No idea! I've had it at 3.6 for a couple weeks now just by bumping the multiplier and adjusting the vcore slightly (and, of course, dropping the ddr3 to 1333, something I hadn't been doing until a couple nights ago). I'm guessing I could bump it to 3.8 on the stock cooler once I clean up the case and rotate my motherboard so the 4850x2 isn't blowing hot air down (I don't understand *** it was designed like that; unless I'm missing something, the vast majority of cases would seem to be set up like mine to circulate the incoming air from the bottom of the case through to the back and up out the top and upper rear). Here's a simple question: when bumping the multiplier, does that also impact the video card? And if so, how do I bump the VC voltage to account for that? This is an m4a79xtd bios, btw.
Edit: regarding AOD, I agree, I used autotune a couple times and was so dissatisfied that I restored the bios to default and Windows 7 to a pre-install image. I have to assume these programs are now getting to the point where they suffice for anything but serious overclocking, but I'm still uncomfortable not knowing exactly what's being adjusted and how to account for it in the event that there's instability. On the other hand, I'll probably end up blowing up the internets, so there's that.
Edited by RichardPwnsner - 2/4/12 at 12:09pm