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[PCGH]Phenom II: 6GHz not possible?

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"Now Tom's Hardware had the opportunity to test the Phenom II 940. But they only reached 4.957 MHz with liquid nitrogen. The website justifies this result with the "Cold Bug†which usually leads to the fact that a CPU does not work properly any more at too low temperatures.

It remains to be seen how the individual Phenom II CPUs will behave at the launch in January."

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Short and sweet. Like the article said, nobody knows how well the production phenom II's are gonna preform.
Edited by dcshoejake - 12/20/08 at 7:55pm
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post #2 of 69
Can't say I really care what it does on LN2.. Or what Tom's Hardware of all sites are capable of doing with it. I'll reserve my extreme OCing judgement until the guys at XS get their claws in it.
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post #3 of 69
pics of their test bench would have been nice?
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post #4 of 69
Add the question mark. That will change the tone of the title.
I doubt that AMD can produce two versions of the Phenom II (one with the bug,one without) let alone do it. The guys at XS have already gotten their hands on it. Plus if there is multiple versions of the Phenom II Toms would have probably gotten the better one anyway.
Edited by Somenoob - 12/20/08 at 7:57pm
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post #5 of 69
But the Phenom II already hit 6.3GHz...
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I think this is OFN and Toms forgot to lower their HTT Link speed which prevented a 6GHz run. AMD was quoted as saying you can hit 6GHz with a lower HTT Link, like 1GHz instead of 1.8GHz iirc.
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post #7 of 69
"Not Possible" should be "We Can't do it" or "we Couldn't do it"....Toms hardware has gone downhill.
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Its possible, its already been done.

http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...processed.html
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post #9 of 69
If it was a cold bug NO Phenom II would do it. Period.
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Hey guys, I can't slam dunk in basketball so I know for a fact no one on Earth can slam dunk either. Those NBA players you see on TV are CG'd by Hollywood.
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