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This is the 2000th reply to this thread and it is an ass-kicking reply. I made new personal records to 3Dmark06, Pi Fast, Super Pi and CPU-Z!

You can guess which is what, here are the results

3.72
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33.18

This was probably the last cold air attempt with this CPU. I am freezing right now because I opened the window vent to put some "fresh" air to my system... And yes, something showed -2 and cores are at 0C now on idle...

I'll upload some pics so you can enjoy them.

I must say... I'm loving the new bios! F4a ftw :D

BTW, first time I managed to ran 3dmark with cores 1 and 2 @ 3.5GHz... 3 and 4 were @ 3.3Gigs
 

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congrats meizuman :toast: This thread has came a long way, proud of that :rockout:
 

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This is the 2000th reply to this thread and it is an ass-kicking reply. I made new personal records to 3Dmark06, Pi Fast, Super Pi and CPU-Z!

You can guess which is what, here are the results

3.72
22.25
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33.18

This was probably the last cold air attempt with this CPU. I am freezing right now because I opened the window vent to put some "fresh" air to my system... And yes, something showed -2 and cores are at 0C now on idle...

I'll upload some pics so you can enjoy them.

I must say... I'm loving the new bios! F4a ftw :D

BTW, first time I managed to ran 3dmark with cores 1 and 2 @ 3.5GHz... 3 and 4 were @ 3.3Gigs
3.72:eek::eek: CPUZ
22.25- Super Pi
15434-3d06
33.18- Pi Fast

How did you manage 3.72GHZ, you mustve been out in that Arctic weather. Admirable Scores:respect:
 

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3.72:eek::eek: CPUZ
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How did you manage 3.72GHZ, you mustve been out in that Arctic weather. Admirable Scores:respect:
thats what I was just thinking to myself :laugh:


You deserve it, putting yourself through these torturous conditions, just for an overclock. Bravo bravo!! :toast: :roll: :rockout: :respect:
 

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thats what I was just thinking to myself :laugh:


You deserve it, putting yourself through these torturous conditions, just for an overclock. Bravo bravo!! :toast: :roll: :rockout: :respect:
:roll: I just imagined what you said, that takes alot of BALLZ.

That is a massive overclock for that chip:respect:
 

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:roll: I just imagined what you said, that takes alot of BALLZ.

That is a massive overclock for that chip:respect:
I could imagine what he could have done if he had my old 9850. Im in Miami where it was anything but cold and I did stable 3.55 Ghz and validated at 3.6 Ghz. I guess due to lack of good cooling, I killed the CPU. It was on water, but water has its limits. I think he could have done a bit higher than 3.72 Ghz with that CPU.
 
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I did 3718MHz on all cores and I have a screenshot of it....OOPS, just checked the screenshot and my weakest core is 3744 on AOD in that pic... I'll upload the pics to photobucket asap..
 

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thats great, what were your ambient temps and your idle temps?
 

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I could imagine what he could have done if he had my old 9850. Im in Miami where it was anything but cold and I did stable 3.55 Ghz and validated at 3.6 Ghz. I guess due to lack of good cooling, I killed the CPU. It was on water, but water has its limits. I think he could have done a bit higher than 3.72 Ghz with that CPU.
I still have a 9850 special for sale CP ;)
 
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I have no idea, mate! :D I had my front intake fans warming up my HDD's and that worked out really great, I didn't exactly thought about it but then I checked HWmonitor and they were sitting at 20ish. System temp (ITE chip) were about 3-6C and GPU core was also under 10C. I did the 3Dmark run with Boost on, don't know the highest temps, but it was 20ish on idle. I used 1.56-1.58 Vcore. ACC was +4 +4 +6 +8...

3DMark06:


PiFast


SuperPi


It was pretty cold... Normal 24/7 overclock in this pic


EDIT: Oh, I forgot the 3.7... I had to update my CPU-Z and try again to get an official score to hwbot...
 

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Whats the core voltage?And why doesnt it show in cpu-z?

Edit I posted same time you did.
 
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Whats the core voltage?And why doesnt it show in cpu-z?

Edit I posted same time you did.
Its the voltage on CPU-Z
 

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I did 3718MHz on all cores and I have a screenshot of it....OOPS, just checked the screenshot and my weakest core is 3744 on AOD in that pic... I'll upload the pics to photobucket asap..
what kind of cpu cooler you using?.... and how cold is the ambient temp? :cool:
 

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Amd how you getting your graphics card down to 3c?lol
 
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Well the outside temp was -17C when I just checked it... It could have been somewhere between -15 and -17C.
 
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Whats the core voltage?And why doesnt it show in cpu-z?

Edit I posted same time you did.
when you validate cpu-z it hides the voltage mate..... i guess its a secret they dont like to show....
 

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Nice man, I never thought off clocking individual cores to finish a 3D06 run, good thinking. How did you find the weaker cores?

Also those are some low volts for those high clocks, I could barely hover at 3.45 @ 1.65V for longer than a minute or 2 on my 9950.

Great Chip+ Arctic Weather= High ass clocks.
 

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:laugh:

Im guessing, Lapped Phenom Boxed Heat Pipe Cooler
i figured that much but the boxed cooler has me scratching my head :toast:
 
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It is the boxed cooler that came with my 9950! :p
 
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Nice man, I never thought off clocking individual cores to finish a 3D06 run, good thinking. How did you find the weaker cores?

Also those are some low volts for those high clocks, I could barely hover at 3.45 @ 1.65V for longer than a minute or 2 on my 9950.

Great Chip+ Arctic Weather= High ass clocks.
I have found them after... could I say sufficient amount of priming and benching.. :D

And it is true that Phenoms like cold more than volts. I would definately like to know what is the cold bug temp in agena. I've read it could be somewhere around -20C... I found that It was more stable with lower Vcore... 1.6 was too much. The sweet spot could be somewhere between 1.5-1.6V... I think my previous CPU-Z score was done with 1.5V or a few 0.0X higher
 

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why im asking is, im in the land of extreme cold and with my H2o cooled down to abient temp of 10c..... my processor is at 12c only for less than a min after boot.... till she starts to warm up.... even though it lowers the cpu temp nicely at 10c room temp... i highly doubt Mez is really running 0c.... i call bs on bad thermal sensors or glitched out temp reading program