|I've upgraded my cpu to the one stated..(also had to flash the bios for it to be recognised, so while at it, will all that be ok?? No need to clear cmos etc is there?)|
Anyway, main question...the athlon64 x2 6000 processor I've installed is the 89w version.
According to AMD, the voltage for this chip is 1.1 to 1.4 volts.
When I looked in the bios, the observed cpu voltage readings were anything between 1.43 & 1.49. SO I manually set the voltage from AUTO to 1.4
Now would this be a recommended thing to do?? Or should I change it back to auto?
Now for the boring background from which this came about...You don't need to read this to answer my query above tho.
Reason this came about was because my pc kept shutting down when burning dvd's. (as if someone cut the power). After buying a better psu,cpu,cooler etc with no joy, I discovered revisions of my mobo had a capacitor fault which caused people's pc's to shut down when burning dvd's!
Apart from RMA'ing it, workarounds were to drop from udma4 to udma2 (seems to work!)
Another workaround which some found helped was to set the voltage for their cpu. (not tested result out for myself yet). I think this was because the pc would shut down if the voltage reached 1.5 or something. Anyway....All this is another story.
MSI k9n-sli mobo
Athlon64 x2 6000+
Gforce 7950gt sli
2 gig ddr2 800mhz mem
Corsar tx 650 psu
Zalman 9700-led cpu cooler