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Phenom II 920 owners - What are your overclocking results?

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Does anyone know if there are any programs that will post accurate temps? from what i've been reading they're off in everest and speedfan or am i reading the wrong stuff?
 

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how is the motherboard? i am planning on buying the same one you got. does it have an option to change the timmings of the ram in the bios?

thanks
I'm very happy with it. It does have the options to change the timings, but you have to hit ctrl-f1 in the main bios screen before those options become visible. Great board for the price.
 

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Thanks Mang.

Buddy of mine that's in to overclocking did some research for me. Apparently there's not really a performance increase turning the HT up, in fact there's not really a performance hit turning it down until around 600. Said he found out that having it up much at all past the stock 1800 can cause some stability issues. I'm going to turn it back down to as close to 1800 as I can without going over and see if maybe that's holding anything back. Gonna leave the NB turned up though.

Also, anyone know much about this ganged and unganged modes for the memory. Buddy was sayin that in most situations and gaming it may be better to have it in ganged mode. What are the requirements to get it in ganged mode? Didn't see any options for it in bios.
Should be an option to change the memory mode in the BIOS. As for the HT, usually keeping it around stock will give you the best stability, that was true with the first gen Phenom's, I'm not sure how that applies to the Deneb's though. The Deneb's area a lot more resilient. I'm at 2250 on both the HT and NB and I have no issues. My only issue is keeping my processor cool, I have to use 1.505v+ to have 100% stability at 3.5 (250HT link, 2250HT (default voltage), 2250NB (1.3v) ).
I thought only the 790 Series had the "Ganged" option.
Anyway... since you wanted to see it all...

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=506506 1.35V in BIOS 1.31V after droop.
 

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I'm very happy with it. It does have the options to change the timings, but you have to hit ctrl-f1 in the main bios screen before those options become visible. Great board for the price.
Thanks, i was reading through the manual and couldn't find any option in the manual to change the timmings, now just have to hope that it overclocks well
 
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I'm booting 3.6GHz now on a board that isn't even on the PII support list.
 

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Nice! how far do you think you can go with water cooling?
 
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That was on a M2R32-MVP board, which doesn't even have voltage control for Phenoms(The voltage controls are blacked out, anyone know how to edit and change this?). The only option for cpu voltage that isn't blacked out is CPU Overvolt. Turning it on took me from 1.34v to 1.44v.
 
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No go, the voltage box is greyed out.
 
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Alright. So my max bootable is 3.8. My current 100% stable 3.5GHz. 8 hours Prime95 stable, 1 hour+ OCCT stable.


Now, 3.7GHz is where I hope to be at next. Still testing.
 
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If I can get my M3A up, I will. Hopefully I can get it fixed :(
 
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Power conserving time!

Anyone else got some results?
I'm now playing with the low voltage settings again to see how much power I can save on my system. I'm still using the default 2.8Ghz clock like I normally do every day, but I've dropped the voltage down lower from the stock 1.35v to 1.232v which is a tick up from the lowest I've been able to go stable (w/o touching CPU VDDA that is).

I've got my system down to using only a teeny wheeny 135W at idle (sitting for a minute or so) which is crazy for a quad core (all cores are still enabled) system. I don't have Cool 'n Quiet or C1E enabled so the cpu clock stays at 2.8Ghz at all times so that speed is not slowed in anyway.

I'll test the lower speed and lower cores as well to see how low I can really get with the system usage. I may use the tri core setting which is going to be more than enough for daily use anyway.
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The crazy part is the usage when the processor is using full power!

SuperPi = 146W (25% usage)
Wprime = 173W (100% usage)
Idle/Internet = 135W

Awesomeness :D

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This is about as far as I think im gonna get on air. anything higher and the computer randomly reboots at about 5-6hrs of occt.