I am trying to get a few pointers here.. any suggestions or input would be great!
Thermaltake M9 case
MSI K9A2 CF-F-V2
Phenom 8750BE (stock = 2.4ghz)
Core Contact Freezer
1x2GB SuperTalent DDR2 667
2 x Sapphire 4850 512mb in CrossFire
160GB HD, 320GB HD
WinXP Pro SP2 32-bit
21.5" ViewSonic 1080p 1900x1080
So, I wasn't sure of a set goal that I wanted to reach for my cpu, because my system isn't a beast of any sort, so I googled around and came across a few websites with information. I decided I want to go for 3ghz. I came across this short article AMD Phenom X3 8750 Black Edition | Budget busting upgrades | Peripherals | Labs Tests | Custom PC
and used their told OC settings which is increasing the multiplier from x12 to x15, and increasing vcore from 1.25 to 1.40V. So I opened up AMD OverDrive, and did just that. No BSoDs happened or anything, everything was ok I ran 3dmark with it also:
I was using AMD OverDrive, Core Temp, and cpu-z. Does anyone have other suggestions for good monitoring programs?
Ok, I am concerned about the CPU VDDC increase. Can someone please explain what VDDC is? It went from stock 1.256 to 1.408. Should I be worried about that? After testing stability, I reset everything back to stock because I was unsure and that jump made me feel a little uneasy haha. Any help would be appreciated!
I overclocked my two 4850 cards using CCC's auto-tun function. CCC put the cards from stock (625mhz gpu, 993mhz mem) to 690mhz gpu and 1185mhz memory. Is that a good overclock? Here are my 3dmark06 scores before and after oc'ing the CPU and GPU:
After (14205) :
Now a few questions besides the ones I already asked! (sorry for the n00bish overflow
1. I know that these are very low scores, what is standing in the way besides RAM?
2. Is there anything I can do to get a higher clock on either the gpu or cpu with my current system?
3. Is there a way to unlock the 4th core? I can't find much on the net about it.
4. My first 4850 that is connected with my monitor reaches 76c on load, while the other doesn't go above 65c, is that normal?
5. I'm not sure what the deal is the the Red Valley turns in 3dmark06...1fps?
Thanks in advance! I know these results aren't anything special but I am trying to learn here and I really enjoy the forum
. Again, sorry for the over n00bness of questions haha.