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post #7621 of 12343
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All the energy you feed your CPU with is turned into heat. Lowering the voltage always decreases the strain on both the motherboard & CPU.
Yes of course. When I first installed my 965BE and it used defaults like 1.09V and 4X clocks, the system was quieter than my laptop. CnQ with 4200+ was nice because it throttled both of those knobs on demand.

Because AM3 processors are supported only through manual settings, the recommendation for system stability is to run the Vcore at least to 1.33V if I understand the instructions correctly.
post #7622 of 12343
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Originally Posted by DrSwizz View Post
You will not really notice any difference in everyday usage.
If really you want to improve the performance of your system do some overclocking. Only overclocking the IMC/NB (and thus the L3 cache) can improve system performance more than faster RAM ever will. :-)
Valuable feedback. Thank you.

I know that benchmarking is a very broad subject, but how do you quantify general improved performance in daily usage. I will discount gaming here because my X1900GT needs to be replaced anyway. So, things like iTunes and media trans-coding are some of the tasks I use this machine mostly for. Just curious.

By way of comparison, when I look at just moving from my 4200+ to the 965BE, the windows experience index went from 5.0 to 7.4. And iTunes loading a 1.25TB library is much snappier.
Edited by gr8sho - 12/17/10 at 6:33am
post #7623 of 12343
http://http//www.overclock.net/amd-g...ocket-am2.html

This is off the opening post in this thread.
post #7624 of 12343
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If really you want to improve the performance of your system do some overclocking. Only overclocking the IMC/NB (and thus the L3 cache) can improve system performance more than faster RAM ever will. :-)
In studying the validations posted for the 965, it seems that most if not all of the OC attempts were done strictly by bumping Vcore and CPU multiplier. Is that just because the efforts are incomplete by not applying MB overclocking, or is there some inherent limitation with this combination.
post #7625 of 12343
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In studying the validations posted for the 965, it seems that most if not all of the OC attempts were done strictly by bumping Vcore and CPU multiplier. Is that just because the efforts are incomplete by not applying MB overclocking, or is there some inherent limitation with this combination.
Na they are just lazy

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post #7626 of 12343
Everything else, I'm am new here, since I read and reread much of the forum on the subject and about which I doubt.

My setup:
Motherboard is a M2N SLI Deluxe, Bio 5001, XFX source 850BE, 8gb Kingston DDR2 memory 800MHz, Seagate Barracuda 2TB and a 500gb, Athlon 64 X2 5600 2.9GHz.


Case 1.
My next question and if I buy a PH II processor 965BE C3 125w will it work?

Case 2.
I'm also looking to buy PH II 955BE C3 125w and would like it'll work on that motherboard M2N-SLI Deluxe.

I know I have to do manual modification of the clock. Like I said I want to make sure it works even with some of these processors.


My English is so basic forgive my mistakes.
post #7627 of 12343
Hi im a new member, I need some help and advice please.I have donet the CPU-Z thing, ive become a member because i've made a big mistake.I bought a 955 phenom 2 and put it in my mobo which is a m2n32sli deluxe and flashed my bios with 502.Only running at 800mhz, ive downloaded the nvidia system tool version 6 but it doesnt run properly on my PC, because i have a ati graphics card?If anyone could help me set the speeds in the bios, i would appreciate any help and advice.
post #7628 of 12343
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Originally Posted by Gyro View Post
Na they are just lazy

Gyro
Fair enough. I've started doing some profiling of my own. Interestingly enough, I cannot get a stable run of Prime95 with Vcore at 1.408V and 18X clock. So I'm also a bit suspicious of the reported postings since there is no mention of what was done to actually validate the claim.

It looks like the NVIDIA Control Panel gives access to enough knobs to use it is a means for determining best OC.
post #7629 of 12343
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Everything else, I'm am new here, since I read and reread much of the forum on the subject and about which I doubt.

My setup:
Motherboard is a M2N SLI Deluxe, Bio 5001, XFX source 850BE, 8gb Kingston DDR2 memory 800MHz, Seagate Barracuda 2TB and a 500gb, Athlon 64 X2 5600 2.9GHz.


Case 1.
My next question and if I buy a PH II processor 965BE C3 125w will it work?

Case 2.
I'm also looking to buy PH II 955BE C3 125w and would like it'll work on that motherboard M2N-SLI Deluxe.

I know I have to do manual modification of the clock. Like I said I want to make sure it works even with some of these processors.


My English is so basic forgive my mistakes.
Don't worry about your English. it is fine.

Search back a few pages in the forum for my posts and you can follow my experience upgrading my deluxe board to a 965BE 125W.

Short answer is it works.
post #7630 of 12343
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Originally Posted by salfordron View Post
Hi im a new member, I need some help and advice please.I have donet the CPU-Z thing, ive become a member because i've made a big mistake.I bought a 955 phenom 2 and put it in my mobo which is a m2n32sli deluxe and flashed my bios with 502.Only running at 800mhz, ive downloaded the nvidia system tool version 6 but it doesnt run properly on my PC, because i have a ati graphics card?If anyone could help me set the speeds in the bios, i would appreciate any help and advice.
Look back a few pages for my posts to see what a similar experience was like. I don't believe you've made a mistake in doing the upgrade. Make sure your Windows power settings are set to high performance and that in BIOS you've disabled any and all power management features like Cool 'N Quiet and C1E. If you fail to do this, Control Panel will not show you the CPU multiplier setting controls.
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