First, thanks to this site I was able to successively oc my AMD Phenome II 1050T to 3.5 GHz. 5+ hours of prime 95 shows no errors with top cpu temps between 46 - 49 c. (measured with core temp and open hardware monitor)
Steps taken to do this are follows:
uninstalled all gui/OS based overclocking utilities
flashed bios to latest
Disabled all power saving features
Upped FSB 200 MHz at a time testing testing with prime 95 in between for 20 min intervals
Once I showed errors in testing, reverted back to last best known setting and ran extended testing with prime 95
Saved settings to profile in bios
turned on all power saving features
Now my computer will clock down to about 1 GHz and up to 3.5 GHz no problem, I'm pretty happy with the results. However, I am unable to put my computer to sleep now. When I choose sleep in windows the monitors shut off but the computer stays on. If I hold in the power button for 5 sec the computer will hibernate. A mouse click or hit of the power button will bring it back. A look into event monitor shows that windows went to sleep and then comes back, reason unknown. I think I might have missed a setting in the bios to enable sleep, but for the life of me I can't seem to find it. Windows shows that sleep is enabled and event monitor shows no errors. Any one here have the same problem?
Next, where do I begin to push the oc further? I haven't played with any voltages yet and am unsure of how to start. I am going to keep the oc I have currently but would like to see how far it will go.(safely) Another question: Why would core monitor be reporting different temps than bios. Ex, core monitor says my idle temp is about 23 c, boot to bios shows 33 - 35 c. Is this normal?
Thanks for any advice!
After clearing cmos/reverting back to factory settings I am now able to put my computer to sleep. I also started noticing a blue screen on occasion only when trying to sleep/restart/shut down or returning from either of these states while oc'ed.