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I'm an Engineer by trade and was a programmer and developer for 10+ years. I generally know quite a bit about software and hardware, but I never had a system until now that was worth overclocking so I never really dove into it.

Did my first overclock a few weeks ago solely from BIOS (learned a lot). Got my 630 Propus from 2.8GHZ to 3.3GHZ stable on my own and then had some help fine tuning her to 3.5GHZ - which required better cooling, better RAM, ect, but nothing I wasn't planning on upgrading anyway. The voltage could probably still stand to be tweaked a little, but temps are good and she's stable (Prime95 8HRS, Y-Cruncher 2HRS).

Didn't take a screen of Prime95, was tired when it finished and just shut her down without thinking. I recently did the Y-Cruncher for further verification and you can see that screen below.




Edited by ALUCARDVPR - 5/11/11 at 7:46am
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welcome!
not very familiar with AMD CPU's but is that much voltage needed for that OC?
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Originally Posted by trojan92 View Post
welcome!
not very familiar with AMD CPU's but is that much voltage needed for that OC?
I could probably start backing down the voltage some, but every time I do I eventually run into stability issues. Temps are great, so It's not a huge concern for me. I've seen others with very low voltages and some higher than mine. I've found there is no exact recipe for overclocking even with the same CPU, Specs, and Hardware.
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Welcome to OCN.

Quote:
Originally Posted by trojan92 View Post
welcome!
not very familiar with AMD CPU's but is that much voltage needed for that OC?
Yes. My Phenom II was quite hungry.

@OP You may also try tweaking the NB voltage. Might as well start a new thread, since this section is for introductions.
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