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I agree. Take these setting from "Auto" to:

Processor-NB Frequency Multiplier > 10.00x

CPU-NB HT Link speed to 1.8 or 2.0 Ghz

Then give CPU-Z another run.
Thanks guys :)

I'll give it a go - Overclocking HT and NT is new to me.. I've only ever really played around with CPU Overclocking, (FSB, voltage, multi, etc..) Is there anything I need to be aware of, other than keeping a close-eye on my motherboard/ Northbridge temps?
 
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This thread has been quite dead some time, but let me do something about it... I haven't been quite comfortable with my air conditioning system :p (aka antec three hundred with variable amount of variable types of fans) and neither the noise... I know the main headache is the HDD's on the front but I want better airflow/noise -ratio in the fan department.

So what I decided to do, is to try the "not-so-famous-in-terms-of-performance" Coollaboratory Metal pads and add 3 Scythe Slip Stream 1900's to the mix.

Now I checked the hardwarecanucks review of the OCZ Vendetta 2 where they tried it with a Noctua NF-P12 1300rpm. The main bad thing was the lowly static pressure on the supplied ADDA fan.
NF-P12 is spec'd @ 1,68 mm H2O, and when I did some research, I found a rating for the Slip Stream @ 2,30 mm H2O.

The reason I went with the high RPM model of Slip Stream was the review on SPCR. According to that, this fan has some real power and still it can spin with low volts and noise, pushing a decent amount of air. And comparing to the results at hwcanucks, it should perform superb, as there is more CFM on the Slip Stream than the Noctua. Well, noise will be different of course... but I want MAX airflow when I need it.

I am not 100% sure, if I'll put 2 of these on the front and one on the Vendetta, or 1 on the back and one on the front, changing the tricool from back to the front...

Reason for choosing MetalPads, was that there is 6 pads in the pack, 3 for GPU and 3 for CPU, I plan to use both. The price is not so bad, and I always like to try something different.

I'll report what's happening once I'll get all the stuff.
 
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Wow, this thread has been dead almost a year now... Well, of course all of you have gone to Phenom II, but I found something interesting today... I went to CPUID.com and thought that I'll update my CPU-Z and HW monitor... and I found this "TMonitor" app. And now it seems I have working turbo on my 9950. It doesn't OC the CPU more when only few cores are stressed, but it uses very variable CPU multiplier. I tested peacekeeper and saw that cores were running 888-3330 (HT ref clock 222 MHz), mainly it kept the few cores at somewhere around 1600 and 2600MHz, which I find interesting. Then I tried wPrime 1.55 and toggled the thread count and saw interesting things happening. TMonitor has very high updating framerate... I do use PhenomMSRTweaker and as I didn't even know what TMonitor is, I just tested it and didn't touch the MSRTweaker...

Don't know if this is old news, well it can't since the app was updated yesterday to support AMD Turbo...

http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/tmonitor/versions-history.html
 

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Wow, this thread has been dead almost a year now... Well, of course all of you have gone to Phenom II, but I found something interesting today... I went to CPUID.com and thought that I'll update my CPU-Z and HW monitor... and I found this "TMonitor" app. And now it seems I have working turbo on my 9950. It doesn't OC the CPU more when only few cores are stressed, but it uses very variable CPU multiplier. I tested peacekeeper and saw that cores were running 888-3330 (HT ref clock 222 MHz), mainly it kept the few cores at somewhere around 1600 and 2600MHz, which I find interesting. Then I tried wPrime 1.55 and toggled the thread count and saw interesting things happening. TMonitor has very high updating framerate... I do use PhenomMSRTweaker and as I didn't even know what TMonitor is, I just tested it and didn't touch the MSRTweaker...

Don't know if this is old news, well it can't since the app was updated yesterday to support AMD Turbo...

http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/tmonitor/versions-history.html
WOW, nice to see this thread come back to life. I've actually moved on to a X6 which I should be receiving soon, still running a Phenom II at the moment. I wish I had one of those puppies, I would love to have some fun with them again :)
 

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LOL CP! since this thread was made there have been ALOT of advances since the Phenom I days. now ACC helps Phenom I CPUs OC better than the older boards
 

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Yeah bro, I don't know why but I like these chips a lot. Probaby since I achieved such great clock with my 9850 which was my first ever impressive overclock, I just fell in love since.
 

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Yeah bro, I don't know why but I like these chips a lot. Probaby since I achieved such great clock with my 9850 which was my first ever impressive overclock, I just fell in love since.
My friend has one and i got to play around with some OCs and his wouldnt OC much but it was fun messing around with it. I compared my phenom II 940BE to his and i got almost twice the scores as him cause of the processors cache
 

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I like being the underdog, I guess that is why I love them so much. It's a challenege. I got mine to 3.6GHz :eek:
 
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I like being the underdog, I guess that is why I love them so much. It's a challenege. I got mine to 3.6GHz :eek:
Yes, I remember you had a nice cherry 9950 CP. My 9850 is still chugging away happily.

