Overclock.net › Forums › AMD › AMD CPUs › Phenom 970 OC help
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Phenom 970 OC help

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
Since I recently upgraded my cooling from H70 to a custom loop I wanted to push my processor past 4.0 (which Ive been at for 4+ months seen in cpu-z attachment) and see if I could get 4.2-4.4

Any time I try and get higher than 4.1 though I get BSOD error code 00000124, I have only added voltage to the core so far, was wondering what I need to do to get stable.

I tried adding to the core and NB vid but still get BSOD. Ideas?
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k @4.8 Asus P8P67 WS rev 2x6950 unlocked 8GB Corsair Vengence LP 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Force 3 120GB + 1TB WD Windows 7 3x HP 25 inch 2509M Steel Series 6GV2 
PowerCaseMouse
Antec 750 Corsair 600T SE White Razer Mamba 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k @4.8 Asus P8P67 WS rev 2x6950 unlocked 8GB Corsair Vengence LP 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Force 3 120GB + 1TB WD Windows 7 3x HP 25 inch 2509M Steel Series 6GV2 
PowerCaseMouse
Antec 750 Corsair 600T SE White Razer Mamba 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 16
As far as i know, BSOD 0x0124 voltage related, you need more Vcore.

First, to upping the HT ref to 201, test, 202, test, 203, test, until bsod, add 1 increment vcore, test, go like that, dont give it a jump for 4.0ghz to 4.1ghz, you already at high voltages, but i guess you cant go to 1.6v with custom loop, if them are ok.
post #3 of 16
Thread Starter 
Yeah I thought thats what 0124 meant to but even if I got all the way up to 1.65V it still doesnt last more than a minute on prime95 before BSOD again, thats why I think it might be something else.

And under 55C load is considered "safe" for a 970 right? cause Im still a good chunk under 55...

I feel like there is something basic that I dont know about that would make it stable... is there any other things I need to add a bit more voltage to in BIOS?
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k @4.8 Asus P8P67 WS rev 2x6950 unlocked 8GB Corsair Vengence LP 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Force 3 120GB + 1TB WD Windows 7 3x HP 25 inch 2509M Steel Series 6GV2 
PowerCaseMouse
Antec 750 Corsair 600T SE White Razer Mamba 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k @4.8 Asus P8P67 WS rev 2x6950 unlocked 8GB Corsair Vengence LP 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Force 3 120GB + 1TB WD Windows 7 3x HP 25 inch 2509M Steel Series 6GV2 
PowerCaseMouse
Antec 750 Corsair 600T SE White Razer Mamba 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 16
62* Celsius is the max temp for Phenom II chips. 1.55v is the max safe voltage.

If you can't get any faster, then your CPU probably "hit the wall" so to speak.

EDIT: This is why it makes sense to buy a 955 BE over a 970 BE. They will end up clocking to about the same regardless of the stock CPU multiplier.
BlueRaven
(13 items)
 
Dead BIOS
(9 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 G74Sx NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M  Samsung  
RAMRAMHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung  Samsung  Momentus 7200.4 Scorpio Blue 
Mouse
Logitech G700 
  hide details  
Reply
BlueRaven
(13 items)
 
Dead BIOS
(9 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 G74Sx NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M  Samsung  
RAMRAMHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung  Samsung  Momentus 7200.4 Scorpio Blue 
Mouse
Logitech G700 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 16
Up to 62ºC you are safe according to amd, i say you can go higher, i go as high as 64ºC so far... when i get my WC we'll see.

Well try dropping your CPU-NB multi by 1x, did that once and got it stable when i had bsod 124.
post #6 of 16
Thread Starter 
Doesn't the FB frequency have to be more than the HT link frequency? Also I thought max safe voltage was higher than that...

