I don't know if I'm insane or not, but I did over clock this peace of AMD to 4800.08MHz. I was amazed aswell, since I read about this chinese guy (http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2198970) that did it at 4400MHz with stock voltage. So, I decide, lets give it a try. This CPU can fly high with a price tag of £50+.
Both test where carried out for 20 minutes more o less, for safety reasons. You see, I don't have a good airflow in this old case, so, it's around 32C*, so, it really adds up to the heating up of the cores (prove in the screenshoots)
First Test Explanation:
I decided to test out the new shiny heat sink that I got today, and Voila, it didn't heat over 46 degrees, for the whole 10 minutes, nothing at all. The temperature was jumping between 44 and 46, but not above. For safety reasons, I will not stress anymore (check the in the HWMonitor my airflow temp........
Second Test was a litter tougher, since I had to get the right bus speed, since my computer freezes after anything above 125. This time, I left ii run for 15mins, in order to see if it was a fluke, or it was capable of doing it so. It got all the way to 57 degrees but it dropped back to 56 for about 5mins (i suspect it might keep increasing). Then again, this is just the heatsink doing all the cooling.
I still don't see why the black out with bus above 125, but, i need to get it sorted.
So far, so good, if u need more test, tell me, or more prove, either way is fine. nothing longer than 20mins, I don't want to make a crisp out of my hardware with no extra fans.
Pretty nice clocks. I suppose they did not release a full line of Phenom II and Athlon IIs because it would have made all the money spent on Bulldozer development moot. Too bad, it still would not compete with Sandy Bridge clock for clock but it would have been better than Bulldozer.