Hello! With my Phenom ii 965 on ASRock 970 Extreme motherboard. So far I have been able to overclock the CPU to 4.2 Ghz easily with just multiplier adjustment. But i want to get higher. Remeber I'm using 2 cores only because alot of older games don't use quads. I would like some help with setting voltages to mabye get this higher.
Im using stock cooling and dont get over 50C on prime95 3 hours stable. Im at 1.450 voltage, at 2 cores. Even if i jump 100 mhz up then i have to make voltage to 1.475. I want to get over this 4.2 Ghz limit and make it to around 4.7-4.9 ghz.
Any further bump in voltage will increase your temps at load, I would reccomend a cheap after market cooler, such as a the 212 evo.
@esrever, overclocking isn't just about the FPS boost, it's about the bragging rights!
People have gotten as high as 1.5v core, but I wouldn't reccomend it. I presume you've disabled stepping and CNQ?
According to AMD, max is 1.55V, but it depends on your temps as well. Have you fed your NB a few extra V's?
Ill try adding voltage to my mobo. My mobo is at a cool 20C. Im using a 20 inch desk fan with my case side off for cooling . I have a Cooler master Evo on order and this is temporary. Everything is nice and cool. But i will add more volts to my North Bridge and mabye bump up my Ref. Clock and put my Hyper Transport speed to 2500. Whats a good clock for N.B?
I like to play old games like Oblivion and Morrowind. 4 cores are useless and my computer does not run 24/7 and overheating is a problem with 4 cores. So I can hit 500 mhz faster at 10C less with 2 cores when compared to 4. Plus for these old games i like to do 100V100 battles so I want all the GHZs i can get . I sometimes will only enable 1 core and i can hit 4.8 ghz+ while maintaining a max temp of 45C on stock cooling. So im always trying to push my cpu to the max without creating heat. My clocks are constantly changing and i can keep the cpu relatively cool. I can post some pictures tomorrow to help you assist you