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Hi,

I have a Gigabyte 890GPA-UD3h motherboard a phenom ii x4 955 c3 and a CM 212+ cooler. 4gb ddr3 1600mhz ocz ram

I would like to overclock to around the 4GHz mark or even more if possible but don't know how to begin. Very new to overclocking. Read some guides and videos but don't know how to start.

Thanks
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Then the guides you read are crappy There is a guide to overclocking AthlonII for beginners in my sig, check it out. It works with Phenom II too.

Edit: here's a link http://www.overclock.net/amd-cpus/10...-friendly.html
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hmm..i have one of those same style coolers..it's humungo! read the guides on here..
1) set the RAM right (timings,dram voltage)
2) set the fsb right 200+ clocks..(cpu/nb voltage)
3) play with the multiplier/voltage (vcore)
 
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Hi,

I have a Gigabyte 890GPA-UD3h motherboard a phenom ii x4 955 c3 and a CM 212+ cooler. 4gb ddr3 1600mhz ocz ram

I would like to overclock to around the 4GHz mark or even more if possible but don't know how to begin. Very new to overclocking. Read some guides and videos but don't know how to start.

Thanks
I have the ud5 and same chip
1. set multi to 20
2. set cpu to 1.425 to start
3. disable cool and quiet and c1e
4. set your memory speed and timings manually

run linx or ibt for 25-50 runs and watch the temps.
run prime95 for at least 8 hours.

if you are stable then overclock your nb and try to get it to 2800. I believe the voltage on nb will need to be around 1.3-1.35 for me it is 1.3

if you are not stable raise the volts on the cpu to 1.45 etc....

For me I can keep my nb at 2400 without raising volts on it and cpu all the way to 3.9 without raising volts. Your board is a similar board to mine. Not sure how much of a difference the ud3 vs ud5 but would guess you should get similar results. Also remember all cpu's overclock differently. Just because I can get 4.0ghz without much problems doesn't mean you will be able to do it just as easily.
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