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Old May 21, 2009, 04:06 PM
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I found this thread over at AnandTech to be very resourceful for Phenom II overclocking. I don't own a Phenom II myself but I find this to be an excellent thread. There's many things in there that I don't understand but it should help Phenom II overclockers. Anyways, here's the thread:

AnandTech - Phenom II X4 955 overclocking adventure

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Old May 21, 2009, 04:31 PM
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Ive also found an extremely useful thread for phenom II ocing, although it was before the am3 cpus came out.
Dolk's Guide to the Phenom II - Overclockers Forums
As you can see he went very indepth with his testing and guide. Helped me get some more out of my 940.
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Fairly good articles. I learned something new.

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Sad that you need extreme cooling to go above 4ghz, when some i7's can pull 4.2 on air. [end spoiler]

I was hoping to go at least 4.4 on my WC setup after I got a NB block for my board.
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Old May 25, 2009, 02:55 PM
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The Phenom II currently seem to top out at around 4Ghz for whatever reason. Adding more voltages doesn't seem to help much either.
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Ya ive found that i cant boot at 3.9, anything lower is 100% stable though.
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4.018mhz seems to be the kicker for me too. Kinda sad being on water.
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I can't find the link atm, but I remember reading that somebody was pushing 4+ ghz on a phenom 2 by setting 18 or 19x multi in bios and then booting into vista.

Then they would load up AMD overdrive software utility and crank it from there. I think they got to 4.4 or something that way.

Does anyone know what I'm talking about?
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I'm happy with my 3.9GHz OC.

Can't go wrong with DFI for am2+.

BTW Cowboy, how do you like your 790FG JR?
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