Ive never really overclocked before and I was messing with Easy Tune 5 Pro, moved my cpu(Phenom) from 2.3ghz to 2.5ghz and the cpu didnt change in temperature at all even when runing a 2hour stress test.
My question would be is it harmfull for the cpu if it isnt even overheating?
I got it all the way to 2.6ghz without changing anything,no voltages,and no overclocking any other component.
Basically could I leave it at that speed if I didnt change voltages without harming the cpu?,Ive got the biggest Zalman cpu cooler I could find on it the temps didnt even move.
That is the ideal overclock. To increase the speed of the processor without losing stability, without increasing voltages and without increasing temperatures. I would be extremely happy and leave it at 2.6Ghz. Is 2.6 the maximum the AMD overdrive takes the cpu too, in the basic overclocking page?
In EAsy Tune: 2.7 seems to be the max...I tried it and the comp locked up, just under 2.7 was fine..so the max stable would be like 2.68.
From the tech vids for AMD overdrive the 2.2ghz chip was able to go up to 3.0ghz stable(all 4 cores!), I havent been able to find a download for the program it would be VERY usefull for benchmarking to compete with all these darn Intel lovers:-)