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post #1 of 5
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Christmas day and I'm looking to treat myself with finally overclocking my cpu like I've always dreamed but been too scared to do before.

Mobo: GA-870A-UD3
CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 2.8GHz
Ram: 8gigs DDR 3 1066 MHz

I've been following this guide :
http://www.overclock.net/t/720502/the-1055t-owners-club

However, I cant for the life of me find Turbo core in my BIOS. Mind you this is my first time overclocking ever and I'm the definition of "noob" on this subject. I managed to find and disable cool n quiet like the thread suggest but still my clock ration wont go beyond x16.5 *3.3ghz.

I've tried youtubing and googling but everyone's BIOS seems to be a lot different and simpler then mines.
I would just appreciate an idiot proof guide or simple pointers as to where to find the options described in the guide, I can't for the life of me find them.

Or maybe just an easier more noobish friendly guide.
post #2 of 5
I don't really know your BIOS, but as Gigabyte owner I have an idea: when entering the BIOS press at the same time CTRL F1

This unlocks many hidden "expert" settings in Gigabyte BIOSes, maybe this way the Turbo settings will show up.
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post #3 of 5
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Thanks for the reply!
I tried it and nothing =/
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You are not going to achieve any decent overclocking results with such low bandwidth RAM. For locked multiplier CPU's like the 1055T (I'm currently running one on this very machine as well), you'll want a minimum of 1600Mhz RAM for proper scaling.

The problem is that even though you can change the divider to a lower one to offset the change in frequency when you raise the HTT (base clock), you're still severely limited in bandwidth that can scale properly (it's basically a divider problem).

Even if you had 1333, you would likely still top out at much lower overall clocks (especially on the CPU) than if you had 1600 or 1866 RAM. With large frequencies on your DIMM's (dual inline memory module's, RAM), you're able to overclock higher because you have quite a bit of leeway and headroom (not to mention many more multiplier options).

I wouldn't overclock much unless you want to push the RAM chips you have which likely won't push very far. You'll probably top out around 3Ghz or less, which is a much less-than-favorable overclock for most users on this forum.

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tl:dr; Buy 1600/1866Mhz RAM kits instead for locked multiplier processors (all non-Black Edition CPU's from AMD).
    
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post #5 of 5
That is what i have been told also, 1600 min on the ram for decent oc of a 1055t. Dumb luck its the ram i bought or i would have been in the same boat as you too
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