Originally Posted by TheLAWNOOB
Not trying to derail the thread, but I'm doing a down grade and I need some numbers.
How does your Phenom X4 clock? What cooling? What mobo?
I'm trying to downgrade to a Phenom X4 965BE and hopefully it won't be that much of a down grade once OCed.
Nah no problem.
I got it to clock to 3.9GHz at 1.485v, and 4GHz at 1.52v, 4GHz eventually became too hot and would lead to throttling if it was stressed too hard, I could run 4GHz for my Watch Dogs performance analysis
as the ambient temps were lower to cope with the heat.
I couldn't do it for this thread as the throttling would likely affect my test results which I couldn't have, I could do it for the Watch Dogs thread as it ran cooler due to the ambient temps.
4.2GHz would require over 1.55v, and I couldn't get 4.3GHz to boot at 1.6v IIRC.
I was using a Arctic Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 on the Phenom II, and when it ran over 65c the CPU would throttle, a better cooler would of likely kept the temps down but AFAIK 1.55v was the max safe voltage for the Phenom II processors, I wanted to keep the volts for both processors within their safe limits.
Edited by TopicClocker - 7/31/14 at 6:17am
I’ve been benchmarking for a couple of days with my Phenom II X4 B55 @3.9GHz, pushing it to the max stable clock and temperatures I could manage without it throttling due to temperatures