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Dlambert
April 19th, 2011, 11:18 PM
I have an AMD Phenom II x2 560 OC'ed to 4GHz (Prime95 torture tested stable) The Core voltage is just below 1.5 (Cool N' Quiet) and under full load during Prime95 never went above 35 degrees Celsius. My main concern here is, according to CPU-Z the CPU is running at a max of 71W TDP, which is under my Motherboard's limit of 95W. Is it alright to leave it OC'd? or should i return to clock speeds in fear of damaging my Motherboard? Any help would be appreciated.


I'm sorry this isn't exactly related to ubuntu.

jquis8411
April 20th, 2011, 06:15 AM
Just an opinion but if you don't have a real need to OC, why do it? I typically see it causing more problems than it solves...again, just one guy's opinion.

Dlambert
April 20th, 2011, 06:46 PM
More speed. Better performance.

Temüjin
April 20th, 2011, 07:04 PM
Keep it. Quad cores draw more power than that. If you're really concerned, get a large, "top down" cooler that move air over the mosfets as well as the CPU.

Dlambert
April 20th, 2011, 07:07 PM
Ive got a cooler master hyper 212+ with dual fans. Everything is cool.

psusi
April 20th, 2011, 07:09 PM
I don't understand why you are asking this question. You said it is staying quite cool and operating well below the motherboard's max TDP, so what cause for concern do you have?

Dlambert
April 20th, 2011, 07:10 PM
Is there any other way to check TDP? Im trying AMD Overdrive tonight.

Temüjin
April 20th, 2011, 07:15 PM
If the mobo couldn't handle it, then you would have stability issues. Like I said, these boards are designed for quad cores, so you're going to have a hard time stressing it with a dual core. Enjoy your speed (and noise/heat :P ).

Dlambert
April 20th, 2011, 07:17 PM
Its a ASRock N68C-S UCC AM3/AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 7025 / nForce 630a Micro ATX AMD Motherboard Board

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1636769 (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1636769)

Temüjin
April 20th, 2011, 07:26 PM
If you're looking for a 100% guarantee that OC'ing won't break anything, then forget it. No one's going to tell you that (especially not manufacturers).

tgm4883
April 20th, 2011, 07:34 PM
I have an AMD Phenom II x2 560 OC'ed to 4GHz (Prime95 torture tested stable) The Core voltage is just below 1.5 (Cool N' Quiet) and under full load during Prime95 never went above 35 degrees Celsius. My main concern here is, according to CPU-Z the CPU is running at a max of 71W TDP, which is under my Motherboard's limit of 95W. Is it alright to leave it OC'd? or should i return to clock speeds in fear of damaging my Motherboard? Any help would be appreciated.


I'm sorry this isn't exactly related to ubuntu.

I'm not into overclocking, but if your CPU is running at 71W and your motherboards limit is 95W it looks like you could increase the W on the CPU 24 more (providing your CPU can handle it)

Dlambert
April 21st, 2011, 11:38 PM
Thanks. I'm going to shoot for the stars. 4.5 Ghz.

tgm4883
April 22nd, 2011, 12:31 AM
Thanks. I'm going to shoot for the stars. 4.5 Ghz.

/me shrugs

Don't fry anything

Dlambert
April 22nd, 2011, 12:37 AM
The thing about overclocking, once you go to far, is there really a need? Everything i throw at this PC, it just laughs. Windows boots in under 15, ubuntu under 10.

Dlambert
April 22nd, 2011, 01:21 PM
Thanks for the help guys, I'm just going to leave it at 4GHz. Ive been talking to my uncle(IT) and he says i shouldn't have any problems. Thanks