dam i got my vanilla 2600 at 4.4 on air

Avatar image for nikeswoosh
#1 Edited by nikeswoosh (940 posts) -

and im not even breaking 60c.....specs as follows

of course amd 2600

msi b450 gaming plus

16 gigs ram

msi armour 570 8g and my cooler is a deepcool gammaxx gte

i really didnt think id get this much out of it...and yes my room has ac so it nice and cool in here.

and volts are 1.375 ......haven't tried lower yet

Avatar image for JigglyWiggly_
#2 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (24625 posts) -

Yeah that's not stable.

Avatar image for nikeswoosh
#3 Posted by nikeswoosh (940 posts) -

@JigglyWiggly_: I beg to differ

Avatar image for nikeswoosh
#4 Posted by nikeswoosh (940 posts) -

@JigglyWiggly_: ive run AIDA64 for a half hour and temps just reach 70c

Avatar image for JigglyWiggly_
#5 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (24625 posts) -

@nikeswoosh said:

@JigglyWiggly_: ive run AIDA64 for a half hour and temps just reach 70c

AIDA64 does not test stability well at all, it is very easy to pass with an unstable system. Run OCCT.

Avatar image for Yams1980
#6 Edited by Yams1980 (3514 posts) -

thats impressive if you can run it without crashes. But just a 30 min stress test doesn't mean its for sure stable for the long term.

My 4700k i7 i have locked stable at 4.4ghz for years now, but anytime i try to hit above that i will eventually get a bluescreen, and it usually takes me days of tests to expose it even though i passed some quick stress tests.

It would often expose instabilities not even with something like prime95 or even more stressful intel burn test, but would expose it using just a simple x264 compression with virtualdub which didn't even stress most of the instructions on the cpu but would still expose bluescreens i couldn't get from synthetic & non realistic tests.

After i get like 60 minutes stability with prime95 i often verify it further with video compression and have 2 or 3 x264 compression tasks going at the same time. If it survives a couple weeks of this type of abuse, its stable. I always have lots of video to compress so it made sense to use this as a stability testing method without needlessly wasting electricity. Plus its the most stressful everyday workload I use on my pc.

Avatar image for PredatorRules
#7 Posted by PredatorRules (12447 posts) -

Noctua D15?

Avatar image for Grey_Eyed_Elf
#8 Posted by Grey_Eyed_Elf (6460 posts) -

Aida64 doesn't push the CPU much... I get almost 10c cooler temps running AIDA 64 than I do running one cinibench run.

If it can run several cinebench tests in a row it should be okay.

Avatar image for DragonfireXZ95
#9 Posted by DragonfireXZ95 (25389 posts) -
@Grey_Eyed_Elf said:

Aida64 doesn't push the CPU much... I get almost 10c cooler temps running AIDA 64 than I do running one cinibench run.

If it can run several cinebench tests in a row it should be okay.

How is Prime95 compared to Cinebench? I've only ever used Prime95.

Avatar image for Grey_Eyed_Elf
#10 Posted by Grey_Eyed_Elf (6460 posts) -

@DragonfireXZ95 said:
@Grey_Eyed_Elf said:

Aida64 doesn't push the CPU much... I get almost 10c cooler temps running AIDA 64 than I do running one cinibench run.

If it can run several cinebench tests in a row it should be okay.

How is Prime95 compared to Cinebench? I've only ever used Prime95.

Same as Aida 64... I can run Prime for over half an hour on a unstable overclock, on cinebench not even 10 seconds before it crashes.

Cinebench became my default CPU overclock test bench a while ago... If your chip can survive multiple cine bench all core tests in a row its pretty much stable.

Avatar image for ronvalencia
#11 Edited by ronvalencia (28096 posts) -

@nikeswoosh: Your PC is good enough for RX 5700, RX 5700 XT, RTX 2060 Super and RTX 2070 Super GPU upgrade.