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For some reason i cant seem to push my phenom 965 to 4.5ghz at any voltage,
Im at 4ghz and 1.4v completley stable but going to 4.5ghz at 1.5v or even 1.6v isnt stable, i can boot into windows but any kind of game or things like cinabench and prime95 crash and i BSOD.
Is it possible its just my motherboard that isnt very overclocking friendly?


Here is my bios information
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Edited by Tronic707x - 11/24/11 at 6:59pm
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post #2 of 23

More than likely you're hitting a thermal wall due to the amount of heat you're generating.


You'll need to get your chip cooler in order to run it at 4.5GHz.

    
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i get 35c idle in bios when at 1.5v so i dont think it has anything to do with heat.
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Load temps is what you'll want to be more concerned about.
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But will my temps really not let overclock my cpu?!!?! :S
I dont think so...
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i get 35c idle in bios when at 1.5v so i dont think it has anything to do with heat.


It's still too hot.

 

I needed 20C load temps to run 4.5GHz with my 1090T.

 

Phenom needs cooler temps, it stops responding to more voltage after a point.

 

    
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Well then why when i had a stock cooler and i did this i ocd to 4ghz and got load temps of 70c and idle was 45c i was still completley stable at 1.4vcore!
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But will my temps really not let overclock my cpu?!!?! :S
I dont think so...

Yes, yes it can. Very much so. If the processor gets to hot, the system will shut itself down, or at least not be running optimally leading to instability/lock ups.
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i get 35c idle in bios when at 1.5v so i dont think it has anything to do with heat.

What is your current cooling solution?
If you can get to 4.2Ghz on air,you have a great X4. Keep load temps below 60C,and voltage below 1.6,1.55V is a safe max if you don't want degradation.
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What is your current cooling solution?
If you can get to 4.2Ghz on air,you have a great X4. Keep load temps below 60C,and voltage below 1.6,1.55V is a safe max if you don't want degradation.

Im using a cooler master 212+ with 2 fans in a push/pull config.
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