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Hey everyone, here is my problem.
I have an M4A88T-V Evo Mobo with an AMD X2 555 BE with Kingston Hyper-X DDR3 1600MHz Ram.
Right now it is at stock and when I first powered on my rig, it lowered the frequency of my Ram to 1333MHZ.
So I put it to 1600MHz in the Bios, and Windows works fine, even when stressed( This mobo only supports 1333-1066 Ram or 2000mhz Ram if overclocked).
However, When I OC my CPU in the Asus TurboV utility, It freezes up and screws up my screen, causing me to shut down. my stock voltages are: CPU Freq: 200MHZ
CPU voltage:1.275
CPU/NB voltage: 1.175
DRAM Voltage: 1.65
multiplier at 16x (stock)

When I try to OC my settings are:
CPU Freq: 225MHZ
CPU voltage:1.285
CPU/NB voltage: 1.175
DRAM Voltage: 1.65
multiplier at 16x (stock)


I'm not putting the voltage up too high am I ? I'm not increasing the multiplier (still at 16x).
I would like to get it at 3.6GHz stable because that's where I could have it when my Ram was at 1333Mhz with the OC settings.
So what am I doing wrong?
I'm sure there is something I need to do with my Ram, but I don't know what.
post #2 of 16
Bump your CPU voltage up to like 1.4v (up to like 1.55 depending on cooling) and try again.

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post #3 of 16
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So you think Its no getting enough voltage?
I had it running at 3.6GHz by upping the FSB.
Does the Ram really change the amount of Voltage the CPU needs to overclock?
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So you think Its no getting enough voltage?
I had it running at 3.6GHz by upping the FSB.
Does the Ram really change the amount of Voltage the CPU needs to overclock?

Upping the FSB changes everything not just the CPU.
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Oh ****.
In that case what would you recommend? That guy above says to turn up my voltages to 1.4 and overclock.
Sorry but I'm a bit new to overclocking, especially when voltages need to be adjusted.

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Kingston Hyper-x DDR3 8 Gb @ 1600Mhz overclocked in Bios
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CPU @ 36 idle/42 load

CPU voltage:1.275
CPU/NB voltage: 1.175
DRAM Voltage: 1.65
multiplier at 16x (stock)

When I try to OC my settings are:
CPU Freq: 225MHZ
CPU voltage:1.285
CPU/NB voltage: 1.175
DRAM Voltage: 1.65
multiplier at 16x (stock)
Fails when I input parameters:(
Edited by Slobergoof - 1/7/12 at 12:04am
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Thanks, this will be helpful!
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Okay after studying up your guide, I've finally nutted up and tried overclocking again. This time however, I kept it scientific and recorded my parameters and findings.
My first try was with fixed voltages and It didn't really give me much of an OC. But it's a start. Here is my final OC.

Overclock #1 (Stock Voltages)
CPU Frequency= 206 MHZ
CPU Voltage= 1.278 (Where I had it when I tried overclocking to 3.6GHz)
CPU/NB voltage= 1.75
DRAM Voltage = 1.65
Multiplier=16x

Ram Settings
DDR3 Kingston Hyper-X 1600C9D3K2/8GB
Ram timing 9-9-9-24
DC Mode= unganged
Dram Freq. 824.1Mhz
FSB:DRam=1.4
NB Freq= 2060.2 MHz
Command rate= 1T

Anything CPU clock higher and It crashes.

So my next step will be either use more flexible voltages, or use the multiplier incrementally.
I'm not aiming at a 4.2GHz OC, just a stable one at 3.6-3.7, Nothing crazy.
Any thoughts?
Edited by Slobergoof - 1/7/12 at 8:28am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Slobergoof View Post

Okay after studying up your guide, I've finally nutted up and tried overclocking again. This time however, I kept it scientific and recorded my parameters and findings.
My first try was with fixed voltages and It didn't really give me much of an OC. But it's a start. Here is my final OC.

Overclock #1 (Stock Voltages)
CPU Frequency= 206 MHZ
CPU Voltage= 1.278 (Where I had it when I tried overclocking to 3.6GHz)
CPU/NB voltage= 1.75
DRAM Voltage = 1.65
Multiplier=16x

Ram Settings
DDR3 Kingston Hyper-X 1600C9D3K2/8GB
Ram timing 9-9-9-24
DC Mode= unganged
Dram Freq. 824.1Mhz
FSB:DRam=1.4
NB Freq= 2060.2 MHz
Command rate= 1T

Anything CPU clock higher and It crashes.

So my next step will be either use more flexible voltages, or use the multiplier incrementally.
I'm not aiming at a 4.2GHz OC, just a stable one at 3.6-3.7, Nothing crazy.
Any thoughts?

Manually lower the RAM frequency to 667 Mhz and increase DRAM voltage to 1.65v. Set multi to 15x increase FSB to 250. Manually set the vcore to 1.48-1.52, increase CPU/NB frequency to about 2500-2800Mhz and increase voltage for the same to 1.3v-1.35v. Make sure that the HT link is as close to stock as possible. If stable, start increasing the FSB in 5 Mhz increments till you hit a wall. After that, slowly start increasing the memory until you fine the sweet spot. Phenoms' usually prefer lower clocks and tighter timings.

For more help, refer to Gappo's overclocking guide in my sig thumb.gif
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post #10 of 16
Why are you using FSB? OC the BE's with CPU multiplier. Bumping the base clock doesn't help anything performance wise, but it raises the HT, CPU-NB and RAM busses along with it so you have to mess with each of the multipliers.

Get your max CPU OC using just the multiplier, then play with CPU-NB. The only reason to use the base clock is if your board cuts cool-n-quiet off after a certain CPU multiple.
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