Featured Articles

LG G Watch R ships in two weeks

LG G Watch R ships in two weeks

The LG G Watch R, the first Android Wear watch with a truly round face, is coming soon and judging by…

More...
LG unveils NUCLUN big.LITTLE SoC

LG unveils NUCLUN big.LITTLE SoC

LG has officially announced its first smartphone SoC, the NUCLUN, formerly known as the Odin.

More...
Microsoft moves 2.4 million Xbox Ones

Microsoft moves 2.4 million Xbox Ones

Microsoft has announced that it move 2.4 million consoles in fiscal year 2015 Q1. The announcement came with the latest financial…

More...
Gainward GTX 970 Phantom previewed

Gainward GTX 970 Phantom previewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Tuesday, 12 January 2010 02:29

AMD Athlon II X2 245 vs 240e dissected - 4 Overclocking

Written by Eliot Kucharik

Image Image

Review: Energy efficiency for the masses?




Overclocking:


As expected, the CPUs ran stable up to about 3.85GHz on air-cooling. We settled with both CPUs at 3.80GHz. While the 245 did need 1.6000VCore for stable operation, the 240e was able to do so at 1.4300V. Because bootup-voltage is limited to the nominal VCore, some boards are limited in terms of overclocking. Some boards, such as the MSI, offer lower frequencies during bootup to ensure higher overclockability. Regardless of voltage 3.9GHz did boot up, but was not stable. MSI boards also supports Cool and Quiet with higher FSBs, not all boards can do that, so make sure, your board does to reduce power-consumption when overclocked.

Athlon II X2 245:

Image

Image

Image


The Athlon II X2 240e is a bit harder to overclock, because it needs a higher virtual FSB due to the lower CPU-multiplier, but the CPU did not disappoint:

Image

Image

Image



(Page 4 of 7)
Last modified on Friday, 24 September 2010 20:58
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments