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Was building a friend a pc this past weekend. I wasn't so knowledgeable of simple overclocking so I read up on it real quick and talked to my friends.

I switched on the ASUS core unlocker and installed the AMD Overdrive from the motherboard's CD

Clocked the CPU from 3.5GHZ stock up to 4GHz as recommended by my friend

AMD Overdrive says update is available and I update it and restart.

The CPU is now clocked at 3.4GHz, .1GHz below the stock settings and what a 970 should be at.

The AMD Overdrive also changed and was capped out at x17 and wouldn't let me go above 3.4GHz in the program.

I ended up using the BIOS settings to overclock the cpu to 3.8GHz. The ram was also overclocked by the BIOS with the same setting. 10% overclock.


The entire system ran fine in stock 3.5, 4, 3.4 and now the current 3.8ghz clock settings, but I have no idea what caused the cpu to be clocked at 3.4ghz, below stock.


Any ideas?
Edited by Drybones5 - 5/9/11 at 3:33pm
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The BIOS is your friend.
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Just use the bios to overclock thumb.gif
Don't worry about software like overdrive
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Yeah like the others have said, the BIOS is where you need to be.

There are plenty of guides on OCN for overclocking the phenom II chips so it would definatly be worth having a look
 
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Originally Posted by Drybones5;13444878 
Was building a friend a pc this past weekend. I wasn't so knowledgeable of simple overclocking so I read up on it real quick and talked to my friends.

I switched on the ASUS core unlocker and installed the AMD Overdrive from the motherboard's CD

Clocked the CPU from 3.5GHZ stock up to 4GHz as recommended by my friend

AMD Overdrive says update is available and I update it and restart.

The CPU is now clocked at 3.4GHz, .1GHz below the stock settings and what a 970 should be at.

The AMD Overdrive also changed and was capped out at x17 and wouldn't let me go above 3.4GHz in the program.

I ended up using the BIOS settings to overclock the cpu to 3.8GHz. The ram was also overclocked by the BIOS with the same setting. 10% overclock.


The entire system ran fine in stock 3.5, 4, 3.4 and now the current 3.8ghz clock settings, but I have no idea what caused the cpu to be clocked at 3.4ghz, below stock.


Any ideas?


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AMD overdrive is just glitchy like that, it set my Ram voltage to 1.7 on its own !! =O

So I don't use Overdrive at all period, its just not reliable
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