Re: Question on thermal power, stepping and architechture
On my prior build w/ the X2 4400+, I had a Prime95 stable overclock at 2.65gHz by increasing the voltage to 1.5v. I cooled the chip w/ an Arctic Freezer 64.
From everything I've read/heard, you're pretty safe at 1.5v and under as long as your temps are good.
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