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AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Overclocking

Started by: Blackcode | Date 06/06/10 01:12:36 AM
Comments: 19 | Last Comment:  03/21/14 03:37:24 AM

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I dont know why you favorize CoreI5 750 (199 $) for gaming ,PII 965 BE (179 $)also good for gaming,60 fps is enough for normal gaming .CoreI5 750 is not for compete with 1055 T ,have 2 more core and in every application that support more than 4 thread 1055 T have big advantage as we see in Cinebench .Avidemux ,h264 ,mainconcept etc...Of course 1055 T suck more power because have 2 more core.890FX + X6 1055T idle=85 W ,load 100 % 183 W,H55 +Core i7 870 idle 115 W ,load 100 % 218 W of course on default clock.As we see Intel quad CPU that support HT suck more power than AMD 6 core CPU.
0 0 [Posted by: Blackcode  | Date: 06/06/10 01:12:36 AM]

i wanna say thanks Ilya Gavrichenkov for bringin up this review ! the review is rock solid but you only forget tho mention the temps of all those overclocked cpu's.
0 0 [Posted by: 3Dkiller  | Date: 06/06/10 05:57:12 AM]

Nice review. Now, state the temperatures of all cpus listed, stock clocked and overclocked or your review is flawed.
0 0 [Posted by: bereft  | Date: 06/06/10 09:15:50 AM]

Page 4, paragraph 9: "As for the thermal mode of our overclocked processor, it seems to remain quite acceptable. But unfortunately, we can’t claim that with all certainty, because the thermal diode in the first batch of Phenom II X6 processors appeared to be improperly calibrated."

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.
0 0 [Posted by: cheeseman  | Date: 06/06/10 12:05:04 PM]

It'd be nice if the author breaks out where those 57W of idle power went in. Will we see significant drop of idle power for IGP config?
0 0 [Posted by: Aone  | Date: 06/07/10 05:32:21 AM]

Thanks for the great review, Ilya Gavrichenkov. It is very in-depth and helpful.

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!
0 0 [Posted by: gamoniac  | Date: 06/07/10 08:41:45 AM]

Should have posted Intel's hex core power consumption, just out of sheer emabarassment.
0 0 [Posted by: Aristide1  | Date: 06/07/10 04:27:51 PM]

I had to register just to thank you, Ilya, for the Overclocking How-To on page 3. Everything is there: the constraints, the logic, the principles and finally the steps and options in overclocking.

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.
0 0 [Posted by: BernardP  | Date: 06/07/10 06:49:22 PM]
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Welcome onboard! Xbitlabs rock!
0 0 [Posted by: jonup  | Date: 06/08/10 12:31:28 PM]

good review, but...
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.
0 0 [Posted by: flanker-xtremesystems  | Date: 06/09/10 10:08:20 AM]
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That seems to always be overlooked by the reviewers. Increasing simply the processor clock frequency is kind of countra productive. The point of overclocking is to increase the highest performance possible. While holding some of the parameters at stock they fail to acheive this goal.
I requested the same in the unlocked Intel CPUs review. Show what the benefits of pushing the uncore/NB/HT/turbo multy/etc. are.
0 0 [Posted by: jonup  | Date: 06/10/10 08:38:31 AM]

I'm looking to build a new rig to move out of dualcore territory and this was a very useful review. Thanks guys!

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.
0 0 [Posted by: Konnake  | Date: 06/14/10 06:27:30 AM]

Surely zacte though a dual core processor will be a competing one to this
0 0 [Posted by: XPERTECH  | Date: 09/15/10 05:59:33 PM]

sorry its meant to be zacate
0 0 [Posted by: XPERTECH  | Date: 09/15/10 06:00:11 PM]

Would have been nice if you overclocked the North Bridge, Anandtech show high gains, especially in games( and would have been interesting to see how a fully overclocked 1055T + North Bridge compare with a overclocked i5 750 in games.
0 0 [Posted by: pleb  | Date: 09/18/10 07:20:26 AM]

Surprisingly, ASUS's TurboV utility is able to set the multiplier per-core once you turn off Turbo Core. It is a bit hidden, and you won't see it at all if Turbo Core (or Turbo Core Unlocker as it calls it) is turned on. This isn't available in the BIOS. ASUS M4A89GTD PRO motherboard.
0 0 [Posted by: jcollake  | Date: 07/23/11 09:02:27 AM]

Hi there.. Firstly thank you very much for this helpful thread. it has helped me to understand the concept of overclocking alot better and wat i should do..cause at first i was clueless. I just had a few questions regarding how far i can push my CPU without totally killing it..

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 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! :-)
1 0 [Posted by: lg_masters86  | Date: 08/14/11 05:15:13 PM]

I am a little confused on the articles information regarding overclocking the 1055T. The core multipliers are locked. The only way I have been able to OC is to raise the CPU freq. to a max of 220v-stable which yields 3190 MHZ on all 6 cores continously. There is no AI tweaker in BIOS for this model I am aware of. The OC information seems to be accdurate for the 1065T. What am I missing here?
0 0 [Posted by: crappyid123  | Date: 12/11/11 11:43:19 AM]

Thanks good article.
0 0 [Posted by: Elija Firebrand  | Date: 03/21/14 03:37:24 AM]


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