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xpgamer777

New Member
Joined
Oct 21, 2012
Location
Florida
Hello to all,
I am new to overclocking and would like to get the most bang for my buck on my cpu. :bang head I apologize in advance if I’m on the wrong track or misinformed.
To start my hardware is as follows
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 975 Black Edition
Motherboard: M3A32-MVP Deluxe
Cooling Method: Cryorig H7 Cooler For AMD/Intel CPU(Push/Pull Method)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA4UF2DZ6565
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 970 04G-P4-3975-KR 4GB SSC GAMING w/ACX 2.0+, Whisper Silent Cooling Graphics Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...4487088&cm_re=970_evga-_-14-487-088-_-Product
Case: APEVIA X-Plorer ATXB8KLW-BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811144102

What measure truly tells you how fast a CPU is, I’ve notice certain CPU may have 3.2 vs a 4.1, certain CPUs run faster regardless of the core speed comparison.

Secondarily what recommended Modifications would you recommend to the NB Voltage or bus speed??
how does this impact the performance?

Well, I am currently at 4011.35MHz stable 1.392V ---- 20.0x

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Heres my bios layout
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ShrimpBrime

~MadHatDeLidder~
Joined
Apr 19, 2012
At the temp max around 3.9ghz and 4.0ghz.

Did well! Can't expect more from this without better cooling.

NB and reference clock (bus speed) will not impact performance very greatly.

However some memory tweaking could help here and there.
 

ShrimpBrime

~MadHatDeLidder~
Joined
Apr 19, 2012
Wasn't the Phenom that got a big boost out of overclocking Northbridge ? or was it HTLink ?

A small boost. Application dependent.

CPU and memory first, then worry about NB and HT.

I always ran mine at 3ghz NB/HT, but this will be shunned here. It takes a bit of voltage and tweaking.

3.8ghz to keep temps down, 2.4-2.6ghz NB/HT

Memory, DDR2 5-5-5-15 or DDR3 8-8-8-24 or tighter 500mhz / 800mhz respectively.
Would make for a decent set up.
 
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xpgamer777

New Member
Joined
Oct 21, 2012
Location
Florida
Yeah I'm gonna leave it at 4.0 for now seem to keep good temps even during max load, Thank you guys.
 

trents

Senior Member
Joined
Dec 27, 2008
Hello to all,
I am new to overclocking and would like to get the most bang for my buck on my cpu. :bang head I apologize in advance if I’m on the wrong track or misinformed.
To start my hardware is as follows
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 975 Black Edition
Motherboard: M3A32-MVP Deluxe
Cooling Method: Cryorig H7 Cooler For AMD/Intel CPU(Push/Pull Method)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA4UF2DZ6565
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 970 04G-P4-3975-KR 4GB SSC GAMING w/ACX 2.0+, Whisper Silent Cooling Graphics Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...4487088&cm_re=970_evga-_-14-487-088-_-Product
Case: APEVIA X-Plorer ATXB8KLW-BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811144102

What measure truly tells you how fast a CPU is, I’ve notice certain CPU may have 3.2 vs a 4.1, certain CPUs run faster regardless of the core speed comparison.

Bigger core speed numbers mean a faster CPU when talking about the same CPU. So your Phenom II 975 will be faster at a frequency of 4.0ghz than at 3.8ghz. However, a Phenom II 975 at 4.0ghz will not perform as well as an Intel i7 Haswell core that is running at the same speed. The reason is because the Intel CPU is more efficient. It moves more data per clock cycle at the same frequency. Perhaps the best program to measure the performance of a CPU is "Cinebench." It uses the CPU to render a demanding graphical image. If you would run the Cinebench benchmark with your AMD PII 975 a 4.0ghz you would see that it completes the image rendering in Cinebench in less time than if the PII 975 were running at 3.8 ghz. But you would also see that the i7 Haswell at 4.0ghz would complete the rendering in much less time than the PII 975 at 4.0ghz.

As an illustration, a dump truck will be able to haul much more dirt per round trip than a pickup truck when both are traveling at the same speed.

Secondarily what recommended Modifications would you recommend to the NB Voltage or bus speed??
how does this impact the performance?

Well, I am currently at 4011.35MHz stable 1.392V ---- 20.0x

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Heres my bios layout
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