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I think I got the totally opposite of a golden chip. No matter how I overclock the chip, it will be unstable at all time. Increasing voltage doesn't help at all. Instead it crashes easier.

Is it because of my AMD 965 BE C2 sucks? or rest of the components suck too much to overclock?
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blue screen or blackscreen? where is your idle temp and load temps at when you're running it at stock?
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blue screen or blackscreen? where is your idle temp and load temps at when you're running it at stock?
No bsod, just restart when running prime95 blend for few minutes to an hour. Sometimes just freezes the screen.

Ambient 33/ load 57

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What kind of overclock did you do?

From 3,4(stock) right to 4.0ghz?
Or from 3.4 to 3.5?

More info needed so we can help.

Basically and processor can overclock even a little, at leats 100mhz you should be able to squeeze out.
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What kind of overclock did you do?

From 3,4(stock) right to 4.0ghz?
Or from 3.4 to 3.5?

More info needed so we can help.

Basically and processor can overclock even a little, at leats 100mhz you should be able to squeeze out.
To 3.6 by increasing the multiplier by 1 with and without voltage increase by .025V.

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Sounds like you need to mess with the settings (Like Try Disabling C1E, And Cool n' Quiet). Then try OCing. If that doesn't help, well you got one hella crappy chip. I got a crap X2 550 BE. Won't unlock, and needs 1.55V's to get to 4Ghz.

I can run it @ 3.95Ghz @ 1.472V'sm but 4Ghz needs a TON MORE.
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Sounds like you need to mess with the settings (Like Try Disabling C1E, And Cool n' Quiet). Then try OCing. If that doesn't help, well you got one hella crappy chip. I got a crap X2 550 BE. Won't unlock, and needs 1.55V's to get to 4Ghz.

I can run it @ 3.95Ghz @ 1.472V'sm but 4Ghz needs a TON MORE.
Whoa 1.55V! How high voltage can AMD 965 BE handle? I remember AMD 965 BE doesn't like high voltage.

I'll try it right now, disable C1E and CnQ, then bump multiplier to 18x.

Wish me a luck
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1.55v is the maximum safe voltage for Phenom II chips.

This sounds like either VRMs somehow overheating, or your CPU not liking temperatures over 55C.
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post #9 of 19
You have a C2 so right off the bat you should know it isn't very efficient. But I'm on the same boat as you....
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All phenom II can take up to 1.55v according to AMD. Just need to stay 62ºC according to AMD.

Disable any CPU/PCIE/whatever SPECTRUM.

Dont expect to much out of a C2 chip, then run hotter and OC less than C3.

First, try 3.5ghz before 3.6ghz, just up the stock multiplier by 0.5
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