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Hey guys i just build this rig a few days ago and i have never overclocked anything before i was wondering if i could get some help/advice i have been reading a few things and i think i have all the necessary information, usually requested in these threads. I put up CPUID at idle and Full Load with Prime What would be a good speed to try and get the processor to? I was thinking about trying to get it to 3.6



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You can see which bios version you currently have with CPUZ on the mainboard tab. Is this what you're asking?
 
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You can see which bios version you currently have with CPUZ on the mainboard tab. Is this what you're asking?
oh ok thanks
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Read the Athlon x4 overclocking threads, since a phenom 840 is actuallya propus core (athlon x4)
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Ok so i read the guide and from what i understand i need to slowly increase the buss speed, since this inst a black edition processor i cant mess with the multiplier.

What I am a little fuzzy on is the Other things that change when u increase the bus speed such as ram and ht link do i want to move it a step back before i make any changes? or do i just increase the bus speed first and go from there
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Remember when you OC via bus clock (required on any non-BE processor) RAM and NB and eveyrthing else goes up as well. The good thing is that your RAM is rated 1600Mhz 1.5V as with Corsair Vengeance standard so it should increase with ease along with the bus clock.

Keep the NB and HT link at 2000Mhz or below, keep RAM at rated speed or below.... focus on the CPU first; take it one at a time. Raise it along with bus clock in 10Mhz or so bumps, use IntelBurnTest to test quickly (IBT is faster) whether this clock is stable, and adjust voltage as needed only. Once you have reached the max CPU clock, continue increasing to a bus clock that will allow you to run the RAM at rated speed, while using a lower CPU multiplier; the board should be well capable of increasing bus clock. When you are done the CPU OC, run a final overnight test with Prime95. Then, leaving the HT link at 2000Mhz, begin to focus on OC-ing the NB; this unlocks integrated memory controller performance. Increase it as high as you can, use the CPU-NB voltage to increase stability. You will likely top out around 2800Mhz on this. You may also choose to OC the RAM further by lowering timings (OC-ing further by speed will involve either increasing RAM multi which may end up being too high first-hand, or increasing bus clock further which could destabilize other things) below their rated. Be sure to watch your temps too, keep those in check!
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