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AMD FX 8150 Zambesi

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So i can run this cpu at 4.5Ghz but i dont really see a performance increase from 4.2Ghz to 4.5Ghz besides the higher voltage increase and the heat that comes along with it

what can i do to get the most performance from this chip aswel as keep it running on a low voltage

Using a ASUS Crosshair V Board

also what can i tweak the get a decent ram performance

ram is corsair dominators that can run @ 1866Mhz @ 1.5V
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In all honesty, running the CPU at it's stock settings ought to be good enough for whatever you do, it's just things like rendering, encoding, compiling, etc will take longer at lower speeds. If you want bragging rights, keep it at 4.5GHz. With my FX-6300, I've reached 5GHz with cool'n'quiet off. It wasn't very stable, but it took very little effort to get that high. But, since I don't have anything close to the best desktop PC in the world, the only bragging rights I personally get is the fact I got an AM3+ CPU to work on an AM3 board. I could try shooting for at least 4.6GHz but I'd rather keep cool'n'quiet on and save a significant amount of power for a negligible performance difference. It seems to me that with most CPUs, the higher you clock them, the more your performance-per-MHz ratio will drop. That being said, I'd recommend you shoot for the best balance between performance and power efficiency, which means OC to the point that you can be stable with things like c'n'q on. Just my opinion though.
Edited by schmidtbag - 8/6/13 at 12:56pm
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