Overclocking - Hitting The Limit At 2.70 GHz, Continued
Once you have achieved a stable clock speed at the default voltage when overclocking the Phenom processor, even a voltage tweak won't help much. The best you can hope for is to squeeze out a little more performance. Considering the jump in power consumption, as well as the associated increase in thermal dissipation, this minor performance increase is usually not worthwhile. At least, that was our experience with our review sample.
The Prime95 torture test was stable at 2.70 GHz.
At a CPU frequency of 2.70 GHz, the memory runs slightly faster than at 2.60 GHz.
|Phenom Memory Dividers|
|CPU Frequency||Divider 5||Divider 6||Divider 7|
With the Phenom 9600 Black Edition running at 2.70 GHz, the RAM operates at DDR2-771.
|Phenom 9600 Black Edition @ 2.70 GHz|
|CPU Frequency||2.70 GHz (+ 17.39%)|
|internal FSB/HTT||200 MHz / 1800 MHz|
|Core Voltage||1.400 V (+ 0.150 V)|
|Memory Frequency||DDR2-771 (385 MHz)|
|Memory Latency||CL 4.0-4-4-12|
Our Phenom 9600 Black Edition possesses an overclocking potential of 17.4%.