So, the other day I decided to see how far I could push my Phenom 9500 on stock cooling. Monday I bumped the mult from 11 to 11.5 giving me a 100mhz oc to 2.3ghz. Machine ran rock solid for the past week, so a few min ago I bumped it up to 12x putting me at 2.4ghz. Still running great, and I will be pushing the machine hard over the weekend to see how stable it is and if I could push it to 12x giving me 2.5ghz
Overall, I am wondering if the HT bus speed difference (200mhz) between the phenom 9850 black and my 9500 going to make much of a performance difference seeing as they will have the same clock speed? If there will be a major difference, how much oc-ing can the HT bus take?