just wondering if anyone is running amd 965 be at 4.2 on linux 64 bit os wanting to see if that os is more stable at higher clocks then windows 7 64 bit seems the best i can do on windows 7 is 4.0 ghz not bad but hearing that peeps r getting 4.2 and higher on windows 32 bit and trying to find out why
I dont own an AMD 965 but I can tell you that 3.4 - 4.2 (800mhz OC) isnt hard to do, so I would say yes, with the right tweaking, you can definitely run 4.2 stable in linux.
thnks for responding i just loaded up linux 64 bit and it running stable at 4.3 went a little higher but was wondering wy it want run stable on windows 7 64 at that clock speed scratching my head over this
could to be due to power management feature of windows 7, i'm not too familiar with linux so I'm not sure how linux manages the CPU, but if you have Cool'n'Quiet or C1E State enabled, that might affect your OC stability in windows 7, also if your power management is set on "Balanced", OS will automatically adjust your CPU clock frequency and scale power accordingly.
so my suggestion is, if you are not too concerned with power consumption, turn off cool'n'quiet and C1E, also set power management in windows 7 to "high performance", also upping the vcore voltage might help too.