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Anyone running one of these overclocked? I just picked one up from Micro Center. I hear they overclock pretty well. Will report back once I finish installing Windows.
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The board and RAM in this machine is pretty crap, but I managed to hit 3.36ghz. I think the issue past that is too high of a NB clock but I can't figure out how to lower the multiplier on this M4A78 Plus. Still awesome as its a $50 CPU with 4 cores and 6MB L3.
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Yup try to find an option to lower nb clock and add some voltage around 1.488 if you want more than 3.36ghz.

With this cpu i don't notice any differences from 3.4 and 3.7. And your VRMs will stay way cooler on 3.4.

With a good cooler at 1.5 v this 95w chip doesn't get that hot.
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Yup try to find an option to lower nb clock and add some voltage around 1.488 if you want more than 3.36ghz.
With this cpu i don't notice any differences from 3.4 and 3.7. And your VRMs will stay way cooler on 3.4.
With a good cooler at 1.5 v this 95w chip doesn't get that hot.

The BIOS is fairly limited only allowing you to add 150mV to the base voltage. I've looked through every menu and I can't find anything about the NB multiplier.

Right now I am only using a stock heatsink from a 960t (the crap aluminum one) but I am getting a copper stock stock AM2 heatsink from a friend that handles 125w instead of 95w which this one is rated for.
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I have mine running at 3.5 and 1.425v and I think NB is at 2300?
I don't want to risk my VRM's with more volts on my board.
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hey whats up i also have a phenom II x4 830 and mine is at 3.5 stable, i tryed to bump it up to 3.8 and there was only a 50 point gain in pcmark7 so i would keep it at 3.5 its been running really good for me.



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I've looked through every menu and I can't find anything about the NB multiplier.

I know it's not a Biostar board but, are you sure Asus didn't move stuff around, rename it, and bury it like Biostar did?

After looking in your manual, I think your MB divider may be similar to how Biostar is doing theirs now only yours is far less hidden. Change your CPU/NB frequency to 1800MHz. I know that sounds counter-intuitive but, that's what you have to do with Biostar TA990FXE to even get the blasted CPU to OC in the first place. Biostar has a different name for it though. As soon as I changed the NB frequency on my TA990FXE the BIOS instantly saw I had manually set the CPU to 250 and it jumped the clock up to 3.5 MHz. I left the HT frequency to either AUTO or manually set it to 2000 MHz.

Anyway I could be completely off-base since you have an Asus board but it's worth a try. If I'm right though, setting the CPU Bus Frequency to 250 and the CPU/NB frequency to 1800MHz should set the CPU to 3.5 MHz. You will most likely need to alter your ram divider or speed though as this put a slight OC on my DDR3 1600 RAM taking it from 800MHz to 833 MHz.
    
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