I have an AMD Phenom X4 9600B 2.3Ghz (supposed to be BLACK EDITION) running on a ASUS M4A78-E mobo
In the BIOS I can not increase the multiplier passed 11.5 which is the default setting for this cpu..I can decrease it all the way down to 5.0 in .5 increments..the only way I can oc is to increase the fsb from 200 to 210, system remains stable and temp idle is 14 and under load 24 ish using a corsair cooler..is the problem with the cpu? or mobo bios?
agree with L f S..
apparently only one vote CPU only, if you mean the BE, see Box at time of purchase should be black.
I think there is nothing wrong in the system, it seems fine. temperature is still cool system you can increase the clock speed back and always keep an eye on the temperature not to overheat when the stress test.
Thanx for the reply..I have given up trying to increase multiplier...through small steps I have increased the ref clock to 235, DRAM @ 783, HT link @ 1600 and cpu volts @ 1.3000volts. the system is stable using 2 gig of Kingston DDR2 800. tried 240 but the systen crashed after 10 mins @ 100% cpu usage.