So these past days i have been playing around with my Phenom II 955 BE, namely i tried to find the best voltage settings for certain clock speeds. First i tried overclocking, i managed only 3,6 GHz at 1,40000V stable under OCCT 1h test and my temps got around 59 degrees Celsius (62 being TJmax according to AMD).
Since i didn''t notice much of an increase in performance i thought about undervolting and underclocking it to a point that it's "good enough" and doesn't bottleneck my GTX 560 Ti, too much atleast. So far i tried 3,2 GHz stable at 1,25000V, 2,8 GHz stable at 1,15000V but i don't think i'm satisfied yet, even though load temps did decrese to about 47-48 degrees during OCCT 1h test.
I'm thinking of a frequency that will be stable at 0,7-0,8V and that should be around 2 -2,2 GHz. I think that will be enough for web browsing and the games i play (except Tribes Ascend, will have to see how much of a fps drop i get).
But what about you guys, have you done this before? Are you undervolting/underclocking right now? Do you think i'm aiming too far with my sub 1V undervolt?
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