Im by no means new to overclocking but , I would like to know if anyone has any good advice on the phenom 560 (x2) , ive run it unlocked to 4 but havent really got much out of it , anyways running as a dual core I can get a pretty good overclock out of it. Anyone have any good advice for reaching even higher speeds? Im currently running it on a crosshair v formula with 8 gigs corsair (1600) running at 1600. with 2 radeon 6950's @ 2 gigs each. and can get pretty stable 4.2 out of it. please let me know if theres more we can get out of this chip, thanks
wow, 4.2 is very nice! I am running a PhII 555BE, and have gotten it somewhat stable at 3.92GHz. It has actually upset me, due to the fact that i have bought a $60 after market HSF (Zalman CNPS9900A LED), as it is running IDLE at 40c. The thermal grease was spread very thin as directed, and my case is a Cooler Master HAF X. There should be no issues with heat or air flow with this build, yet my temps say otherwise. Also, for only a medium aggressive OC, the system is much more unstable that i would like it to be. CPUv is at 1.48, 18 count multiplier, and 216 FSB. Any suggestions?
Yeah im 4.2 on water , but on a crossahir formula board as well. you should be able to hit over 4 with this chip since most chips AMD wise max out around 4-4.2 even if they are dual core 2.6 or hex 1100t. I would try to increment up on the voltage one step at a time. I would also try to step the multiplier up a bit a lower the bus for now , most Amd chips like a multiplier around 19.0 19.5 seems to be the sweet spot. let me know what you come up with.
Last night i tried to lower my FSB (200), and it shut down, posted, but would not go to setup/bios...just a black screen. No bueno batman! My highest clock speed was a 4.045GHz running an 18.5 multiplier, 216 FSB, and 1.48v, but temps in BIOS were at 41c. I didnt think that was low for my cooler, and was worried when Prime95 only ran for appr. 2.5 hours. I bought the Zalman because it looked pro rated, and i am still sketchy on stepping into the water cooling platform.