Page 4: Test Bench & Overclocking
First and foremost, overclocking results are never guaranteed. Many factors can influence what a system is capable of, including complimentary components (motherboard, processor, power supply), user experience, and simple luck of the draw. Two identical systems will not necessarily yield identical results, and anything over the rated specification should be treated as a bonus, not an expectation.
I intended on using the Phenom 9850 BE processor for this review. Unfortunately, the A770M-A only supports processors with 95W TDP and below. This basically means you will not be able to use the Phenom 9850 or the 9950 processors due to their thermal specification. So instead I used AMD's dual core 2.6GHz 5200+ for computer processing duties.
With watercooling, I was able to raise the CPU voltage to 1.55V while maintaing very good temps on both cores. I increased CPU Frequency from 200 to 238 and this allowed me to reach a CPU speed of 3.09GHz. Also, the memory was blazing along at DDR2-883MHz 5-5-5-18.