My OC and Temps - AMD


Feb 18, 2006
Ok, first of all, I'd like to mention how easy it was to OC the Phenom II X4 940.

Sitting at 3.4 currently, with HTT and NB @2000. Idle temps stay within the range of 38 - 40c. Topped out at 56c under Prime95 blended torture mode. Never seen it go above 48c during actual gaming. Only had to bump vcore up one notch to get Prime95 stable.

AMD Phenom II X4 940
ExtremeGear Ultra cooler
AZZA Solano 1000 case (This case rocks!)

I'm aware that this cpu is probably capable of much more. I skimped a little on my cooler, but the case does a pretty nice job.

I know my temps are acceptable, but I hesitated going further because I don't wanna push past 60c even on torture mode. What does the peanut gallery think? I may get a different cooler as some point. (Maybe even water cooling once I do the research. My case has ports on the back for the tubes.)

Thanks as always!


Sep 24, 2008
I am an Intel guy but the Phenom II X4 940 seems to be quite a runner, I wouldn't hesitate to push it to 3.8 or even 4.0 GHz if you can. As long as the temps read 70C or less you should be fine. My wife's AMD64x2 OC'd to 2.4 GHz hits 50C max and that is all I can get out of her PC.