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Current sig rig, pushed it to 4.1 using the little asus OC tool as I cant seem to work my way around this bios effectively.

The utility will not push up voltages at all nor will it do much else but change the multiplier! I know a lot of people on this board use this very same mobo/chip combo and have pushed it way beyond 5GHz, so please help me out smile.gif

Any and all tips are appreciated!
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Is it software or thru the BIOS?
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why dont you start by showing a SS of CPU-Z tabs open...so we can see your current board speed, multi, NB speed and vcore [will help a lot]

As for your BIOS- what have you changed so far..? What have you tried?
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Is it software or thru the BIOS?
Right now its trough software.
It's called TurboV Evo and came with the mobo.
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There is the CPUZ, have not edited anything trough bios.
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post #6 of 8
Well, your NB speed is listed on the mem tab.. I would guess this is where your first limitation is going to be. You need to run some tests to determine if CPU of NB/mem is failing on higher OC.. then you can bump voltages and continue for more.

*you have OCCT or IBT ?
post #7 of 8
I think it's time to get to know your BIOS, get the manual, read it and have a look at the over clocking guides in the AMD section.
To go that fast with a 965 you will need volts and some serious cooling(I'm not kidding).
I know it's possible (if you have a golden chip), but it isn't easy and cooling is minimum a good air/water setup or more likely Dice or LN.

5 Ghz is possible for a Sandy Bridge on air, but a phenom II is a different beast.
With a Sandy you wind up the multi and some volts , maybe a bit of messing with memory timings and hey presto 4.5-5 Ghz
Overclocking a Phenom II is more like balancing a watermelon on your head while picking your nose with a pair of scissors.(it isn't that easy)

Good luck.
Edited by Doom - 5/20/11 at 8:07am
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post #8 of 8
Always best to OC from the bios. Most of us only use TurboV to fine tune a OC on the fly for testing only. Make sure your running at least the 1304 version bios.

If you need/want any help setting up your bios just send me a PM. I have made a "Bios setup guide" for new comers to the Crosshair IV Formula bios as it's different than most other mobo's that will greatly improve you're experience, and save you a few headaches lol. It explains which settings to use (enable/disable etc) for a good generic starting point.

If you're wanting to learn how to OC the right way I'd recommend you start by studying this thread http://www.overclock.net/amd-general...ing-guide.html it has a lot of very good info, plus it gives you a real good path to follow.

Good luck!
Edited by The Sandman - 5/20/11 at 10:33pm
 
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