Wednesday, October 31st 2007

AMD Overdrive Software Utility

Some good news for all future AMD Phenom owners. AMD is developing a software called "AMD Overdrive". Just like nTune, it can adjust different CPU system parameters. The software utility can also change the multiplayer of each core on the fly.

Source: Expreview
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21 Comments on AMD Overdrive Software Utility

#1
mandelore
this was posted already... but hey, I think overdrive is so cool it deserves a place on the front page ;)
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#2
happita
certainly does look cool and rather simple
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#3
von kain
i looks simple but always remember that if it is simple its is light (in memory ) and powerful (ok usally the simpliest thing are the stronger )
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#4
erocker
It would be awesome if that could work on non-phenom cpu's.
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#5
Helvetica
Anybody know of something like this for Kentsfield Quad CPUs? I can't find OC utility in my BIOS.
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#6
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
doesnt overclocking in windows crash the pc 90% of the time?? Ive tried doing it a few times even with ofteare that came with my mobo but it always ended with a crash
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#7
panchoman
Sold my stars!
good move by amd..

isn't there ati overdrive too?
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#8
Kreij
Senior Monkey Moderator
by: panchoman
good move by amd..

isn't there ati overdrive too?
Yes, it's one of the options in the Catalyst Control Center if you have a board that supports OC'ing.
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#9
WBaS
by: FreedomEclipse
doesnt overclocking in windows crash the pc 90% of the time?? Ive tried doing it a few times even with ofteare that came with my mobo but it always ended with a crash
Exactly, overclocking is much much much more reliable/stable through the BIOS. Interesting tool, but I still question its stability being an OC software...
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#10
Drac
amd is making all the possible to catch more clients as i see, but they wont won intel if phenom is not faster the intel's respective cpu's
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#11
panchoman
Sold my stars!
i use the biostar overclocking utility in windos , gives me same results as bios..
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#12
p_o_s_pc
F@H&WCG addict
by: FreedomEclipse
doesnt overclocking in windows crash the pc 90% of the time?? Ive tried doing it a few times even with ofteare that came with my mobo but it always ended with a crash
i have used nTune and easytune 5 and i almost never have a crash if i remember to up the v-core before i set the new clock.
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#13
FatForester
Well in this case, considering AMD is creating it, and that it will be on their own chipset, then there shouldn't be many problems. That's pretty cool you can OC each core by itself. It kinda kills the purpose of their tri-core chips, since the cool thing about them was higher clocks. Oh well, I'm not complaining.
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#14
devguy
by: FatForester
It kinda kills the purpose of their tri-core chips, since the cool thing about them was higher clocks. Oh well, I'm not complaining.
:confused: What does this mean?
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#15
p_o_s_pc
F@H&WCG addict
by: FatForester
Well in this case, considering AMD is creating it, and that it will be on their own chipset, then there shouldn't be many problems. That's pretty cool you can OC each core by itself. It kinda kills the purpose of their tri-core chips, since the cool thing about them was higher clocks. Oh well, I'm not complaining.
i would like something like this for mt X2 because 1 core can go higher than the other. I can get 2.59ghz on core 1 but core 0 shits out.
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#16
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Wow, they got 3.2 ghz on one core, 2.9 on the other. It looks like whatever proc they are using is an uber ocer.
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#17
TheGuruStud
by: WBaS
Exactly, overclocking is much much much more reliable/stable through the BIOS. Interesting tool, but I still question its stability being an OC software...
Maybe if you have a shitty MB or other components. I can't say that I've had a problem with solid parts. Even with my sister's old K7 O/ced 600 mhz (cheap biostar, no name ram o/ced too) from windows, it's 100% stable. I haven't even tried to do any more (I'm sure it could).

Certain boards and chipsets do suck (like VIA), but depending on how much you try to change (or what's available), the Nvidia chipsets seem to work well. The software itself can be buggy (which I suppose is the inherent problem), but the new ntune ver hasn't given me any probs. Since, AMD is releasing it, I would bet that it's going to be solid.
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#18
p_o_s_pc
F@H&WCG addict
My old Intel i810 chipset with PNY ram on a OEM board went from 950mhz to 1.3ghz in windows STABLE!
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#19
wolverineI
ntune is known for killing the bios on dfi mobos.done it myself but i have bios savior.
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#20
AthlonX2
HyperVtXâ„¢
never killed my dfi bios? actually thats the first ive heard of that
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#21
wolverineI
check out dfi street,in big bold letters.actually diy street now
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