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hey guys!!! how ya all doin???? i have got a cooler master hyper 212+ from a fellow OCN member who offered it to me for free!!!! i've added two coolermaster 90 CFM blue led fans in push/pull to it and the temps seen good.... my x4 955 idles at around 28 degrees while the load temps are around the 45 mark, which is much better than stock cooler!!!! so now i want to OC the chip to 3.8 or 4 if possible... but there is one problem, i have no idea of what to do!!! so can you help me reach that???
questions:-
- will there be any performance boost from 2.8 to 4.0 ghz??? games i play inc. gta iv, bf3, mw3, Batman AC/AK, Crysis 1/Warhead/2
- Should i keep auto cpu shut off temp to 60 or 70???
- what voltage, etc do i need?
- do ineed to OC the ram too?
- will my gigabyte ga-990fxa-d3 mobo be enough to reach these goals?
- that options will i have to enable and disable? (I do want my cpu to downclock by itself when ideling)
- will my air circulation be enough? i have got a fan in front and side pulling air in the case and a fan at the rear pushing air out..
- and finally will the psu be enough? (the gtx 480 is stock, and will remain stock)

thanks!!!
Edited by Serious Dude - 1/8/12 at 10:41pm
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post #2 of 14
can easily start with adding 1.4volts - 1.45 and changing the multi to 20 and increasing the NB to 2400 and load it up to see if its stable
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can easily start with adding 1.4volts - 1.45 and changing the multi to 20 and increasing the NB to 2400 and load it up to see if its stable

1.4 is the stock voltage..... can i burn the cpu by any chance???
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c3 revision, you should hit 4ghz with 1.425-1.45v. Just make sure the mosfets have airflow.
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c3 revision, you should hit 4ghz with 1.425-1.45v. Just make sure the mosfets have airflow.

how much of a difference would i see from 3.8 ghz to 4???
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how much of a difference would i see from 3.8 ghz to 4???

Assuming performance scales with clock speed a 5% increase. (from the speed of 3.8)
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ok. i guess il go for 3.8 cause i dont think 2-3 fps in IV is worth it!!! how much voltage would i need for 3.8
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I thought you had a 955? Dont they have stock 3.2 Ghz already?
overclock that to 3.5 and overclock your GTX480 too if you want to gain fps in games
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http://www.overclock.net/t/777378/official-gappos-little-deneb-thuban-overclocking-guide-with-too-many-smileys/0_30

Heres a good guide thumb.gif

You should see improvement in most of those games, especially GTA, the higher you get it.
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post #10 of 14
To be honest, the difference is negligible. People tend to push it to 4ghz for the 4ghz. Overclocking your northbridge would/should yield better performance.
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