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Hi I have the AMD AM3 955 (Black Edition) I have it at 3.5 and I wanna get higher but I am not sure how much I should incress the voltage. I am at 1.46 volts right now. I don't wanna fry my CPU& board. Whats a good amount to start with?
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post #2 of 25
Hey Arka.

!.46v should be more then enough for that speed. Actually U might be able to do 3.9-4.0Ghz with that amount of volts. What U should do is to just raise the multi or fsb a notch or by 5-10mhz. Test for some stability and do it over again if U pass say 5-15 min of prime. When U dont pass, up tha volt a notch or two. Make sure YU dont Oc anything else so U know for sure it is the cpu OC cousing bsod.

EDIT: Uhh.. And U should definitly get an aftermarket cooler. What temps U getting?
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post #3 of 25
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like to 2.xx volts or 1.5x volts?
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post #4 of 25
No dude. From like 1.46 to 1.48. But I would def get a aftermarket cooler. And what temps U getting with that stock cooler?????
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post #5 of 25
1st off. Overclocking on stock fans is a NO-NO.
2nd adding volts to cpu is +1 or 2 bumps. like my case 1.0, 1.025 then 1.050
Not a huge jump.
3rd stabliyit test. I like Linx cpu stress.
4th Monitor temps, core temp or true temp.
5th add fsb (front side bus) 5-10 then test if fail add more volts.
6th allways watch temps. cooler chip longer lasting also findes the best overclock.
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Sorry I have not updated my rig profile for a long time. I have a new case and cooler. I have about 3.5 idle 3.9 full load.
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post #7 of 25
Ok. What U mean about 3.5 idle and 3.9 full load? Cooler U got really??

And where U at now? Cpu speed, nb speed, ram etc.
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post #8 of 25
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Updated my profile. I just have my multiplier overclocked right now because I am lazy.
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post #9 of 25
Sorry to tell U this but its gonna be a hard time helping U if U cant provide the answers were seeking to help U out.
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post #10 of 25
Hey-just wondering if you have a c2 or c3 955, becuz c3 oc lots better and easyer.
    
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