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So i want to overclock my 955 black edition but was wondering what is cap i should overclock it too, i want to leave it overclocked all the time and not have to constantly change it, i havent overclocked before and would like help, thanks.
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Well if you can keep your temps below 55'C using prime95 blend max memory, then go for the max speed beofre those limits.

1.55v max for the vcore should be your limit.

If you have a C3 version of the 955, you have a good chance for 4GHz.

But if you have the C2 version, you'll probably max out at 3.8-3.9GHz.

OC your CPU-NB to atleast 2700MHz for overall system snappiness.
    
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i heard that you should only overclock from the bios
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i heard that you should only overclock from the bios

you are correct wink.gif
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cool ima go do this now thanks for the help
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also one more question: do i have to turn my voltage up? or can i keep the voltage at stock while overclocking to 3.5
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also one more question: do i have to turn my voltage up? or can i keep the voltage at stock while overclocking to 3.5

It depends if your chip can run @ stock voltage under stress tests at 3.5. If it cant, then you'll need to raise the voltage. thumb.gif
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Hey brother, first.

Welcome to OC.net,

Secondly. If your using stock cooling, you might not be able to get very much of a overclock on this chip as AMD tends to run hot as is.

So before you go blowing up your CPU with a Crazy overclock please make sure you've got acceptable cooling.

Now I know a few dozen of you have guides for the 955 BE on a clip board. Anyone of you got a fast link? The new site works like crap on my work computer for some reason. So I'm rather slugish on searching up the proper links.

Take things slowly, this will be your first time overclocking so go bit by bit. Don't just crank it up to 3.8-4.0 Ghz and give it juice. Go up slowly, test, stabilze, increase again. Overclocking is about small changes and alot of testing.

Now, I've not updated my RIG in my sig. But I just bought a SpinQ VT II from thermatake. So far I've gotten good results. However I'm gonna reinstall it cause I"m getting inconsistant cooling so I'm sure a bit of thermal paste did not get spread nicely when I had to battle the clip on.
post #9 of 11
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ok well ill put alot of thought into what im doing biggrin.gif, but yeah i only have a stock fan on my cpu but my case has alot of ventilation ill probably upgrade my cpu fan later
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Stock fan means not much for a overclock. You can get a decent CPU cooler for under $60. Or if your feeling a little frisky you can buy the corsair watercooler that's totally self containded without much effect required. Does a acceptable job, but not as good as a full loop. Food for thought.

But really, if your going to overclock. You need a none stock CPU cooler those things are garbage.
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