Published on 23rd April 2009 by
Originally Posted by BindibadgiFYI I'm playing more with overclocking today. I know this CPU will do more - I just have to work out how to keep it cool.
These guys are hitting 4Gs on air at 30C? I don't understand how because I'm hitting 65C easy with a £70 cooler - I know it's temperature that's limiting my overclock.
Originally Posted by BindibadgiThese guys are hitting 4Gs on air at 30C? I don't understand how because I'm hitting 65C easy with a £70 cooler - I know it's temperature that's limiting my overclock.
Originally Posted by naokajiIf you look through the thread he later hits 4,7Ghz at exactly 0C, so the temp monitoring software has to be broken.
Originally Posted by OWNED66why isnt there a qx9770 is those benchmark or at least a Q9650
Originally Posted by ArticleBut no more AM2+ CPUs are being made, very few new AM2+ motherboards are being manufactured and it's not forward compatible to AM3, and therefore offers no upgrade path.
Originally Posted by sandysBit confused here, surely the upgrade path for AM2+ owners is to keep dropping in AM3 processors? sure you don't get DDR3 but how much do you really loose? Someone like me with an original Phenom can just drop one of these new babies in and reap the performance and OC benefits right?
Originally Posted by BindibadgiSandy - AM2+ CPU owners can't drop their CPUs into newly designed AM3 boards. However, owners of current AM2+ motherboards can drop AM3 CPUs into them.
Originally Posted by KayinBlackBindi, I've got a ton of tweaks for the GD70, as well as the core unlocker BIOS.
I've gotten 3914 on stock sink, on a 720BE, so there's more in these chips. PM me if you want more info...
http://forums.bit-tech.net/showpost.php?p=1965808&postcount=219 (CPU-Z and benching at 3744)
Originally Posted by [USRFObiwan]There is already a new world record with the 955BE running on almost 7Ghz on LN2. I should at least hit high 4Ghz on water alone i hope ;)
Originally Posted by BindibadgiOn a good water you should hit 4.5GHz - it's just about keeping it cool, that's all. The problem with AM2+/AM3 is that the bloody memory slots are so close and the cooler orientation is only in one direction, limiting what combinations of memory and heatsinks we can use :( waterblocks being low profile dont have this issue.
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