Originally Posted by ElkyJnr
any ideas where n how to start to OC this?
As you probably know by now, you have a locked multiplier with that chip. So the only way to OC it is to bump the FSB... You can adjust this by switching Host Clock Control to manual (default is 200). But overclocking with the FSB is much trickier as while it speeds up your CPU it also has an affect on the CPU Northbridge, the HT Link, and the Memory clock. Meaning you have to contend with all 4 of those when trying to reach a stable overclock.
With that being said... read this guide. You will be using the section of the guide titled "Reference clock overclocking"http://www.overclock.net/t/525113/phenom-ii-overclocking-guide
(if it doesn't take you to post 1, go to it)
Read it, Study it, Love it.
If you have any questions regarding what said things are in the guide in respect to your specific motherboard (Ex. FSB=Reference Clock=Host Clock etc.) PM me and I will be glad to tell you.
- If you don't already have HW-Monitor (or equivalent), Prime 95 (or equivalent), and CPU-Z... You need to download them.
- Don't confuse North Bridge with CPU-NB.
- A good baseline or starting point
for your CPU voltage and the CPU-NB voltage are 1.35v and 1.15v respectively. These are pretty much the only 2 things you need to manually set voltages for, the only other one is the DRAM voltage... but atm you shouldn't worry about this and I think it tells you in the guide (or atleast it should) to lower the divider of your Memory Clock so it is running below it's rated speed. This is to ensure that the memory is not at fault for the stability of your overclock. Once you have found your overclock, you can worry about your ram speed.
- Remember to keep your processor temp below 62c.
Good Luck Edited by Ultracarpet - 3/21/13 at 1:06am