In order to reach frequencies even higher than 3.10 GHz, we increased the core voltage to 1.400 volts in the BIOS. This enabled us to overclock the processor by another 100 MHz. Thus, our 5000+, with its default multiplier of 13x, was now running at 3.2 GHz on a 16x multiplier.
At this voltage, we were unable to go any higher than 3.20 GHz without sacrificing stability.
We selected a 16x multiplier and a core voltage of 1.400 V in the BIOS.
Prime95 completes its stability test at 3.20 GHz as well.
At 3.20 GHz, the system uses a memory divider of 8, resulting in a memory frequency of DDR2-800.
Another of the four promotional Black Edition stickers.
- A Detailed Look At The Black Edition
- 3.10 GHz At Stock Voltage
- 3.20 GHz At 1.400 V
- 3.30 GHz At 1.450 V
- End Of The Line At 3.40 GHz
- Only 75 Watts At 3.10 GHz
- Performance Boost Of Up To 18.5 %
- Faster Than The E65500 And The 6000+
- Compatible Boards Starting At $48
- Test Setup
- Software Configuration
- Benchmarks And Settings
- 3D-Games: Quake 4, Warhammer
- 3D-Games: Supreme Commander, Serious Sam 2
- 3D-Rendering: Cinema 4D, 3D-Studio Max
- Applications: AVG, WinRAR
- Applications: Vista Experience Index
- Applications: Photoshop, PDF
- Applications: Deep Fritz
- Audio Encoding: ITunes, Lame
- Synthetic: Sandra CPU
- Synthetic: Sandra Memory
- Synthetic: Sandra Multimedia
- Synthetic: PC-Mark
- Synthetic: 3D-Mark
- Video Encoding: Xvid, Pinnacle Studio
- Video Encoding: Premiere, Mainconcept
- Video Encoding: HDTV, DivX
- AMD's Promotional Posters For The Black Edition
- Conclusion - An Ideal Upgrade CPU