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Originally Posted by WarpSx;12993522 
I hate that my GPU can be overclocked stable till 950/1300 and this CPU can't even reach 4ghz without 1020303432 trials.

Ill give it a go at ~1.45 and see how high i can go on the frequency. Thanks.

huh? The stock cpu 3000Mhz is already 2000Mhz higher than your GPU clocks.

BOT, if you can't reach 4Ghz easily, it's unlikely that your overclock will even be benchmark stable, let alone truly stable. This is why I gave up on my X4 940 and went to Thuban, the 4Ghz barrier is quite pointless in reality, but it plays on your mind if you can't attain it.

Drop a 1090T in your board when Bulldozer hits the shops, 1090T @ 4Ghz = zero effort. Though BD "should" overclock far higher again, as with sandy bridge, 4Ghz will seem so passé.
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I didnt really notice much difference from 3>4 ghz but the cpu-nb gains over 2600 were much more rewarding,from windows loading quicker to fps increase in games.

But yes for some reason there is so much emphasis on achieving 4ghz cpu that it becomes all encompassing in a sense.
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Phenom II's with the older C2 stepping almost NEVER do 4GHz. Your's is no exception. Count on 3.7GHz-3.8GHz, at the most.
Edited by Diabolical999 - 4/4/11 at 2:38am
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