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post #11 of 35
thanks for the tip but I already knew too much tp is a bad thing. I dont think I applied too much either way im gonna rub the old paste off with rubbing alcohol and try to reapply with arctic silver.
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update: i think im a newb and put the heatsink fan on the wrong side. Looks at multiple google images and most people seem to be mounting on the opposite side I was. So I reapplied thermal paste and put the fan on the correct side. cpu temp dropped 10c. now idling at 34
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If you have a spare 120mm fan, a push/pull configuration works great with the 212 as well =) I found I had a much easier time getting stable with my 965 by lowering my ram down from stock 1600 MHZ to 1333. But as stated previously, the type of crash or BSOD you get will help determine what needs to be adjusted.
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yeah unfortunately I doubt have a spare fan, would be nice though. My ram runs at 1333 should I lower it if i'm messing with fbs?
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post #15 of 35
if you can drop the ram divider down then do so,though if you are only OCcing the FSB up to 40 or so,you may not even need drop the divider.then use the cpu multiplier to get a high cpu overclock.
can you do a cpu-z screenshot so we can be sure which chip you have?
the earlier revisions of black edition chips dont necesarily overclock so well.
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post #16 of 35
sure I can. However I'm not sure i understand.. anyways hope this is what you are asking for
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1.55v is max safe but try to keep it below 1.48 if possible. with temps i wouldnt advise letting it go past 62c but you can run 65-67c without seeing degradation and cpu damage but only let it hit that high in a seriously hardcore stress test as your cpu will never reach that high of s tress level even when gaming. but like everyone else has said if you can hit 4ghz on air with a max temp of 55-60c you are ok. try and keep it below that if you can. like i said i dont advise passing 62c but it is possible as long as you keep the voltage below 1.5 and its only hitting that high during hardcore stress testing. i have a few friends who have hit 70c on there 9x5 series phenom II x4s without adverse effects however i dont recommend it. dont push your luck to much with temperatures. also keep in mind not every chip hits 4ghz safely if at all. if i were you(or your friend) i would start with 3.8 and go from there. just be smart and keep your temperatures and voltage under control unless you really want to possibly risk frying your chip.
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im also having a strange issue with cpuz... it doesn't post the correct FSB when i over clock... it always just remains at stock. yes I turned off cool n quiet and c1e. However another thing interesting, my bios doesn't say cool n quiet it instead says powernow! however I read this is the laptop equivalent to cool n quiet? I find this odd since im not on a laptop...
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im also having a strange issue with cpuz... it doesn't post the correct FSB when i over clock... it always just remains at stock. yes I turned off cool n quiet and c1e. However another thing interesting, my bios doesn't say cool n quiet it instead says powernow! however I read this is the laptop equivalent to cool n quiet? I find this odd since im not on a laptop...
not sure about the powernow thing. are you ocing your fsb? or just straight multiplier? sometimes low level fsb overclocks will read as stock because the cpu is throttling to load. on my 955 it will say my freq is 3899-3920 (3920is my current oc) and it changes based on cpu load. also sometimes adding cpu/nb voltage will fix this as well as an update to cpuid. you may want to get yourself a copy of aida64 and throw up the oct panel and configure all the stuff you want to see... i.e cpu core cpu freq cpu multi fsb etc.etc..
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im trying to oc my fsb right now. Doing a 3dmark test. Atm i have fsb at 2600 with 1.375 voltage. I just want to get the fsb stable. Than i'll mess with multiplier tomorrow.
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