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I cannot believe my 9600 BE won't go over 2.5GHz. I run it at 2.5GHz on stock voltage. 2.6 won't stick with any voltage increase up to 1.45v and I tried the CPU/NB at every increase up to 1.3v. Closest I get is to the Windows Logo and black backround at startup.

Any idea's?

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Gigabyte MA-GA785G-US2H
Logitech 550W with 8-Pin CPU Plug.
Hyper TX Heatsink, 50C full load at 1.45v CPU and 1.3v NB
GTX 460 SE

I even tried with the 460 SE out.
Edited by BWG - 8/12/11 at 9:40am
 
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post #2 of 14
What are you increasing? Multiplier or fsb freq?
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I tried both ways. Multi and fsb.
 
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post #4 of 14
Old Phailnoms don't OC much.
    
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the original Phenom CPU's didn't overclock very well that may be the max you will ever get out of that chip.
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I want a better one then

The thing bottlenecks my girlfriends Sims 3 in max everything with a 850/1700 clock on the GPU.

Think I should try to trade for an X2?
 
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post #7 of 14
If the motherboard supports it try a Phenom II 955.
    
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The old Phenom CPUs were decent processors, but sucked at overclocking (especially the first released stepping).
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post #9 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by BWG View Post
I want a better one then

The thing bottlenecks my girlfriends Sims 3 in max everything with a 850/1700 clock on the GPU.

Think I should try to trade for an X2?
well the sims 3 is not threaded at all on my system it maxes 1 core and never touches the other 3 accept on loading screen but yes i would get an X2 check ebay you might find a cheap PII X3

Quote:
Originally Posted by Evil Penguin View Post
The old Phenom CPUs were decent processors, but sucked at overclocking (especially the first released stepping).
trust me they were far from decent my old 9750 at 3GHz was totally blown away by my X3 710 at 2.6GHz stock.
on my current CPU its not even a contest lol
Edited by philhalo66 - 8/12/11 at 10:18am
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post #10 of 14
They are far from decent now. :\\
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