With a retail Core i7 920 we were easily able to reach 3.6GHz at very low voltage for a modest 933MHz overclock. While I would love to show you a big number here, I just haven’t gotten to spend enough time learning the nuances of overclocking an i7. 3.6GHz-3.8GHz should be attainable for most CPU’s at modest voltages, while still keeping the CPU temperature down and maintaining mission critical stability. Even after an hour of full load on the OCCT stability tool, our CPU doesn’t crack 58C!
This handy device has quite a few tricks up its sleeve. After installing the drivers, hooking up the USB cable, and hitting the power button, we were greeted with the screen above.
The first menu is the TurboV; you can see here that we have direct access to the BCLK Frequency, CPU, DRAM, and QPI voltages.
Pressing the return button we gain access to change the BCLK speed. With the OC Palm you can quickly test different settings for stability without having to reboot your system.
The second menu is the Hardware Monitor. For this to work correctly you must have the ASUS PC probe software installed. This is very handy as you have access to all the critical temperatures of your system at a glance, even while you’re gaming.
Finally we have Yahoo Widgets. This is completely customizable depending on what widgets you install. If you are a weather nut you could even have the current temperature and forecast displayed. You could even install the woot! for quick updates while you’re doing other things.