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Old 06-29-2009, 06:36 PM   #1
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i'm getting the phenom II x4 955 which has a unlocked multiplier, is there a limit to how far i can raise it? if i do raise it will it make the cpu hotter, or make it so i'll have to raise the voltages?

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i'm getting the phenom II x4 955 which has a unlocked multiplier, is there a limit to how far i can raise it? if i do raise it will it make the cpu hotter, or make it so i'll have to raise the voltages?

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Unlocked chips can go pretty high. But, the higher you clock it, the more you have to bump your voltage up. That translates to a lot more heat and power being consumed.
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what r some programs i can use to test to see if its stable?
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what r some programs i can use to test to see if its stable?
You want to run Memtest on your memory to check if it's functional.

Prime95 is a great program to test for stability.

RealTemp is a great program to check temperatures.

CPUID is good for checking statistics.
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