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Is this just as safe as stock

Postby Snake_Pliskin » Fri Dec 29, 2006 12:11 am

A Stock E6300 runs at 1.86 at 1.325v "i think"
Mine I set a 2.41 at 1.319v

I was wondering since I did not raise the volts at all I actually lowered them and it is perfectly stable Prime95 for 12hrs at 33c load/25c idle.

Wouldn't this cpu last just as long as a stock e6300 and be just as safe?
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Postby Sabrewings » Fri Dec 29, 2006 8:14 am

Should be fine. That whole "overclocking shortens its life" is BS, I think. I've never had a part go dead from overclocking. My current CPU runs stock 1.525v at 3.0Ghz, and its been at 3.6Ghz 1.575v for about 3 years now...

I'd raise the voltage back to stock. Don't undercut it, just run at stock at whatever speed you feel. As long as you don't let the temps get crazy at like 60-70C, it won't have any effect on the life of the CPU.
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Postby Pernundel » Fri Dec 29, 2006 8:14 am

It should be OK. I have a Barton XP 2800 running on 1.45 volts and overclocked to 2.25 Ghz (stock should be 1.65 volts and 2.083 Ghz). It has been running this way 24/7 for the past 3 years with no problems.
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Postby Snake_Pliskin » Fri Dec 29, 2006 1:50 pm

thanks alot guys i raised it to stock voltage and ran orthos for about 6 hours and according to core temp beta it give me differnt readings it says idles at 33c and 47c at load is this safe? why are the temp readings differnt it gives me reading of the indivduals cores. And also even though i have the voltage set at 1.325 in bios according to cpu-z it changes from anywhere from 1.08 to 1.312 depending on the load is that normal or could it be a incorrect reading.
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Postby Sabrewings » Fri Dec 29, 2006 3:34 pm

Snake_Pliskin wrote:thanks alot guys i raised it to stock voltage and ran orthos for about 6 hours and according to core temp beta it give me differnt readings it says idles at 33c and 47c at load is this safe?


47C load temps are more than fine.

Snake_Pliskin wrote:why are the temp readings differnt it gives me reading of the indivduals cores.


Not sure, but I'm guessing only one core is getting fully loaded if the temps are different. Make sure the program you use is designed to load multi-core CPUs. Some will only run on thread which will only load a single core.

Snake_Pliskin wrote:And also even though i have the voltage set at 1.325 in bios according to cpu-z it changes from anywhere from 1.08 to 1.312 depending on the load is that normal or could it be a incorrect reading.


Hmm... Does it do this during load or change between idle and load? If so, what's the idle and what's the load?

Core 2 Duo chips are designed to reduce voltage during idle to lower temps and power consumption.
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Postby Snake_Pliskin » Fri Dec 29, 2006 4:08 pm

well at idle the vcore according to cpu-z is a around 1.2 give or take. Then at 100% load it just stays at exactly 1.312. So i guess thats normal but just wanted to make sure I dont wanna lose all this money I put into it. Oh and thanx again Sabre your the one who convinced me awhile back to go C2D and DDR2 instead of going to 939 FX-55 and DDR1. I am very pleased now.
It said to see my Prescott 650 go though :) R.I.P.
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Postby Sabrewings » Fri Dec 29, 2006 4:11 pm

No problem. Just doing my part. 8)
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Postby Snake_Pliskin » Fri Dec 29, 2006 4:16 pm

one more thing I remember you telling my that DDR2 800 would be better for my E6300 and so thats what I got but since I oc'd it to 2.4 I had to bring it down to 677. Umm well what I mean is would I be better of leaving stock cpu speed and having 800mhz ram?
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Postby Sabrewings » Fri Dec 29, 2006 6:29 pm

You'd be better off with the higher memory bandwidth. Those cores love bandwidth, and if you drop the memory speed and raise the core speed, it'll spend a lot of time just waiting on something from the memory.

Leave the divider at 1:1 and try OCing. You should be able to get back to the speed you're at now. If the memory wants to hold you back, loosen the timings and/or raise the voltage.
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Postby Snake_Pliskin » Fri Dec 29, 2006 7:24 pm

Ok well let me show you my option in bios I currently have it set a 667. People told me 1:1 means 533. Anyway I tried 800 at loose timing and higher volt no luck. Now what?

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