So I have never been much of a great OCer, or that in general which is why I always turn to this forum... my question is...
Can I get more out of my AMD Phenom II X4 3.5ghz HDZ970FBGM?
1) My MB is an Asrock M3A770DE & use a Hyper212 for Cooling.
2) I had an X3 in there that I changed the FSB from 200 to 230 and went from 3.0ghz got 3.45ghz out.
3) I use HWMonitor + CpuZ to check my temps and ID on the CPU.
4) I use Prime95 and don't change settings and blend it for a while to check stability.
My Motherboard had a default voltage in BIOS @ 1.475.
I'm at 1.4825volts 3.9ghz X 19.5multiplier.
Haven't changed any FSB.
Temps using Hardware Monitor hit 40c on max load /w Prime95, 20-25c normally.
I know inaccuracies exist with voltage reads + temperature measures and some consider using a digital multimeter.
Cpu-Z is reading 1.520V when BIOS voltage reads 1.485V.
Is my volts too high? Should I try under clocking it for higher ghz? (Is that even possible? I heard from Toms it might create more stability... etc.)
CPU/north bridge,set @2400mhz to stabilize CPU, maybe 1.25 to 1.3 volts.I am currently running same chip @3.9 GHz with 1.404 volts with a cpu/nb@2400mhz stable with an asus m5a97evo. Yours should see similar results.Try not to go over 1.45 volts,this voltage should get you 4.0 to 4.1 GHz stable..