I just bought a Phenom II X4 940 AM2+ with a Thermaltake SpinQ heatsink and I was wondering how far you can overclock and still keep it very stable? The current clock speed is the factory standard 3.00Ghz with a preset 15x multiplier (so 15x200). I read some things saying it can overclock up to 3.6Ghz and also why does it say in BIOS 3.00Ghz (3000Mhz) but on my desktop it says 2.99Ghz?
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dont know how good that spinQ heatsink is but use amd overdrive to overclock and see how far you can push it then go into bios and change the settings their. As long as the temps are good you should be good with overclocking, how far you can push it is up to you but remember to test it with prime 95 for stability. if temps are good and its stable your good to go.
@OP, he reason you see 2.99GHz is that the base clock fluctuates just a little bit
+1 to zipzoomfly, there are plenty of posts on Tom's regarding this subject
also, no one will be able to tell you where that processor will cap, each one is different and has its own limitations