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AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Overclocking
That is why there are no temp charts. If the star of this review is inaccurate then there is no reason to compare it to the other chips in that respect. It's the "garbage-in, garbage-out" effect.
The complaints from other reviewers about the exclusion of temperature is overblown. The essence of this review is what 1055T can do. You would need to monitor the temperature when attempting to overclock (not to exceed 62c). Keep in mind the reported temperature might not be accurate as the article points out.
The temperature is determined by many factors - case, fans, ambient temp, etc. Including the temp would be nice, but excluding it does not affect the main objective of this great review! Keep it up, Ilya!
I have archived this page for future reference.
After years of reading reviews mentionning CPU overclocking, this is the first time I have seen everything explained so simply yet so completely.
I'll be hoping for similar explanations regarding the latest Intel processors, as I understand there are differences related to uncore frequencies and the way Turbo works.
u forgot at IMC, this aspect help very well in performance! i5 750 with black 200 will have high uncore too (in this test, right?) And this is unfair...2000MHz uncore for Thuban is nothing...2600-2800 gets very easily.
I requested the same in the unlocked Intel CPUs review. Show what the benefits of pushing the uncore/NB/HT/turbo multy/etc. are.
Looking at power consumption and having read up on temperatures and features of the Intel quadcores, I think I'll have to go with those, since the new rig will be mATX. Cooling will be an issue if I want to do things quietly.
In the future, I hope you consider adding heavy multiplayer games like BF:Bad Company 2 and Supreme Commander. Both feel very busy in the CPU department.
Now for my specs:
AMD Phenom II X6 1055t CPU, MSI 890GXM-G65 mobo, 4 GB DDR3 1600 Kingston HyperX RAM (2x2GIG modules running in dual-channel.), Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit OS. Stock heatsink FAN, Thetmaltake Romeo Chassis case. 550W Gigabyte PSU.
Just a note.. I am using the MSI software incl with my mobo for the overclocking. MSI Control Center. Also the OC switch on my mobo is set to the default OFF setting(the switch on the actual board) as it doesnt let me overclock wen its on, not sure why. Also in CMOS i have disabled Turbocore and the CORE unlock feature.
now for my questions..at first my RAM wasnt running at the optimum speed as the 1600 speed is only supported in OC mode. 1333 is the boards basic topspeed. now i played around with the timings as per your thread and managed to get the DRAM frequency to 800..wich is correct as you would X it by 2 = 1600..but wen i had a few stability issues regarding the CPU i had to reset the settings to default.. and now the DRAM frequency is running at 866.7?? DRAM voltage at 1.613V. and timings 9,9,9,24. im not sure why it has increased..but is this safe as it is 1600 ram and at 866.7 it would mean its actually running over at 1733.4? and how would i go about getting it back down to 800 if that is unsafe? im just a bit worried that this might mess up my RAM? i did memory diagnostics on the ram through windows 7 and it found no issues? so im a lil confused, im no fundi at this stuff.
my second question is how far can i push my CPU? currently i have increased the base clock speed to 260MHz achieving a core clock speed of 3640, VCORE 1.450V and NB 1.175V. running at a x14 multiplier. HT Link at 2600MHz. and the temp shown on Coretemp is at a steady 28 degrees C on all cores. are all these values ok for my CPU? and can i push it even further? and what voltages would i need to use?
i appreciate any feedback as i want the most out of my CPU as i use it for architectural 3D rendering in 3DS Max. i hope i have given enough info on my system.. thanks in advance! :-)
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