I am new to overclocking techniques so I appreciate any information you guys can provide.
I have a new computer. It is a Phenon quad core 9150e rev B3 on a FoxCom motherboard VS A6VMX.
I am running xinXP 64 bits.
This processor is rated to run at 1800MHz. As far I understand, this frequency comes from the base frequency of clock generator (200) multiplied by 9.
Foxcom has a utility to help users to OC this motherboard. It is named FoxOne.
Using this utility it changed the base frequency generator from the default value 200 to about 240, which means the CPU will run at 2160 MHz.
The problem is I didn't notice any improvements !
I have only this program FoxOne to mess with OC. I don't have any other ways to double check if it really running at 2160MHz. I known increase cpu voltage is necessary to get OC working, but this FoxOne didn't change any voltages. Is this correct ?
In fact, this machine has dual boot with Fedora 10 64 bits, which is my main working environment.
In fedora, /proc/cpuinfo returns 900MHz ! Even changing cpu policy from ondemand to performance it returns only 1800MHz.
If I reboot the machine, BIOS shows 240 for the base frequency generator as expected.
Why I didn't notice any improvements in performance ?
Do you have a good benchmark/cpu frequency information program to recommend ?
I appreciate any inputs.