Originally Posted by mstenholm
I always had problems believing the reported AMD core? temperatures but if the CPU last for 8 years running 100% 24/7 then who cares if it is off. My own AMD experience is limited to a 939 socket (3200 MHz dual core I think) and that PC didn't last long even with a after-marked cooler. All off my Intels have now run more hours at higher OC. I'm not trying to start an other AMD/Intel fight but lifetime is (also) related to the temperature of the parts in the system and if sensors read wrong your might apply insufficient cooling to them.
Well, with the cores never maxxing past 48c and the CPU never maxxing past 55c
that leaves 6c headroom. and from what I've seen the cpu temp is usually at 54c.
Originally Posted by VulkanBros
I run a 8150 on a Chrosshair IV Formula board, currently 4.3 GHz - but I have been running 4.5 GHz - only downside is I have to run it with 1.42 Volts.......so I stay with 4.3 for now.....
Ya the problem with the beta bios to turn these AM3 boards into AM3+ is we have to rely on LLC for voltage. It seems I'm lucky with my board as the voltage with LLC hovers between 1.34-1.36v
I guess Asus did that so they can sell their CH V boards for more control over voltage for enthusiasts.