CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 960T (X5 1605T)
24/7 OC: X4 4000Mhz @ 1.475Vcore
Max OC: X5 4000Mhz @ 1,5375Vcore
Unlockable: only X5
Nice Chip, but the problem is that the even not passive cooled mosfets of the Asus M4A87TD/USB3 are running a bit hot under full load.
So it begins throttling to lowest P-state after 10 - 15 min of full load by using prime95, even as X4 @ 4Ghz if it is a warm day (25°C+ room temp).
But its not that big surprise, since they are build to deliver 140 Watt of power to the Cpu and i have measured a bit more than 180+ Watt token from the Cpu @ that Vcore by 4Ghz and full load under prime 95. BTW anything less then that Vcore of 1,475V sooner or later gets unstable by means of freezes or BSoD and stuff like this.
But its not that great problem, because I never had a game that brings that baby to full load @ that clock speed for more than a few seconds, so actually there is no problem at all,...lol.
She runs hottest with this settings on Crysis 2 by 50° - 52°C, @ 26° room - temp!!!
On the other hand, there is no need to OC @ 4Ghz for games in generally FPS increase by only 2 - 5 FPS!!! (it chances nothing at all)
But for encoding wav to mp3 with lame (for example) it goes exactly 33.33% Faster by means of 90% more energy using (@1.475V) so u guys have to choose if its worth it or not!!!
In my opinion for that it would be more efficient running her @ stock speed and Vcore undervolted (mine does it @ X5 with 1.2 V core by using K10stat) but as X5 or X6, since lame uses all available cores and encodes 1 song per core @ the same time.Edited by Astreinomat - 7/7/12 at 5:50am