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AMD Athlon FX-57 Overclocking - 3.54GHz with Phase Change - Benchmarks - Test System Setup and Information

Byron Johnstone, our new writer from South Africa, is a complete overclocking nut and he loves taking all manors of computer products to the extreme. In his first article he has his way with an AMD Athlon FX-57 processor with Phase Change cooling. He shows us what the newest and quickest CPU from AMD can achieve at -12 degrees Celsius with the Prometeia Mach II!

By: | AMD CPUs & APUs in CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Jul 14, 2005 4:00 am

Test System System


Processor(s): AMD Athlon 64 Socket 939 FX-57


Motherboard(s): DFI Lanparty NF4 SLI-DR AMD Socket 939 (BIOS 510-2)


Memory(s): 2x 256MB Mushkin Level II Black DDR433 (Winbond BH5)


Video Card(s): HIS Excalibur ATI Radeon X850XT PE


Hard Disk(s): Hitachi 500GB 7,200 RPM SATA II


Power Supply:OCZ 520 watt Power Stream


Operating System Used:Windows XP Professional SP2


Drivers Used: nVidia NF4 Standalone (6.53), ATI Catalyst 5.6 and DX9c


So, the final settings used for our overclocked FX-57 test system were:


- Hyper Transport Link at 265 x 13 = 3445MHz


- Vcore at 1.625 volts


- Memory at 265MHz (2-2-2-6 timings) using 3.6 volts


- LDT x4




Using a program called Speedfan, the CPU temperature while idle was reported as -12'C and under load it reached about -4'C.


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