Originally Posted by G.E.Nauticus
I got the 970 , the stock voltage is 1.4... A bit high IMHO... Currently I have it at stock clock but down volted to 1.325. it easily hit 4.0 at 1.45v (Unstable on the 4th core)... The 970's are very solid OC chips...
One more question, because it is quite essential.
The chip you have 970 it's Deneb core, right?
Because I have found something confusing. Of course you know that AMD has released (along with Thubans) x4 cores CPUs called "Zosma" ... and here is the list (look at this chart under Zosma and Deneb)
Zosma quad-core design is based on the Thuban hexa-core design with two cores disabled.
Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition
Freq.: 3.5 GHz
Turbo: 3.5 GHz
L2: 4x 512 KB
L3: 6 MB
HT: 2 GHz
V: 0.825 - 1.400
Power: 125 W
Release date: Q4 2010 (OEM) <-- only OEM
So, my question is: you've got Deneb core or Zosma (I mean Stepping E0)?
Of course, some of you will say that it's better to buy orginal 6 core Thuban like 1055T and lock 2 cores (I think Mastiffman wrote something like that after eclipseaudio4's "accident" with his MOBO ;>
What I want to say is:
- locking 2 additional cores in Thuban - will it gives more stability in overclocking process?
- is it really so simple (I haven't tried it so far) - is this this Core Control option in Bios ? and if I was (theoretically speaking) succesful with that can I revert it back without problems (unlocking those 2 cores locked previously) ?
Last but not least
Is it true that Thubans have upgraded (more stable) IMC?