touches 64 and beyond while gaming. The core volt fluctuates between 1.33 v- 1.37v while gaming.
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March 8, 2012 3:54:29 PM

scottiemedic said:
ASUS lists it as compatible:

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM2Plus/M2N68AM/#C...

I'd look into the cooler or try a different one.


Cooler is alright with thermal compound and all. Are you telling me that even though the CPU is rated at 120w and MB can only support upto 95w processors it shouldn't be a problem?
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March 8, 2012 3:57:10 PM

vin20 said:
Cooler is alright with thermal compound and all. Are you telling me that even though the CPU is rated at 120w and MB can only support upto 95w processors it shouldn't be a problem?

Well if you look in the link he provided and confirm that being your board then it does in fact support multiple 125watt tdp CPU's!
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March 8, 2012 4:12:07 PM

it would create instability, and might cause you mobo to fail as the power circuitry fails.
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March 8, 2012 4:28:48 PM

My bad, the 920 is NOT listed as a compatible CPU. That's more than likely the problem. Replace the CPU with one listed as compatible or new mobo for the Phenom II.


(I was in fact looking at the AM, not the AM+)
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March 8, 2012 4:31:55 PM

vin20 said:
There is a bit of difference between M2N68-Am and M2N68- Am+

http://in.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM2Plus/M2N68AM_PLU... :( 

So basically you are confirming that he got the wrong board without saying so directly!
As stated above the power circuitry on the board can fail with out me knowing what the symptoms are going to be!
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March 8, 2012 4:33:04 PM

scottiemedic said:
My bad, the 920 is NOT listed as a compatible CPU. That's more than likely the problem. Replace the CPU with one listed as compatible or new mobo for the Phenom II.


(I was in fact looking at the AM, not the AM+)


I guess i did the same mistake while building the rig :na: 

Just ordered AMD Phenom 2 x4 960 3.3 ghz processor which is an AM3 95w processor. This should be good as i intend to upgrade the MB in the future. Hope the new processor doesn't overheat. :) 
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March 8, 2012 4:36:01 PM

rolli59 said:
So basically you are confirming that he got the wrong board without saying so directly!
As stated above the power circuitry on the board can fail with out me knowing what the symptoms are going to be!


My bad, i didn't mean that. :sarcastic: 
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March 8, 2012 4:42:46 PM

vin20 said:
My bad, i didn't mean that. :sarcastic: 

No problem! I am not sure on which 960 you are getting but take it is not the 960T.
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March 8, 2012 5:10:00 PM

Well they show a picture of a box but everywhere I can find it listed it is OEM or Tray! Make sure you get a cooler with it!
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March 8, 2012 5:16:13 PM

rolli59 said:
Well they show a picture of a box but everywhere I can find it listed it is OEM or Tray! Make sure you get a cooler with it!


I see that 960 is no longer listed under AMD website, i wonder why. :??: 
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March 8, 2012 7:34:12 PM

vin20 said:
AMD Phenom 2 x4 920 120w on M2N68-Am+


I had that board with a 9950, witch was a 125W CPU if i recall correctly. Or 145w. It worked :)  After a while started to do some "electrical noise" but was fine. No wis still working but the CPU is under voltage and is working at some mild 2.0Ghz.

So far so good !! I just hope you have a nice PSU.
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March 8, 2012 8:06:37 PM

radnor said:
I had that board with a 9950, witch was a 125W CPU if i recall correctly. Or 145w. It worked :)  After a while started to do some "electrical noise" but was fine. No wis still working but the CPU is under voltage and is working at some mild 2.0Ghz.

So far so good !! I just hope you have a nice PSU.


Oh, do you recall what were the operating temperatures when you had it? :) 
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March 8, 2012 9:04:37 PM

vin20 said:
Oh, do you recall what were the operating temperatures when you had it? :) 


Not very high. But the CPU was lapped. CPUs dont come straight :)  Just lap it ( be careful ) and enjoy a drop of 10º or so.
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March 9, 2012 3:34:19 AM

vin20 said:
I see that 960 is no longer listed under AMD website, i wonder why. :??: 


AMD quit shipping those processors a few months ago. What's available are ones that were in process at the time and ones in the distribution channels. Those should start drying up soon.
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March 9, 2012 3:37:17 AM

The 960t's are 6 core CPU's with two cores disabled. You may have some luck enabling one or both cores. I did. Stock HSF is kinda weak.
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March 9, 2012 7:48:56 AM

egilbe said:
AMD quit shipping those processors a few months ago. What's available are ones that were in process at the time and ones in the distribution channels. Those should start drying up soon.


Agreed, but the website is supposed to provide all the information/support for the the older products.

And i have ordered 960 not 960t. :) 
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