Originally Posted by eclipseaudio4
You might try more front side less multiplier. Also running a higher FSB will yeild better throughput although you may need to add MB-NB voltage but that is of no consequence. It takes me 1.55 for the ~320 that I run.
Now getting into the knitty gritty, yes you are running a faster core speed then me but I know that I have more throughput then you. That being said I can run a higher core speed but would have to sacrifice (i think not tested yet) NB speed which I do not want to do because the "bottleneck" with AMD is the FSB and NB speed. I know this for a fact from testing various combos and various tests. I am not sure but I think even with you running faster then me I might beat you at something like cinebench R11.5 although I am not sure because that test is heavily weighted by core speed. For an all around best overclock what needs to be done is eliminate what ever bottleneck you can. So if you have to drop a little core speed to increase you CPU-NB and FSB so be it as you will gain performance that the core speed alone can not give you.
I am NOT trying to say my e-peen is bigger then yours because when it all comes down to it I dont really care that an i9 can kick my systems a$$ big deal we are here because we are trying to get the most out of our systems.
This disclaimer brought to you by the many trolls that have annoyed me in the past few days!
One of the first things I did was see where my FSB would stabilize. I can push it further, but my memory will not test well without moving timings quite a bit slower. I did this, just to get stabilized at about 280, and my Gflops dropped from about 71~72 to about 66~68. Since everything involves memory speeds, I didn't feel good about losing clock cycles to slow memory timings. I think I would have liked to have the G-Skill Flares, but I have what I have (at least for now). I would have more headroom for sure in CPU multiplier if I could control temps better. I am also lower on the core voltage a bit then I could be, but feel pretty safe at this voltage for 24/7 use.
This is why I'd like to find a hardware method to lower temps. It would allow me more room to play and not feel like the Pink Panther holding a lighted BOMB in my hands.
About these test. I'd think some comparisons maybe would help both of us. Since I'm more or less working on the other end of the stick then you, it may shed some valuable light for both of us to try some comparisons.