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X4 955 OC results and concerns

Last response: in Overclocking
April 28, 2010 6:08:52 PM

Hello, I'll start my linking my specs

Phenom X4 955 C3
Asus M4A79XTD
Sapphire 5850
G.Skill 4gb DDR3-1333 7-7-7-21 T2 @ 1.5v

I'm fairly new to OCing but overclocking a BE is fairly easy. So far, I've been able to reach 3.7ghz (18.5 multiplier) however I had to increase my cpu voltage to 1.400v to make it Prime95 stable. At 100% load, (using P95) it's running very hot (around 58 degrees). I'm using a Hyper 212 cooler. I set my bios cpu voltage to 1.400, it is showing 1.375 on CPU-Z, not sure why there is a difference.

Is having the pc stable using P95 necessary? I could probably decrease the cpu voltage or reach 3.8ghz instead.

Thanks for the help

More about : 955 results concerns

April 28, 2010 6:25:48 PM

Ran 3dmark06 @3.8ghz (x19) at 1.400 volt without a problem.