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1.55v is about the limit on air cooling, just make sure the core temps dont pass 62c
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i just cant seem to figure out how to get it stable at 4ghz. can someone give me some advice on how to hit this?

Here is what i got so far:



temps have only been maxing about 57C or so, depending what program i use
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your ram is running at 11-11-11-30?
set it to the correct voltage and timings
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Originally Posted by eignub View Post
So i have gotten my 555be up to 4.03 Ghz stable using just the multiplier and upping the vcore slightly, to 1.475 (went up to 1.5, then found lowest was stable at). And now i was wondering what i can do to try and squeeze any more out of it? I have fought viciously with it trying to unlock another core or 2, but cant seem to get it stable if i unlock, no matter what. I dont really know how to mess with other settings.
Are you having trouble when trying higher clock speeds? On this M5A97 my 555 will run up to 260 for a clock. Right now I am running 249x16 (3.9Ghz) at stock voltages. This seems to be the sweet spot with my current setup, it runs at nearly the same temps I see at stock and is rock solid. I have managed to get up just shy of 4.4 by running a high clock and upping the multi up only slightly. When I try high multis on this board they seem to not be stable, BUT, I never manually mess with voltages, so this might be different if I did.

Before this M5, I had a Biostar A870U3 and it was the opposite. It loved high multi, and would not run at a clock of over 220. I was also able to get the 555 well over 4Ghz with that board, but by running something like 210x20. 210 was the preferred clock on the Biostar, not sure why it like that clock so much, but I was able to get the highest and best OCs with it. When I first tried OCing, I figured there were some standard set rules to follow to overclock, but I have discovered that there is a bit of "art" involved in it. This might be why people enjoy doing it so much.

My suggestion is to try bumping up your clock one tick at a time and then firing up @ the standard 16 multi to find out exactly what clock speeds your setup will run, and then take that higher clock and try applying higher multis to it. Good luck and have fun!
    
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your ram is running at 11-11-11-30?
set it to the correct voltage and timings
oops, didnt even notice that. i fixed it. can it help my ocing?
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Originally Posted by Jagged_Steel View Post
Are you having trouble when trying higher clock speeds? On this M5A97 my 555 will run up to 260 for a clock. Right now I am running 249x16 (3.9Ghz) at stock voltages. This seems to be the sweet spot with my current setup, it runs at nearly the same temps I see at stock and is rock solid. I have managed to get up just shy of 4.4 by running a high clock and upping the multi up only slightly. When I try high multis on this board they seem to not be stable, BUT, I never manually mess with voltages, so this might be different if I did.

Before this M5, I had a Biostar A870U3 and it was the opposite. It loved high multi, and would not run at a clock of over 220. I was also able to get the 555 well over 4Ghz with that board, but by running something like 210x20. 210 was the preferred clock on the Biostar, not sure why it like that clock so much, but I was able to get the highest and best OCs with it. When I first tried OCing, I figured there were some standard set rules to follow to overclock, but I have discovered that there is a bit of "art" involved in it. This might be why people enjoy doing it so much.

My suggestion is to try bumping up your clock one tick at a time and then firing up @ the standard 16 multi to find out exactly what clock speeds your setup will run, and then take that higher clock and try applying higher multis to it. Good luck and have fun!
well I tried that, and couldnt go any higher then 211 to boot. then raised the multi up to only 18.5 so i still only getting 3.9ghz, running stability tests now to check it. i was able to get up around 230-240 if i remember, but that was with my ram down to 1332mhz instead of 1600 mhz (it changed back to 1332 accidently). should i try going that route and see how high i can press it with a lower speed ram?
Edited by eignub - 10/16/11 at 12:17am
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post #17 of 17
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So i tried it by raising my clock instead of the multi, and think the results where a little better. it passed p95 blend for 12 hours. how does it look?



the temps were:
cpu: 43c-60c
cores: 33c-50c
chipset: 35c-40c

they seem pretty low to me. is it alright to keep boosting up the vcore as long as my temps are good, or is there a max voltage you shouldnt pass?

any other suggestions? im gonna start trying to raise the multi next.
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