The OverDrive utility is a handy and convenient alternative to the more long-winded BIOS settings you have to flip through in an effort to fine-tune your desired overclocking settings. With OverDrive, you can take care of all settings directly in Windows, and you don’t even have to restart to try a new set of operating parameters.
OverDrive Main Screen
The main screen provides a comprehensive overview of clock speeds and voltage settings. You can play with the HyperTransport base clock and multiplier, the processor multiplier maximum, Turbo CORE options, and the all-important voltage settings.
Turbo CORE Selection
It’s possible to tell the system how many cores should be accelerated by the Turbo CORE feature. Keep in mind that a large selection will limit the effectiveness of this function because there will be little thermal headroom to increase clock speeds on multiple cores.
- Overclocking AMD’s Six-Pack
- AMD Phenom II X6
- Test Platform And The Competition
- Turbo CORE In Action
- Overclocking With AMD’s OverDrive Utility
- Overclocking Steps: 3.2 To 4.0 GHz
- Test Setup And Overclocking Table
- Benchmark Results: Synthetics
- Benchmark Results: PCMark And 3DMark Vantage
- Benchmark Results: Applications
- Benchmark Results: Archiving Tools
- Benchmark Results: Audio/Video
- Power Consumption
- Single-Thread Efficiency
- Multi-Thread Efficiency
- Overall Efficiency