Apoptosis wrote:Well... Let me send you a processor and give you two days to do an 18 page review. That also includes setting up the test system, taking pictures, benchmarking, overclocking, making charts, laying out the article and writing it all. The answer to all the 'why didn't you' questions is always time. In the A8-3850 review I left many of the board settings at default and got stuck at the 117MHz wall due to the analog connection that I was using. When I first booted the board I have my DVI monitor connection on the board. I swapped to VGA and left it at that. I threw more volts at it, changed to liquid cooling, dropped the memory multiplier and NB divider and couldn't get it to budge... I found out later that the highest the analog video would work on this APU is 117MHz regardless if it's the 3650 or 3850. Dan also wasn't happy with the overclocking on his A8-3850, so I FedEx'd it back to me and overclocked it myself and found a frequency wall at ~3.3GHz. No matter what multiplier I was running or how many volts I couldn't reach much over 3.3GHz. This is on the same board I tested the A6-3650 on. So it appears to be hitting a wall at ~3.3GHz.
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