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Don't think there's any other club of the sort, so gentlemen, let's get ready to rumble !thumb.gif

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This club is dedicated to the fortunate few who have an unlocked chip, namely the Phenom II X4 B-series. Members may post their stable OC's (validation/screenshot required), temps, stability/heat issues and help keep out trolls who bag on the good AMD name. Also, members going up from an Athlon should state if whether their chips unlock with L3 cache so as to make categorization easier.



IIf after posting, i've left anybody out, it's probably because it never caught my eye. Feel free to PM me in case of such a scenario thumb.gif.


General troubleshooting-related queries with the chip welcome as well.



Trolling of any sort will not be tolerated.




As an old saying once went; "let there be light", well, in homage to that saying;"let there be members!".


I'll go first; got the processor running at 3.95 Ghz @ 1.39v (highest i could achieve on stock air cooling without potentially cooking the VRMs frown.gif).



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Here's a quick and easy guide to overclocking/stability testing of an unlocked core. Courtesy of the guide goes to Kokin thumb.gif. Should really help the less-experienced members.
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I'm not responsible for any damage that occurs during overclocking and you will take the risk of any fried or damage components by choosing to overclock manually and by following the steps below:


Steps to do:
1) Turn off OC genie.
2) Turn on unlocking option
3) Boot up with unlocked cores, but not overclocked and using Prime95 or Intel Burn Test or LinX to test stability for a few hours. If you pass for 1-3 hours you should be good.
4A) If not stable, go to BIOS to turn off each core one at a time, test it again in Prime95, IBT, or LinX and see if is stable. This lets you know which core is faulty if you shut it off and you became stable.
4B) If you can't get it to be stable at all, the unlocking of your L3 cache might be unstable, so this means you cannot unlock at all. Athlons have disabled L3 cache, because they were unstable from production, so if you have one with an unstable L3 cache, you're out of luck for unlocking, as you cannot get any unlock stable with an unstable L3 cache.
4C) If you were stable for any of the above, you can proceed to increase your CPU multiplier and then test in Prime95, LinX, IBT for each increase until you hit instability.
5) Once you've found your max overclock, you can proceed to increase voltage and then find your next max overclock. Repeat this until you reach your desired OC goal or max temps (58-61C)
6) Then once you're stable to where you like your CPU overclock to be, I suggest overclocking your CPU-NB, which controls your L3 cache and also your CPU's IMC (integrated memory controller), this is not necessary, but I suggest overclocking this to 2400mhz~2800mhz which may have to use (1.25v~1.4v for CPU-NB voltage).
7) If you do overclock your CPU-NB frequency, make sure you leave your HT Link Speed to 2000mhz.
8) You can also choose to overclock your RAM after the other two have been stable, but it brings zero benefit for most applications. You'll have to read up on this yourself as OCIng RAM is not an easy thing to do. You'll have to change the FSB speed and almost ALL of your multipliers and I don't really feel like explaining all that.

With my unlocked B55, I lost the ability to read my core temps (stuck at 0C) and I only read off the TMPIN temps:

TMPIN0: CPU socket temps - this is core temps + 3C from my experience, but could be different for others
TMPIN1: Northbridge or VRM temp - each motherboard has different AUX temp probes, so it is usually either of these two
TMPIN2: Motherboard or system temp

Edited by PunkX 1 - 7/20/12 at 7:21am
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this will be good.... all together now!
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You have a lot more HT Link. Stay with 2000 +/- 100MHz HT link ( THE LOWER THE BETTER). It dramatically reduces your performance. Also you can get 4.2GHz with 1.45/1.475 voltage. Remember 1.55v is the maximum 7/24 safe voltage.
    
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You have a lot more HT Link. Stay with 2000 +/- 100MHz HT link ( THE LOWER THE BETTER). It dramatically reduces your performance. Also you can get 4.2GHz with 1.45/1.475 voltage. Remember 1.55v is the maximum 7/24 safe voltage.

