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SOLVED Voltages for Athlon M/brds

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Rich

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Its appears that motherboards with voltage adjustments in
the mobo bios are very good for changing the default voltage
for a athlon 1GHZ for example from 1.75v to 1.575, this has
allowed me to use my cpu at 1010mhz (1.63 core voltage) without
any problems, the .06 of a volt is always added for some reason, I
use a K7 msi pro 2 A mobo, this has shaved 8 celcius off my previous
max of 49 Celcius, and currently runs at 38C - 42C full load, I do
have 2 fans over my cpu, which is important. Anyway it is a good way
of keeping cpu temperatures down, and 1.65 volt is AMD's min spec
for socket A athlons, they also say 90C is the max cpu temperature, but
honestly after 50 C has been meet expect problems, atleast thats
my experience.
 

Eriksson

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What kind of cpu are you using?
Generally you can play with the voltage at rated speed, but in most cases Duron/Tbirds can get higher speed with more voltage.
My 700 duron does not post over 900 mhz at 1.6V, however it is currently running stalbe at 1100mhz with 2.1V core.
 
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Rich

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I use a Athlon 1ghz at 101 x 10, I did have a duron 700 oc at 900 with
a 1.725 v core on cpu, my mobo will not allow over 1.91 volts even with
the special oc bios from MSI, I messed it up but lead solder did not
keep the L1 bridges closed anyway so got athlon 1 ghz instead, and by
the way there is a big difference in 3D games comparing it to a duron, and
this atleast pleased me, but it stung me 100 quid more ouch!