Discussion in 'TechPowerUp Club Forum' started by ShadowFold, Dec 22, 2008.
Its at stock speed though, is the thing. I'm gonna tell him to clear cmos.
HTPC Question; More cores or faster cores? Right now battling between the idea of a 555 Black @ x2 3.8Ghz or x4 @ 3.2Ghz? Trying to keep the vcore near stock or undervolted due to heat.
What you guys think? The PC does get used but barely and I very rarely ever have to encode on it.
I would say save your money and overclock that dual core.
What are you using the HTPC for gaming, other, etc...?
Hi Kevin!!! The x2 unlocks just fine to x4. Still keep it to a faster x2?
It's basically an all around use rig but mainly to watch AVI's and Win MCE.
WELCOME BACK NORTON & KEVIN!!! XD
If it's just for movies I would say keep it a dual core and have it cool and quiet and when you need the extra boost you could load up a bios setting of it at 3.8ghz and use it like that
EDIT: I never left
Probably more cores- thanks to it being an unlockable 555, you have the options
i.e. should I buy a 2 core or a 4 core... BOGO courtesy of AMD
LOL @ never left
Well hey I just did a 3dm06 run on it and CPU sensor shows 55C on stock @ x4 3.2Ghz. GPU shows 46C. Guess I will keep it there and start working on undervolting. But more thought into this, with very little ram in that machine, I probably wont make use of the extra cores since I cant multitask on it much....
Oh also here's my 3dm06 results
Not too too bad for a 720p gamer. just a touch slower than the wifes power hungry 3870. But that's also stock clocks with CPU @ X4 3.2Ghz.
Here's the temps
with very sweet temperature see at attached file
those are some low temps for a HTPC, yeah I would say keep it at a quad core then, even oc it a bit
Beaast! What kid of cooling you got on that? A 360 rad?
It's a modified H50 loopy with push and pull
OUU purty. What was the point of cutting the tubes if you're gunna use the stock parts?
and you were ticked cuz it wouldn't unlock to 6 core
Yeah it wouldn't unlock. So upset!
Want to see the water running very well on those tubes.
ahh kk what's your full load like?
38-40 full load on prime95, this chip is very cool rather than my previous fx-4100.
... Your full load is me watching youtube... Wanna switch?
Wow, sweet temps; and awesome clock. Your voltage is make me want to scream.
That voltages made my chip stable, amd can handled that voltages, i've been searched about the highest voltages for my chip, i'm not worrying. Happy now.
I've run mine at 1.65 before, for benching at higher clocks. But not for 24/7; I didn't want to risk it with safe voltage for thubans at 1.55.
Yea 24/7 don't keep it above 1.55 man, back it down for everyday use
@huskie, while your voltage is scary for 24/7, the clock speed makes me happy.
I'm not using 24/7 because i have job 12hrs straight. That's good for my pc.
So you turn it off? Or does it downclock/undervolt when not in use?
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