I just applied some AS5. Load temps WERE 77c @ 2.53ghz @ 1.596v w/ no thermal, things are now looking stable at 77c @ 2.66 @ 1.660.
I have been running prime for about 40 minutes now which is much longer than it would run earlier.
I'll let it go for a couple more hours to test it, then I can see if any lower than 1.660v will work.
Ziddey, the beautiful thing about this particular volt mod is that speedstep does not need to be disabled. With my configuration, there is not a single instance where the voltage delivered is less than the voltage required for speedstep. When I am at an idle load (28 degrees c), the voltage is 1.020, which is only 0.032v higher than default @ 6x multiplier. Therefore, the drain of this when idle will be very similar to the drain stock. My max temp just hit 78, nothing to worry about imo.
TSFroggy, are people using the pin mod to overclock, or are they using stock 533 chips or stock 400 chips? Are they using volt mods? Remember, by using the pin mod we are essentially unlocking the multiplier. If you are seeing people running pinmodded 7x5's on ct-479s, please let me know where!
Btw congrats on being the first to run a 745 @ 2.4 w/o volt mods. Seeing that done successfully inspired me to try the 2.0 mod, and well so far... things are looking good!
And one more thing for anyone who is contemplating modding an xps2 - take a look at these benchmarks of the ct-479 adaptor (pay close attention to the gameplay scores @ 2.6ghz) - this thing eats the A64 FX55 for breakfast!http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=133&type=expert