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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!

| 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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