I asked this same thing a long time ago but never found an answer and anyways I really want to overclock my CPU now. My specs:
AsRock 970 Pro3 mobo (AM3+ of course)
HD 7950 (just thought I'd include that)
So I basically am just curious as to why even the SLIGHTEST overclock of +0.5x core multiplier will make for this strange lag in games such as Minecraft. I have a video for you to watch.
Basically, when in the game, there isn't fps drops or lag like that, but it's much worse in my opinion. It's this lag that makes my character glitch around and makes the game feel almost like it's running faster or something than it should (if that makes any sense), because it feels like it's just WTF WEIRD.
Any help is appreciated. This ALSO happens if I under-clock too, just say'n.
What voltage do you use? Did you disable turbo? Also remember that at some point performance is lower if you clock it too high. My 8150
got to almost 5Ghz but performance was worse than when I clocked it to 4.7Ghz...over time I realized that the differences are so minimal that there is no reason to torture the CPU so right now I am 4.2. If you want to see more performance increase in games clock your 7950.
well when i attempted to overclock (about 2 weeks ago) i used amd overdrive disabled turbo and bumped it slowly up to around 4ghz. I ran a stress test for 2 hours got no errors and max temp was like 65C. The voltage was 1.3? i dont remember exactly but i had disabled all power saving features in bios, and set it so the fan connected to my wate rcooler ran on max. Then when i went to run far cry 3 i got horrible micro stuttering. Every game i ran was like that, and as soon as i set it to default it went back to normal.