Hey all, I recently got a Phenom II 555 BE and I've been playing with the overclocking abilities (why I bought it of course ). So I've been using the AMD Overdrive benchmark and I noticed that if I raise the ref. clock (overclocking CPU, Ram, and chipset??) I can only get to about 3.8-3.9Ghz stable @ 1.5V but I score about 9800 on the benchmark. however if I use the multiplier (overclocking just the CPU??) I can easily hit 4.1Ghz stable @ 1.5V but my score is no more than 6500.
My question is this, is the benchmark in AMD overdrive accurate meaning that my computer is really that much faster if I overclock everything a little.
OR is it inaccurate meaning that my computer is actually faster if I just overclock the CPU but overclock it more.
Nope, I've got a Radeon HD3650, and if it's important my motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3 (rev 3.0). It's only benchmarking the CPU/RAM because nothing pops up, it's merely a progress bar. I don't use this specific benchmark religiously or anything, I just noticed it when I was stress testing, as in AMD overdrive there's a tab called "Performance Control" when you click that you get sub-tabs and one is Benchmark, another is Stability Test. I was using the stability test and thought I'd try out the benchmark seeing it was right there. It's really rather quick (~4 seconds) and I'm overclocking my CPU/RAM not my GPU. my GPU is crap for O/C...