cranking the volts on a 3500 venice
I'm setting up a biostar 6100/410 running a 3500 venice. I've never had great luck ocing this cpu, but this board is being set up for my overclocking pleasure, so I'm cuttin' free baby and gonna juice this puppy.
Okay, okay. End of day at work, getting tired . . . . .
I've read from a number of posts that some folks run vcore at 1.65 with good cooling with the 3500 venice. On my biostar board, to reach an ostensible vcore of 1.65, I have to set my vcore to 1.75. Now per what others have found with this board, that is not unusual, i.e., you have to set the vcore above what the actual vcore is, i.e., set it at 1.75 to yield 1.65 actual vcore. Okay, so I did that, set htt to 240, mult 11, conservative mem settings, and was able to prime for like 10 minutes and passed the very first round, but my temps were creeping up to 60C and I only had the stock hsf on it, so I stopped. Nevertheless, I've NEVER been able to get that far on prime before with those bios settings and this chip, so that was a successful run, if brief.
Okay, so here's my question. I'm expecting a zalman hsf tomorrow, the 7000, to provide better cooling. Assuming that the zalman does indeed keep the temps in check, what's the safest max temp with this cpu? How about max vcore? I know this may shorten the life of the cpu, but hey, I don't expect to keep it for 10 years. But if I can safely run it at those vcore settings for another year or two, I'm game. Thanks, gotta run.
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