Optimizing Your Phenom II Overclock For Efficiency

Settings: 2.8, 3.0, And 3.2 GHz

Phenom II X4 940 BE @ 2.8 GHz

The first CPU setting we tried was 2.8 GHz core clock speed, which we chose to simulate the AMD Phenom II X4 920. The first screenshot shows Cool’n’Quiet settings at idle; the second the regular speed settings.

Phenom II X4 940 BE @ 3.0 GHz

3.0 GHz is the Phenom II X4 940's stock clock speed.

Phenom II X4 940 BE @ 3.2 GHz

3.2 GHz was possible without making any changes to voltages. Let’s look at the significant overclocks on the next page.