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post #1 of 15
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So i've never OC anything and i'm looking for what I can OC my CPU and GPU to without tinkering with voltage.

My rig:

AMD Phenom II x4 965 Black Edition(3.4ghz)
AMD Radeon HD 6850(775mhz)
700w PSU
3x120mm fans and 1x140mm fan.

Any help would be appreciated.
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post #2 of 15
What motherboard do you have?

Here's a guide to overclocking your CPU.
http://www.overclock.net/amd-general...ml#post2612910
http://www.overclock.net/amd-general...ocket-am2.html

And here is a few to show you how to overclock the GPU.
http://pcformat.techradar.com/articl...-6870-10-12-10

Good luck!
Edited by Mr OCN - 6/2/11 at 10:52pm
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post #3 of 15
Welcome to the fold. Be sure to fill out your system specs under "User CP" so we can help you. The links in my signature, along with the guides posted earlier are a great place to start.
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Thank you for the guides, i'll definitely be checking them out, as for my mobo, it's a Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3.
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post #5 of 15
hey i am also new to this would your guide apply to me i have

cpu AMD phenom 2 x6 1055t
motherboard asus m4n68t-m v2
a front fan and cpu fan

i pretty much brought this to clock to 4ghz...

and wondering is the only thing i need to worry about over heating or are there other things i can screw up!!!

thanks
    
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post #6 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by bbk View Post
hey i am also new to this would your guide apply to me i have

cpu AMD phenom 2 x6 1055t
motherboard asus m4n68t-m v2
a front fan and cpu fan

i pretty much brought this to clock to 4ghz...

and wondering is the only thing i need to worry about over heating or are there other things i can screw up!!!

thanks
The guides posted here are the same for all phenom II and will even work for the Athalon II minus the unlocked multiplier thingy
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post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by cook View Post
The guides posted here are the same for all phenom II and will even work for the Athalon II minus the unlocked multiplier thingy
awesome thanks for that
    
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post #8 of 15
also wondering whats good software to check and set limit of the cpu temperature
    
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post #9 of 15
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I see all these posts about unlocking the CPU, in CPU-Z it shows 4 cores, I don't need to do any unlocking do I?
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post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by jokerxdragon View Post
I see all these posts about unlocking the CPU, in CPU-Z it shows 4 cores, I don't need to do any unlocking do I?
Doesn't sound like it. Double check to see what your BIOS is reporting.

EDIT: Nvm you have a 965 so no unlocking is required
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