Originally Posted by Lord Xeb
When I overclocked my chip the first time, I knew people got to 3.6GHz (400x9) with around 1.45-1.52v so I put the voltage at 1.45 and tried hitting 3.6GHz.
I also knew that at high FSB, I need to up the VTT, and NB voltages. After READING other people's guides and look around at people have had a similar setup as mine, i concluded a rough estimate for the voltage I needed on said parts and applied them. Eventually I started playing with the chip and discovering what it can do.
And BTW, this was with PROPER cooling by going otuside when it was 20F (abotu 2C) and running my fan at maximum. Temps were always well below 30C which is fine for what I was doing. Though I have since learned more and may be able to push 4.3-4.4 this winter
And as an FYI, my chip is MUCH older than yours and thus requires much more voltage. DO NOT USE ANY VOLTAGES I USE ON MY CHIP ON YOURS UNLESS YOUR UNDER DICE OR LN2!!! Your chip can probably hit 5.5GHz at those voltages easily.
Same thing with me. When I first OC'd, I just shot up the voltage to a certain point and tried to get as high a stable clock as I could. And of course I modified other things, like (for AMD systems at least) CPU/NB makes a big difference as well as keeping the HT link around 2 GHz.
Now that I'm more experienced though I try to get the max OC out of stock voltage and then when I hit instability increase vcore by one notch until I reach stability, then either raise the multi by 0.5x or the bclk by 1-2MHz and maybe bump the vcore one more notch and test for stability again. Then keep doing this until the vcore is either the highest I'm willing to set it at for 24/7 usage or the temperatures become unacceptable. When I'm aiming for a quick suicide run or max CPU-Z validation, though, I'll use the previous method.
I suggest OP learn to do something similar to the first method mentioned with MODERATE volts (≤1.4v for his chip), and maybe once he becomes more experienced try the latter.
Originally Posted by Bayinghound
Too much voltage, should be pretty obvious.
OP, if you don't research these things, why are you overclocking in the first place?
This. OP, please read up on overclocking.Edited by Usario - 8/9/11 at 10:44pm