AMD 4200+ Overclock. Temp advice!

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Found 11th Apr 2009
Hi all,
Just abit of advice needed by any OC heads out there....
i have a newly built PC AMD AM2 4200 i have managed to OC from 2.2ghz to 2.7ghz Stable...

I am using a ASUS m2n68-cn MOBO and a Arctic cooler Freezer pro cpu fan.
The temps seem alittle on the highside...(49-50c stressed) 41-43 Idle

i had to replae the MOBO as the last (gigabyte) was faulty(soundcard), but temps on that where in the low 40c.

I know this CPU has a max temp of 65c --- I dont want to damage the CPU, is 50c OK?

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i always found them to be unstable over 55-56 in real life usage esp gaming, but 50 should be be fine, dunno why u just didn't disable onboard audio and buy new sound card on other board tho?

Keep it below 50degC for sure. The temp diode on the board is actually only a relative reading, not an actual one. This means that it's not easy to compare temps from two different boards. Make sure you have adequate cooling over the mobo power mosfets too.

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maddogb;4895479

i always found them to be unstable over 55-56 in real life usage esp … i always found them to be unstable over 55-56 in real life usage esp gaming, but 50 should be be fine, dunno why u just didn't disable onboard audio and buy new sound card on other board tho?



Hi Maddogb,
thank for the reply, down to about 48c now with side fan on. Although i cant understand why there is such a different between both core reading core0 48c core1 is 42c.

The other Mobo was only a month old so i got a replacement. apart from the temps this one has more options and seems alot better,

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Heavertron;4895498

Keep it below 50degC for sure. The temp diode on the board is actually … Keep it below 50degC for sure. The temp diode on the board is actually only a relative reading, not an actual one. This means that it's not easy to compare temps from two different boards. Make sure you have adequate cooling over the mobo power mosfets too.



Thank for the info Heavertron,
im going to run Othos for a few hours and see if there's any difference. i know the thermal paste has a "burn in " period of about 150hrs for optimum heat dissipation.

I am using generic Thermal paste....any opinions on Arctic silver pastes#?

Arctic silver may get you 2-3 degC improvement.

I can't speak for the Athlon 64 X2 4200+ but I'd generally not even begin to worry until a CPU hit 65-70°C.

Do you know which version of the Athlon 64 X2 4200+ you're using? If it's the 89W TDP version then 50°C is about what I'd expect, I'm using a 95W TDP Q6600 and get similar load temperatures.

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what do you use to measure temperatures? CoreTemp?

I use RealTemp, but I don't know what it's like with Athlons.
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