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Making Lemonade: Overclocking Your Locked AMD Processor
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System Hardware
Processor
AMD Phenom II X3 710 (Heka), 2.6 GHz, 2000 MHz HT, 6MB L3 Cache
Motherboard
MSI 790FX-GD70 (Socket AM3), 790FX / SB750, BIOS 1.3
RAM
4.0 GB Corsair TR3X6G1600C8D, 2 x 2048MB, DDR3-1333, CL 8-8-8-24 at 1.65V
Hard Drive
Western Digital Caviar Black WD 6401AALS, 640GB, 7200 RPM, 32MB Cache, SATA 3.0 Gb/s
Graphics Card
AMD Radeon HD 4870 512MB GDDR5
750 MHz GPU, 900 MHz GDDR5
Power Supply
Antec True Power Trio 550W
Cooler
Xigmatek HDT-S1283
System Software and Drivers
OS
Windows Vista Ultimate Edition, 32-bit, SP1
DirectX Version
Direct X 10
Display Driver
Catalyst 9.7
Benchmark Configuration
3D Games
World In Conflict
Patch 1009, DirectX 10, timedemo, 1280x1024, Very High Details, No AA / No AF
Productivity
Autodesk 3ds Max 2009
Version: 11.0, Rendering Dragon Image at 1920x1080 (HDTV)
Synthetic Benchmarks and Settings
3DMark Vantage
Version: 1.02, Performance Preset, CPU score
Sisoftware Sandra 2009 SP3
Version 2009.4.15.92, CPU Arithmetic, Memory Bandwidth
Overclocked Settings

Stock
Stock VCore OC
Max OC
Tweaked OC
CPU Core Speed
2,600 MHz
3,444 MHz
3,744 MHz
3,744 MHz
Northbridge Speed
2,000 MHz
2,120 MHz
2,016 MHz
2,592 MHz
HT Link Speed
2,000 MHz
2,120 MHz
2,016 MHz
2,016 MHz
Memory Frequency / Timings
DDR3-1333, 8-8-8-24 2T
DDR3-1412, 8-8-8-24 2T
DDR3-1546, 8-8-8-24 2T
DDR3-1546, 8-8-8-24 2T
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