Originally Posted by XxBeNigNxX
Welcome Back Drin
long time no see lol.
Here is my submission for 4.0ghz
2 - 1hour tests using OCCT Linpack (One on the Max setting, and one on the mem setting) with an ambient temp of 62F.
It was really a chore to finally get it all right....The toughest part was getting the ram settings correct ( to make a happy IMC ) and using Vista 64bit made it even tougher.
In the end I accomplished what I set out to do (am happy about the out come) but that being said..... With summer time temps and air cooling it's definantly not something I want to run all the time and it's only used if I feel like benching ( hardly ever ).
If the ambient temps drop I plan to do a 10hr run....some may wonder why I don't do it now....and my reasoning is my own ( My CPU has never been above 50 C and I would like to keep it that way...Sounds funny I know, it's just my preference)
Anyways I Look forward to your results
Don't be a stranger lol
Not only is that a very impressive OC, a good post, but a quick response as well! Thanks and +rep to you sir.
Very glad to see such results, gives me hope. And like you, in my situation it would also seem that the memory can be quite a problem - to get 3.9ghz @ 1.5v I need to play around with my clock skews a lot. And as anyone can tell you that is... that is not fun at all. I managed 3.9ghz under several different configurations without having to adjust my clock skews, however that was all with higher v cores (1.52 and 1.54 iirc - I posted them somewhere in this thread).
And I understand what you are saying, with regards to not wanting to go above a certain temperature. At the end of the day, 4.0ghz is not that much over 3.9ghz in terms of performance - its more of a goal that people try to reach, an elusive milestone for AMD quad cores. For most 940 users, even 3.7 or 3.9ghz is not worth the additional temps over a lower oc.
That said, I have not tried any extreme overclocking with my new setup yet so it should be interesting at least! Depending on what my temps are however, I may just stick at 3.9ghz for long term use.
Edit: Man, I'm forgetting my manners - I forgot to add, very nice OC's Robbo2, Gerikoh and Biggums! Edited by Drin - 5/31/09 at 3:12am