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1055T and Biostar A880G+ - Should I put a mild overclock on it?

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Hey Everyone:

I just bought a bare bones kit from newegg for my sister and her husband for christmas. This is the specs:

AMD Phenom II 1055T
Biostar A880G+
4GB GSkill Ripjaws
Powercolor 6870
OCZ Vertex 60GB
Seagate Barracuda 500GB

I am using the stock cooler and it is sitting in a cheapy Rosewill case.

I have never owned an AMD CPU before. My question is whether it is worth putting a mild overclock on the CPU rather than running it stock. If I do put a mild overclock on it can you point me in the right direction on what I should attempt to do first?

I have no expectations of pushing this thing put if possible would like to improve IPC a little. I don't want to waste alot of time messing around with it.

Thanks,
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Yes you can. Just overclock from 2.8GHz to 3.1GHz to be in safe. Set FSB to 222MHz (it doesn't requires any voltage change) and you are done. ^^
    
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Yes you can. Just overclock from 2.8GHz to 3.1GHz to be in safe. Set FSB to 222MHz (it doesn't requires any voltage change) and you are done. ^^

Cool!

By changing the base to 3.1 does that turn off the turbo of 3.3?
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Cool!
By changing the base to 3.1 does that turn off the turbo of 3.3?

Turn off turbo. I don't think turbo is usefull. Overclock is way better.
    
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why not 3.2ghz. run it to the vcore of a 1090T.
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why not 3.2ghz. run it to the vcore of a 1090T.

I can do that.

Installing windows on it now. Once up and running I will post back. +Rep
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Cool!
By changing the base to 3.1 does that turn off the turbo of 3.3?

The 1055T is basically a 1090T without the unlocked multiplier. I think you can even change the clocks to 3.3 and turbo to 3.7 like the 1100T.
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I can do that.
Installing windows on it now. Once up and running I will post back. +Rep

even a modest oc is good with the copper heatpiped cooler on the 1055T. 3.4ghz on stock cooling is doable. I bought a cousin of mine a phenom II 955. he has zero pc knowledge. he's on the computer 24/7 BUT doesn't know anything lol. overclocked it to a modest 3.4ghz with a very slight vcore bump. ran a quick prime95 test for 1 hour+ and about 5 runs of IBT. voila he's been using it for more than a year now and he didn't have any problem with it.

you can prolly get away with 3.4ghz on stock voltage and stock cooling. although personally I would bump the vcore just a little bit for stability
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No.  This is a low end motherboard A-series with 3+1 phase VRM system and is not designed to accomodate any processor overclock.  Turn around before you inflict damage.  It is ratified only to run this processor at stock speed with the stock cooler and without deviation.

Most manufacturers now including ASUS and GIGABYTE actually recommend (and set a limit to) that all 125W supporting motherboards must have at least 4+1 phases.

 

(See the "About VRMs" Link in my sig for more info)


Edited by xd_1771 - 11/30/11 at 8:00am
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No.  This is a low end motherboard A-series with 3+1 phase VRM system and is not designed to accomodate any processor overclock.  Turn around before you inflict damage.  It is ratified only to run this processor at stock speed with the stock cooler and without deviation.


Most manufacturers now including ASUS and GIGABYTE actually recommend (and set a limit to) that all 125W supporting motherboards must have at least 4+1 phases.

(See the "About VRMs" Link in my sig for more info)


^this

wow I feel bad frown.gif. I knew it was a low end board but I didn't even bother checking the VRM's. I wouldn't overclock on a 3+1 VRM system. I assumed it was at least a 4+1 power phase board because my asus board which is the cheapest one I could find had a 4+1 power phase vrm's


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took me a minute finding the rep button on your post. I was like where the eff is it? and remembered you can't give one to a mod/staff lol
Edited by jprovido - 11/30/11 at 8:06am
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