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This is the first time I've attemped to OC, and right now I'm running a AMD Phenom II X4 3.2GHz. The motherboard I have is an ASRock 880G Pro3 and it came with a overclocking tool called "ASRock Extreme Tuning Utility". I was just wondering what some of these terms mean:

CPU Voltage
CPU NB Voltage
DRAM Voltage
NB Voltage
HT Voltage

The CPU Frequency is set at 201MHz by factory default and the CPU Multiplier is at 16 which is the max, the CPU Voltage is 1.3250V, and the CPU NB Voltage is at 1.1500V. This is all default.

I tried to move the 201MHz to 203MHz and the CPU Voltage to 1.3500V, and the CPU NB Voltage to 1.1625V. When I did I got the Blue Screen which my computer recovered from and reset the CPU to it's default settings. I am new to OCing and obviously I am doing something wrong, and I figure I'd come here for help. If you need anymore info just ask, thanks.
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Overclocking on the stock cooler is not a great idea. Try using just the multi first as using the reference clock will also overclock your cpu/nb, HT link and memory. Bump up the cpu miltiplier to 16.5 then check your temps using a program like core temp.

Test stability with prime 95 for about 20 mins and if it passes and your temps stay under 60c bump it to 17x and try again Do this till you crash then you can play with the cpu vcore to get it stable.
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Well you shouldn't need to move the voltage for such small jumps in Mhz. Voltages aren't something to be played with unless you know what you are doing. It's very easy to kill your chip I assure you.

You shouldn't need to change the Northbridge voltage either. Very rarely. Especially considering you are running stock cooling. Do jumps of 2 mhz without any voltage changes and see how it goes.

Also ocing shouldn't be done in any sort of software it should be done in the bios. Do some googling for guides on your cpu and see what they say.
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post #4 of 13
good phenom/athlon ii overclocking guide here

http://www.overclock.net/amd-cpus/95...2-555-its.html

tips,
dont use software to overclock, oc through bios
watch the temps, use hwmonitor
http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html
look up your cpu and see what the max temp is (aim for 5c under that)
http://products.amd.com/en-us/DesktopCPUResult.aspx
Edited by ffejrxx - 5/25/11 at 9:12pm
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Robbo: I can't up the multiplyer anymore, at least in the ASRock tuning utility, but I went into the BIOS and I bumped it up two 202MHz and it seems to be fine now, but I cannot find anything in the BIOS to up my multiplier but I'll continue to look around for it and play around with it.

Hellboy: Like stated above I went into BIOS and bumped it up, and it is set to automatically up my voltage if needed. I'll continue to play with it and I'll post as I go. Also I am looking into getting a Cooler Master 212+ but I'm not sure yet.
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post #6 of 13
212+ is a great cooler

if your cpu is a black edition it will have an unlocked multiplier
if its normal (purple/white box) it has a locked multiplier and cannot be set higher
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Yeah, I'm waiting on a $50 gift card which I'll use to buy one, but I do have a question about my temps. I cannot seem to find a solid temp read, my BIOS says my CPU is 60C, ASRock Utility Tuner says it is 40C, and HWMonitor says it is 21C. Which one is the most reliable?
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Start by studying this guide http://www.overclock.net/amd-general...ing-guide.html
It contains a lot of good info on "How To" OC plus gives you a real good path to follow.

In your bios you may find that ASRock tuning utility needs to be put on manual and not auto to see all the options available. I'm not sure if this is the case but Asus mobo's have this type utility and are very similar.
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turn off acc/ncc
use hwmonitor to see core and socket temps
compare the two under load (socket is normally 5c cooler than the cores)
enable acc/ncc (if you are unlocking cores) use the socket temp and add the difference
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probably a noobish question but what exactly is the acc/ncc
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