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How's my overclock?? AMD Phenom II rig

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#1
Hey this is my current OC. Today tightened the RAM timings. :) :toast:

 

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cpu core 1V?? turn off cnq

u still using your kingston memory?
 
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Hes running 1.37v,thats a pretty good OC i had a phenom 2 940 before and it didnt OC nearly as good.
 
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@de.das.dude- Voltage is 1.378 V LLC on. CnQ is on too. I prefer keeping it on since the CPU consumes too much power at load(sometimes the UPS screams even :p ) and yep I am still on my Kingston memory. They rock. :p :)

@All- You got it right. :)
 

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You actually might get a little better memory bandwidth if you get your CPU/NB speed closer to 2.4-2.5Ghz rather than 2.8Ghz. I've seen benchmarks done where the CPU/NB scales better as clocks go up. 2.8Ghz is better if your CPU was running at something like 4.4Ghz or more.
 
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Yeah I tried it but the speed decreases. :p
 

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I run my NB @ 2600 for 4Ghz
I also do my core overclocking with PhenomMSRtweaker (nb is set in the bios)
 
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Hes running 1.37v,thats a pretty good OC i had a phenom 2 940 before and it didnt OC nearly as good.
I too had a Phenom II x4 940 OC'ed at 3.60GHz w/1.375v. 600MHz OC was great.
 
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Must be a good chip. When I had my Crosshair III Formula and 955BE C3, I think I needed like 1.45v LLC to do 3.9 and somehow I was able to get 4050MHz @ 1.5v stable in IntelBurnTest and everything else.

I'm a little scared that you're running this on a board that only has a 4+1 phase CPU VRM using D2PAK MOSFETs that aren't under a heatsink, along with a stock AMD cooler. What are your temperatures looking like under load, and what stability testing programs have you run besides memory benchmarks?
 

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Factory cooler starts making noise when room temp hits 80 degrees and that's with cnq on. overclocking cnq just causes more issues just like the factory windows power profiles
 
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@Jstn7477-Yeah I know. But it seems fine. And I have tried 50 runs of Intel Burn Test and 8 hrs of prime95 in the Large FFT mode(max heat and CPU stress). And found it stable.
 

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@Jstn7477-Yeah I know. But it seems fine. And I have tried 50 runs of Intel Burn Test and 8 hrs of prime95 in the Large FFT mode(max heat and CPU stress). And found it stable.
Play a game now. My 3820 will be stable on OCCT (Linpack), IntelBurnTest, P95 and crunching, but occasionally if it really isn't stable, SC2 will crash when a map starts to load. Granted a little extra voltage always fixes the issue, but play around with it. :toast:
 

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@Jstn7477-Yeah I know. But it seems fine. And I have tried 50 runs of Intel Burn Test and 8 hrs of prime95 in the Large FFT mode(max heat and CPU stress). And found it stable.
small FFT or bled is usually more accurate