So i overclocked the 1090T i got a few days ago, does an okay job, v core higher than i expected, but probably because my cpu - nb voltage is on auto stock.
I know ram timing varies for different people, but what is the average safe timing & volt people typically get? also my bios doesn't show how much the current CPU - NB Voltage is at, so is there a way to monitor that? would push the CPU NB Speed to 3000, but apparently all i know how is to increase the Northbridge Voltage and not the CPU to NB one.
Would increasing the HT Link do anything worthwhile for me?
CPU Model: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T BE
CPU Stepping: Unsure
CPU Frequency: 4000 MHz
CPU vCore: 1.48V
CPU Multiplier: 20x
CPU Turbo: Disabled
CPU NB Speed: 2600 MHz
HT Link Speed: 2000 MHz
RAM Speed: DDR3-1600
RAM Timings: 9-9-9-24-1T
RAM Configuration: A-Data 4 GB (2 x 2 GB)
RAM vDIMM: 1.66V
Motherboard: MSI 790FX-GD70
Chipset/Socket: AM3, 790FX + SB750
Cooling: Thermalright Silver Arrow
Temps: 18C Idle / 45C Load
Operating System: Windows 7
Stable/Suicide/Untested: Stable 6+ hours
I just put a thread up pertaining to OCing the NB & HT I got both set to 2600MHz@1.2v..It gives me a much smoother OS enviroment and games are a bit faster in the fps department...I am gonna try NB&HT --->2800 MHz@1.2v tonight....fingerscrossed...BTW I would take those CPU-NB voltage off of auto and enter between 1.1 and 1.2v for the values to lock them in..my MOBO had those values way out of range in the auto setting
They only bounce no more than 100 MHz when set to auto...CPU-Z will show this bounce in frequency..to OC the NB and HT or any OC is to do it manually..especially voltages..I noticed a good improvement with both OCed..haven't tried the HT OC by itself with NB set to default to see the difference though
different speed RAM will have loose or tight timings depending on the modules you can get them a little tighter....5-5-5-15 is normally DDR2 800....6-6-6-20 is usually DDR2 1066..The faster the RAM the looser the timings have to be
Voltages: As a rule of thumb, I don't leave any on Auto. Just use manual defaults to make sure it doesn't auto-scale any with clock rate. Sometimes mobos overvoltage quite a bit. Lowjack touched on this, but I wanted to expand it to suggest manual settings for all voltages.