True, but i'm not pushing 1.5v on the chip till i get a new mobo and till i get my hydro back. I'd say 3.95 Ghz @ 1.39v is pretty darn good, for now atleast biggrin.gif. Totally forgot about the HT link, no wonder something seemed fishy about the overall performance rolleyes.gif
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Current settings:

AMD Phenom II - 555 - Overclock @ 4.20ghz - 1.452v - 210x20 - Unlocked to X4 (B55)
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Current settings:
AMD Phenom II - 555 - Overclock @ 4.20ghz - 1.452v - 210x20 - Unlocked to X4 (B55)
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This is my current sig rig setup.

Sweet OC. 4.20 Ghz @ 1.45v? you got a pretty golden chip right there thumb.gif

The club announces it's very 1st member thumb.gif.
Edited by PunkX 1 - 11/21/11 at 9:39pm
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Well it was about time for this club to be made biggrin.gif
I posted also on the 4.0ghz club so i copy paste

Username: Thanos1972
CPU / Revision: AMD Phenom II X2 555BE to X4 B55
CPU Clock: 4009ghz at 1.368 and 4503ghz at 1.596
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NB Clock: 2800+ at 1.35 on both cases
Cooling: Hyper 212+ push/pull+ 1X70mm fan at the base

As i say,my top was the 4500 with the volts you see but today i wanted to see what this bios feature from the bios can do. (asus overclocking utility)
So i turned it on and you can see what happened.http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2107786
it seems stable and i didnt do any fine tuning yet.the only thing it did change was my ram tRAS from 25 went to 24 and from 1T to 2T.

Here you can see the max http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1894415

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Well it was about time for this club to be made biggrin.gif
I posted also on the 4.0ghz club so i copy paste
Username: Thanos1972
CPU / Revision: AMD Phenom II X2 555BE to X4 B55
CPU Clock: 4009ghz at 1.368 and 4503ghz at 1.596
Motherboard Asus M4A87TD EVO
NB Clock: 2800+ at 1.35 on both cases
Cooling: Hyper 212+ push/pull+ 1X70mm fan at the base
As i say,my top was the 4500 with the volts you see but today i wanted to see what this bios feature from the bios can do. (asus overclocking utility)
So i turned it on and you can see what happened.http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2107786
it seems stable and i didnt do any fine tuning yet.the only thing it did change was my ram tRAS from 25 went to 24 and from 1T to 2T.
Here you can see the max http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1894415
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Yeah it was about time so welcome to the club mate thumb.gif

The 4.5 gigs on the chip is epic but the 1.59 volts that you pushed through is just begging for a fire hazard biggrin.gif. Is the processor stable at those speeds? Also, the tRAS going from 25 to 24 will hardly make any real world difference. Manual is the way to go thumb.gif
Edited by PunkX 1 - 11/22/11 at 5:50am
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I gave it a try at 1.65 and i was able to boot at 4560 something i recall but i was hoping to pass cinebench but i crashed about 1 minute after starting cinebench so i went back without taking a validation.It was cold weather outside and i had moved the pc to the balcony.
And,no it is not stable at 4500.It is stable (3 hours occt) though at 4400 with 1.55 but as we cant see core temps and my cooling is not a top one,i have it at 4.000 with what you see.also i did manualy adjust memory 1T and tRAS 24 as it originally was.
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Yeah it was about time so welcome to the club mate thumb.gif
The 4.5 gigs on the chip is epic but the 1.59 volts that you pushed through is just begging for a fire hazard biggrin.gif. Is the processor stable at those speeds? Also, the tRAS going from 25 to 24 will hardly make any real world difference. Manual is the way to go thumb.gif
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I gave it a try at 1.65 and i was able to boot at 4560 something i recall but i was hoping to pass cinebench but i crashed about 1 minute after starting cinebench so i went back without taking a validation.It was cold weather outside and i had moved the pc to the balcony.
And,no it is not stable at 4500.It is stable (3 hours occt) though at 4400 with 1.55 but as we cant see core temps and my cooling is not a top one,i have it at 4.000 with what you see.also i did manualy adjust memory 1T and tRAS 24 as it originally was.

Well you obv can't expect the chip to be stable @ 1.65v on air, that's just insane biggrin.gif You were lucky to even get the computer boot let alone stress the chip.

With those volts, you're entering LN2 territory. Right about the core temps though. Since i also lost the ability to read them, i'm holding back on OC's till i get a better cooler (though CPU temps are always higher than core temps). Nice job with the stable 4.4 Ghz OC though thumb.gif
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