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Problem with my amd phenom 960t cpu

Discussion in 'Processors and motherboards AMD' started by nicaalex, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. tweakpower

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    If i remember correctly, 3300 is freq of turbo core on 960T, anyway, while CPU was stressed under aida CPU benchmark, turbo core would kick in to it's full (maybe is to due to the different boards, MSI 890).

    Take others suggestion, and disable turbo core, rise MP for 3.4Ghz and you are fine. You can eventually try to unlock that CPU to 6 cores, but that is a bit risky.

    You can manually set max and min voltage for CPU, and it should work with CnQ (for max also), but i don't see problem there, those CPU's go up to (and over) 1.5v under LOAD on some boards.
     
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    i`ve manually set the voltage in bios to 1.35v but the computer didn`t boot so i`ve set the voltage to auto - the only option that works with the cpu .
    the bios cpu voltage doesn`t have an option like min/max voltage is only auto/manual .
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    What motherboard do you have?
     
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    Looks like that board doesn't support offset voltage, which is needed for CnQ.

    Is this your BIOS?

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    yes !
     
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    Does the CPU downclock when it's idle?
    If not, go into Control Panel/power options and make sure the min processor state is not at 100%, if it is lower it to 5% and see if that helps.

    If it's already at 5% then I think you're stuck without CnQ....that board has an older Nvidia chipset which prob supports CnQ 2 which did not need offset voltage. The latest CPU's use CnQ 3.
     
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    yes .
    "If it's already at 5% then I think you're stuck without CnQ....that board has an older Nvidia chipset which prob supports CnQ 2 which did not need offset voltage. The latest CPU's use CnQ 3. "

    the minimum is at 5 and max 100 but before this cpu i`ve had and amd x4 640 wich had cnq 3 , so there is nothing wrong with my mainbord .
     

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    I'm sorry, but i have to jump in here. Different CPU's require different voltage, again, i don't see a problem here apart from turbo core, and I'm not sure why you insist on using it when is much better to simply OC CPU to that freq. and avoid all potential problems with freq. oscilation.

    If you are worried about power consumption, you use CnQ, and that CPU on that board works like that (set by BIOS), and simply by using CnQ you save energy.
     
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    Must be the CPU then....
     
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    the main problem is with idle voltage on this cpu - 1.376v at 800mhz .
    for this should be : 0.825 - 1.40 V
    previous cpu and amd x4 640 at 800 had 1.1v .

    aaa .... and this cpu is not listed on amd site :3eyes:
     
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    As long as you don't have overheat problems i would not worry about it. Here is few things, regardless of freq. of the CPU, if is not used (idle) it will consume less power and produce less heat. We are speaking about 40W difference at worst here.

    If you have overheating problem, well, then, it is different story.
     
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    last night during my navigation on the internet i`ve found that my mainboard has a program called oc tunner where i can manually set the cpu voltage to 1.3v and it`s stable in prime95 for 3 hours without errors .

    thanx a lot guys for your help !
     

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    You mean that in 960T c&q is not working?
    You also mean that 960T's voltage does not goes below 1.35V because offset voltage is off?..
     
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    So. Will someone tell me whats this offset voltage about?

    With previous mobo, cpu core of 960T was 1.35V, with present mobo is 1.375V....
    Not only voltage didnt reduced but raised!
     

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