He means what I said. The Phenom chips, unless they are under water cooling or better, often top out around 3.7 GHz. The chip is the limiting factor because your board and RAM are most likely capable of going faster, but the CPU is maxed out.
Originally Posted by emersonsc
sounds bad, but im glad im not the only one having issues OCing this chip... makes me think that AMD over estimated this chip.
Not really. Ya, they said 4 GHz on air, but from a 2.8 GHz chip, they weren't that far off. They got 6 GHz on LN2. That doesn't really do anything for the average user. The fact that you can get a Phenom, with the "true quad core", and all of the bugs of the original Phenoms fixed, at 3.6 GHz for right around $200 certainly makes it a worthwhile buy in my book.Edited by pow3rtr1p - 2/9/09 at 7:14pm