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post #1 of 21
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hi guys,

i am new to overclocking and am still learning about pc really so plz bare with me.

i want to overclock my phenom 2 x4 965 to 3.6 using the motherboard, i have a asus m4a79t deluxe board.

can anyone tell me how to do it using the motherboard settings plz, do i just move the the cpu setting up to 17 and leave the rest? i have a corsair h50 and i know that 3.6 will not stress the 965 too much.

i would just like to get a bit more out of my 965 b4 i upgrade after xmas to a bulldozer.

hope you can help, sorry i am sounding like a noob its coz i am lol biggrin.gif
post #2 of 21
In bios just change the multiplier until u get 3.6ghz u shouldnt have to touch anything else for such a low clock!
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post #3 of 21
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so i just change it to 17 then ?
is 3.6 gonna be better than 3.4? i know its still low but i don`t know how to change anything else in the bios settings and i don`t like using amd overdrive or stuff like that.
post #4 of 21
200 mhz won't be noticeable.. I'd get a higher clock if you're using watercooling..
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ok so i have just moved the multiplier up to 18x and not touched anything else. my temps are 28-29c. should i use prime95 or not bother?

3.6 isn`t better than 3.4?

i don`t know what else to change to go any higher, all i want is to have a small improvment
post #6 of 21
It's obviously better, but I doubt you'll see any difference, I suggest to at least get to 3.8-4 ghz.
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post #7 of 21
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no i just gonna keep it at 3.6. which prim95 test do i use? there are 3 different ones ?
post #8 of 21
Yeah if you have a black edition phenomII they're built to be overclocked with just the multiplier so you don't have to even touch bus speed/ram etc. And forget what someone else said .2ghz IS NOTICEABLE when it comes to games/certain applications that are dependant on CPU. That .2ghz will make it a little bit faster.

Also, 29c is very low. I surf at 45, but remember: surfing and idle temps DONT MATTER. Gaming and full load temps are the ones that matter and I'm staying under 55c at full load clocked to 4ghz. Anything 40's and under are all the same theyre not going to hurt your cpu; these things aren't delicate fine china theyre built to withstand heat for years.

Lastly, temps theoretically only rise when you raise your voltage, and I used to run at 3.8ghz with the stock voltage (1.35), so I consider you just set it to 3.8, shouldn't make a difference on your temps (I have mine at 4ghz with only +.025v to a total of 1.375v).

Hope this helps smile.gif

Edit: I would use the prime 95 blend test. Tests more than just CPU and will have you at full load. Run it while you're at school or work, and use cpu-z to see what the max temp ever reached was. If you never hit 60c your good. You will never do anything that has all your cores at 100% for hours like prime 95 does so you should never hit the max prime95 temp during normal use.
Edited by thebassoe - 10/14/11 at 5:35am
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post #9 of 21
@thebassoe: Yes it is going to be a little bit faster, there's just no reason to go 200 mhz higher on a watercooled system, but if that's what he wants then ok.
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post #10 of 21
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well i did a prime95 test. it got to 48mins in and then my pc cut out and restarted frown.gif
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