Also will rising the NB vid or whatever help at all?
Edited by AndrewM56 - 8/10/11 at 4:59pm
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k @4.8 Asus P8P67 WS rev 2x6950 unlocked 8GB Corsair Vengence LP 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Force 3 120GB + 1TB WD Windows 7 3x HP 25 inch 2509M Steel Series 6GV2 
PowerCaseMouse
Antec 750 Corsair 600T SE White Razer Mamba 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k @4.8 Asus P8P67 WS rev 2x6950 unlocked 8GB Corsair Vengence LP 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Force 3 120GB + 1TB WD Windows 7 3x HP 25 inch 2509M Steel Series 6GV2 
PowerCaseMouse
Antec 750 Corsair 600T SE White Razer Mamba 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 16
If I remember correctly there where some problems overclocking with that board.Several revisions where made.Make sure your bios is updated also.
Amelia
(13 items)
 
Professional
(13 items)
 
RCPC#1
(17 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1100t MSI 890FX GD65 MSI Radeon HD5670 GSkill RipjawsX DDR3 PC3 12800 2x4GB CL8 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Black 1TB SATA III Samsung BD Zalman 9900MAX Windows 7 64 Professional 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
AOC 22" LED Logitech Kingwin Lazer Platinum 500w Fractal Design R3 
Other
Samsung 470 SSD 128GB 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 960T Asus M4A88T-VEVO Asus Strix R7 370 SuperTalent Perfomance 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
GSkill Snipers Monster Daytona Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7,200 RPM 16Mb cache Memorex DVD/RW 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H60 Windows 8N IBM 9494 19" LCD IBM 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair GS500 In Win H-Frame Wolfking OCZ Behemoth 
Audio
JBL Creature 
  hide details  
Reply
Amelia
(13 items)
 
Professional
(13 items)
 
RCPC#1
(17 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1100t MSI 890FX GD65 MSI Radeon HD5670 GSkill RipjawsX DDR3 PC3 12800 2x4GB CL8 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Black 1TB SATA III Samsung BD Zalman 9900MAX Windows 7 64 Professional 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
AOC 22" LED Logitech Kingwin Lazer Platinum 500w Fractal Design R3 
Other
Samsung 470 SSD 128GB 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 960T Asus M4A88T-VEVO Asus Strix R7 370 SuperTalent Perfomance 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
GSkill Snipers Monster Daytona Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7,200 RPM 16Mb cache Memorex DVD/RW 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H60 Windows 8N IBM 9494 19" LCD IBM 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair GS500 In Win H-Frame Wolfking OCZ Behemoth 
Audio
JBL Creature 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 16
By NB frequency you mean the CPU-NB, and it has nothing to do with the HT link frequency ( afaik, correct me someone if i'm wrong ), the cpu-nb speaks with the RAM, and the ht link speaks with the video cards and south bridge ( drives/usb (not sure)).
post #9 of 16
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redwoodz View Post
If I remember correctly there where some problems overclocking with that board.Several revisions where made.Make sure your bios is updated also.
How do I check which BIOS I have and which revision of the board I have??

edit: appears I have rev 2.1 of the board, will try and figure out bios tho
Edited by AndrewM56 - 8/10/11 at 5:16pm
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k @4.8 Asus P8P67 WS rev 2x6950 unlocked 8GB Corsair Vengence LP 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Force 3 120GB + 1TB WD Windows 7 3x HP 25 inch 2509M Steel Series 6GV2 
PowerCaseMouse
Antec 750 Corsair 600T SE White Razer Mamba 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k @4.8 Asus P8P67 WS rev 2x6950 unlocked 8GB Corsair Vengence LP 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Force 3 120GB + 1TB WD Windows 7 3x HP 25 inch 2509M Steel Series 6GV2 
PowerCaseMouse
Antec 750 Corsair 600T SE White Razer Mamba 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by AndrewM56 View Post
How do I check which BIOS I have and which revision of the board I have??

edit: appears I have rev 2.0 of the board, will try and figure out bios tho
Under motherboard tab in CPU-z, there is a part where is says BIOS, and under that Brand, Version and Date.

Go to gigabyte website, and download latest bios.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: AMD CPUs
Overclock.net › Forums › AMD › AMD CPUs › Phenom 970 OC help