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Hello. I'm trying to overclock my sig rig. This is the best overclock I've ever gotten and a don't think it was tested for stability. as you can see, it was rejected by canard. i have a blog here on the site detailing the few serious attempts i've made to overclock on my own rather than use O.C. Profile. ANY advise, guidance or help would be more than appreciated.
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http://www.overclock.net/amd-general...ocket-am2.html
http://www.overclock.net/amd-general...e.html#post537

Here is a guide to help you on your overclocking adventure
Edited by deviot - 10/10/11 at 10:23pm
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i'm not looking for guides (i've already read atleast 5 or 6), i'm looking for more hands on help. especially with which voltages to raise and/or lower as i'm overclocking.
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Obviously the main one is vCore / CPU voltage, but the fact that CPU-Z rejected it really doesn't mean anything. Go ahead and stress your CPU with a program like Prime95 and keep an eye on your temps as you do this (see my temp thread). If it fails or bluescreens then that usually means you need more voltage - CPU or RAM typically. Bump it by 0.01v at a time until you get stable then back it down by 0.001v to find your lowest stable voltage.
Edited by ALUCARDVPR - 10/10/11 at 11:15pm
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what if i keep getting different bsods? i've gotten 5 of them and none of them were the same as the last? if i could find my camera, i'd take pictures of them all.

Also, i just reset everything back to auto in the bios and i noticed something weird. my stock voltage jumped from 1.275 all the way up to 1.35 and my ram voltage from 1.5 up to 1.6. any idea why my computer feeds it different voltages at stock today than it did yesterday?

another thing i notice is that my ram is labeled as 1600 with timings of 9-9-9-24 on the cards themselves, but when the computer sets it to 1333, cpu-z says the timings stay the same. that doesn't seem normal to me.
Edited by TheGrayDon10 - 10/11/11 at 6:34am
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The ram you must manualy set in the bios. AMD only accepts 1333 by default.
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i know it only accepts 1333 by default, but shouldn't the 1333 times be different/lower in cpu-z than the 1600 timings?
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Also, i just reset everything back to auto in the bios and i noticed something weird. my stock voltage jumped from 1.275 all the way up to 1.35 and my ram voltage from 1.5 up to 1.6. any idea why my computer feeds it different voltages at stock today than it did yesterday?
If you don't want voltage changing, take it off auto. The load line calibration on some boards will bump up the voltage under load anyway, but having your voltage on auto usually uses way too much voltage.
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Ok, so i got a successful and "stablish" overclock of 3.534ghz. i ran it through 50 runs of linx and 24 hours of OCCT on blend, but when i attempt to bench it with sandra sisoft it bsods. also, i got a bsod after 3 hours of running winamp. any explanation for this?
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My old AMD could never break 3.5 on air =/
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