You are going to love the x6. The build I did for my buddy 2 days ago was built on the 1055...really cool to see six graphs in AOD status monitor. I didn't get to play with it much but I hope he decides to get into overclocking it. Then we'll have some fun :)

I'm assuming you have the 1090T on the way?
 

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Yes, I remember you had a nice cherry 9950 CP. My 9850 is still chugging away happily.

You are going to love the x6. The build I did for my buddy 2 days ago was built on the 1055...really cool to see six graphs in AOD status monitor. I didn't get to play with it much but I hope he decides to get into overclocking it. Then we'll have some fun :)

I'm assuming you have the 1090T on the way?
I think hes already got it if im not mistaken. i went Intel back in the old phenom I days but i like both alot now. I loved my AMD rigs! thats why im back in the phenom II club with an unlocked X3 720BE!
 

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@chaotic

it was my 9850, the 9950 was average. My 9850 was freakin' golden!!!

@brandon
not yet, I worked out a payment plan so I don't know if I'll have it soon, but it's a huge help just letting me pay little by little and to wait this long. I love TPU.
 
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So it is the 1090T you're getting then?
 

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Yessir :). 4.3GHz stable at prety low voltages :D
 

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Anybody still overclock these CPU's? I would love to get another setup with one of these or a 9850 :D
 

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they be rare chips nowadays
 

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I have one! But I also have a 1055T now too.:rockout:
 

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I have a 9950 in my old M3A32-MVP. Matter of fact, I used this thread when I thought about OCing it.

Not a bad proc, but I moved on to a CHIII + 965BE.
 

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I have a 9950 in my old M3A32-MVP. Matter of fact, I used this thread when I thought about OCing it.

Not a bad proc, but I moved on to a CHIII + 965BE.
They were very fun CPU's, probably because since they didn't overclock that well, I loved the challenge.
 

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IIRC, cdawall has my old 9850 Black. May be able to get it off him for mere pennies?
 

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I have had a lot of the 9950 and 9850s walk accross my desk no idea why they are considered rare
 
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Wow, this thread has been dead almost a year now... Well, of course all of you have gone to Phenom II, but I found something interesting today... I went to CPUID.com and thought that I'll update my CPU-Z and HW monitor... and I found this "TMonitor" app. And now it seems I have working turbo on my 9950. It doesn't OC the CPU more when only few cores are stressed, but it uses very variable CPU multiplier. I tested peacekeeper and saw that cores were running 888-3330 (HT ref clock 222 MHz), mainly it kept the few cores at somewhere around 1600 and 2600MHz, which I find interesting. Then I tried wPrime 1.55 and toggled the thread count and saw interesting things happening. TMonitor has very high updating framerate... I do use PhenomMSRTweaker and as I didn't even know what TMonitor is, I just tested it and didn't touch the MSRTweaker...

Don't know if this is old news, well it can't since the app was updated yesterday to support AMD Turbo...

http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/tmonitor/versions-history.html
Thanks, I sold my 9850BE awhile ago to a friend of mine. I'll get him to try it and see if it works for him too..
 

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Wow, this thread has been dead almost a year now... Well, of course all of you have gone to Phenom II, but I found something interesting today... I went to CPUID.com and thought that I'll update my CPU-Z and HW monitor... and I found this "TMonitor" app. And now it seems I have working turbo on my 9950. It doesn't OC the CPU more when only few cores are stressed, but it uses very variable CPU multiplier. I tested peacekeeper and saw that cores were running 888-3330 (HT ref clock 222 MHz), mainly it kept the few cores at somewhere around 1600 and 2600MHz, which I find interesting. Then I tried wPrime 1.55 and toggled the thread count and saw interesting things happening. TMonitor has very high updating framerate... I do use PhenomMSRTweaker and as I didn't even know what TMonitor is, I just tested it and didn't touch the MSRTweaker...

Don't know if this is old news, well it can't since the app was updated yesterday to support AMD Turbo...

http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/tmonitor/versions-history.html
Sounds about right seeing how there is similar chip logic between phenom 1s and x6s isn't all that different it just lacks the overlocking part of turbo hence why phenommsr tweaker works on all phenoms
 
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Phenoms have came a long way heh? ;)
Yep, I now have two almost identical systems, with the difference being the cpu and there is a noticeable difference, especially with the temperature and ease of overclocking :p