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Topic Title: Athlon 64 X2 - Max CPU temp specs changed?
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Created On: 03/06/2006 10:03 PM
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 03/06/2006 10:03 PM
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EdG
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When I built my 4200+ X2 system a few months ago AMD's Quick Ref Guide showed the max cpu temp for my 4200+ (ADA4200DAA5BV) was 65C with vcore of 1.35-1.40V.

I just looked it up and now it says....
Vcore 1.30-1.35V
Max Temp 49-71°C

Same OPN # but different specs?
 03/06/2006 11:05 PM
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zir_blazer
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They probabily write it wrong the first time. Most Rev. E Processors got a Variable value for both Voltage and TMaxCase (That is not related to the maximum temperature that your Processor may run safely at!.
 03/07/2006 08:03 PM
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Well If AMD had the specs wrong, then that might explain why the chips OC so easy, their default vcore from the factory are all set .05V more then they needed to be. <grin>.

Here's a response I got from Charlie @ the INQ.
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Originally posted by: Unknown
This is an educated guess.

They put out a spec that says that CPUs must consume X or less power, run between A and B voltage, and do the following things. As long as the CPU varies stays on those specs, they can put out what they want, and
it looks like they are doing just that.

This is pretty stupid mind you, at least not to include a note saying 'this is different, but it will work'. As long as you can plug it in without a problem, I would classify it as a curiosity.

The difference is probably due to the new SOI sauce they are slowly
rolling out.


Hmmmmmm Maybe these chips are like fine wine and get better with age!
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