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Cool. I saw a post on here stating something to the effect:


"Overclocking an Intel is like making a bowl of cereal while overclocking an AMD is like baking a souffle." How true. One of the most fun OCs I have accomplished was my Windsor (see sig link) There are many more things to consider and it is truely an art.


To all the "performance fanboys", why don't we call this site lotsofmoney.net as thats all you need to get the top performance. Grow up. Its cool that you like one or the other, but lets try to be positive. it is very childish to bash the competition. I thought they taught that to you in preschool.
Holy crap! I looked at that link. That is an insane OC on an X2 3800+. The best I managed with mine was 2.7GHz. I guess I did not try lowering the multiplier and going nuts on the FSB, but still, that is more than 50% OC on that CPU. That is VERY IMPRESSIVE! Was it actually stable? What voltage did you use? How about cooling?
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Holy crap! I looked at that link. That is an insane OC on an X2 3800+. The best I managed with mine was 2.7GHz. I guess I did not try lowering the multiplier and going nuts on the FSB, but still, that is more than 50% OC on that CPU. That is VERY IMPRESSIVE! Was it actually stable? What voltage did you use? How about cooling?
Thanks. It was only stable for superpi and validation. I ran it at 3200 stable, though. That CPU was an F3 revision. They were hard to find as 3800's (most were 6000 and 6400 iirc) It was on air with a Big Typhoon. I honestly don't rememebr the voltages etc. I may have some info in a file at home. It is now running happily at stock speeds in a PC I gave to my nephew. Someday I may get it bak and put it under water to see what it is really capable of.
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Nice. It would be even more kick-ass if it was actually stable for benching, but I think that is asking a bit too much @ 67% OC, lol. I think mine is an F3 revision as well (don't know now since it is sitting in a box). I got it to 2.7GHz very easy, with no fiddling at all. Only a minimal voltage bump of 0.0125V. It seems that my board is not stable past 275MHz FSB (nForce 570 SLI chipset) so I cannot even try that combination. It could be voltages on this board as it has very crappy circuitry it seems. I have always had voltage issues on it. Even CPU voltage, no matter how high you set it never goes any higher than 1.425V. This stops me from pushing my 5000BE higher too. I need about 1.5V-1.55V to get it to 3.4-3.5GHz.

Still very impressive
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How do equally clocked Phenom / Core 2 Quads compare benchmark wise?
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How do equally clocked Phenom / Core 2 Quads compare benchmark wise?
In heavily multi-threaded applications Phenom is slightly better, in single threaded Core2 is anywhere from mildly to highly better.
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X4 9850..... that's what i got!!!
LP DK 790FX...... that's what i got as well !!!!!!

me oc?
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X4 9850..... that's what i got!!!
LP DK 790FX...... that's what i got as well !!!!!!

me oc?
To your BIOS!
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Wonder how that thing would do under water. I have been reading the 9850 thread here and heat seems to be a real problem.
    
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Whopping Its musical. I am gonna try my 9500 to reach 3.0 Ghz.
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Whopping Its musical. I am gonna try my 9500 to reach 3.0 Ghz.
Go on my son
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