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Now don't be bashing me here "oh dude you should have waited blah blah" I know the chip is not the best out there, But i was looking for a cheap processor for gaming and this BD chip seemed to fit the bill nicely i.e. getting 60fps with a gtx 580 in most games, I don't need to be getting 80fps+

Now I will be pairing the processor with the gigabyte fxa 990 UD5 (I know there is a UD7 in my sig but that was sold). What kind of overclocking can I look forward to, I've read on many of the reviews that the processor pretty much does 4.3 - 4.6ghz with the stock cooler and a minor voltage bump. I will be using my existing hyper 212+ to cool the chip.

Also, what are the basic rules for overclocking a BD chip, same as the phenoms?

1) Don't let the temps cross 62c ( or is this time around a higher temp threshold possible? like the C3 phenom II's and 71c)

2) Don't exceed 1.55v cpu and cpu-nb

3) What cpu-nb speed should i be looking to aim for? higher or lower than the phenoms?

Anything else I may have forgotten please feel free to point it out or give any suggestions about the OC
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Hi
I found on my chip that if you go over 1.5 V Temps go crazy .
also dont like HT-NB ubove 2400.

Max i have had stable is 4.77 1.5V

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Nice...thanks alot..what cooler are you using by the way? And how is it in gaming and everyday tasks...huge failure as some say or is it a good solid chip?
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AMD says max safe voltage on the BD is 1.4125v.
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I would be more worried about my power Bills smile.gif.

Avoid going over 1.4/1.5 and buy a good after market cooler.
What I have seen on mobo (AM3 mobo and don't own a FX) is that when my NB is around 4x (HTT 800 Mhz) the temps drop a little.
Edited by ironmaiden - 12/10/11 at 12:19pm
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I would be more worried about my power Bills smile.gif.

Avoid going over 1.5 and buy a good after market cooler.

What I have seen on mobo (AM3 mobo and don't own a FX) is that when my NB is around 4x (HTT 800 Mhz) the temps drop a little.

meeh.. My power bill is still about the same as before.. Must be something wrong with my cpu.. tongue.gif
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Nice...thanks alot..what cooler are you using by the way? And how is it in gaming and everyday tasks...huge failure as some say or is it a good solid chip?
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Originally Posted by amd-dude View Post

Now don't be bashing me here "oh dude you should have waited blah blah" I know the chip is not the best out there, But i was looking for a cheap processor for gaming and this BD chip seemed to fit the bill nicely i.e. getting 60fps with a gtx 580 in most games, I don't need to be getting 80fps+

Now I will be pairing the processor with the gigabyte fxa 990 UD5 (I know there is a UD7 in my sig but that was sold). What kind of overclocking can I look forward to, I've read on many of the reviews that the processor pretty much does 4.3 - 4.6ghz with the stock cooler and a minor voltage bump. I will be using my existing hyper 212+ to cool the chip.

Also, what are the basic rules for overclocking a BD chip, same as the phenoms?

1) Don't let the temps cross 62c ( or is this time around a higher temp threshold possible? like the C3 phenom II's and 71c)

2) Don't exceed 1.55v cpu and cpu-nb

3) What cpu-nb speed should i be looking to aim for? higher or lower than the phenoms?

Anything else I may have forgotten please feel free to point it out or give any suggestions about the OC

On the UD5 you will want f7c or f7g for bios as they both have apm that you can disable to stop cpu throttling. f7g seems to need a lot of volts to overclock because of serious vdrop on load. f7c seems to do better.
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meeh.. My power bill is still about the same as before.. Must be something wrong with my cpu.. tongue.gif

Lol

There rumours that once you OC the FX it drinks a lot power.
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Well im running on a XSPC 360 Rad and temps are around 52c Max with 1.51 V on Load .on prime for 1 hour .normail is 42c on battlefield 3 with hour game play
As fare as Every day use it is really good even tho i have only my 955 and 560 to compare too .
Very fast on web page loading but im sure there are lots of things that help that not just cpu .smile.gif
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Nice...thanks alot..what cooler are you using by the way? And how is it in gaming and everyday tasks...huge failure as some say or is it a good solid chip?
On stock speed I found it weaker then my 840 in gaming. I put a little 4.3ghz clock on it now it does not seem so sluggish. With every day tasks on stock speed seems just fine for me. Overall I can say it is a solid chip and never had so much fun overclocking it. I do know Gigabyte has some bios issues with it however don't like that steer you away from it. I feel like I have gotten my moneys worth out of it. thumb.gif
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