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Hey, I haven't been on in awhile and well to be honest i have no real experience with overclocking. I was hoping that someone might be able to help me do a few things. I know the basics and how to work in the bios, but maybe any programs I could use that would help me out would be much appreciated or maybe someone could tell me how to get started with the build i'm running at the moment. I would love to get my processor clocked at 3.6-3.8ghz, but i'm just not experienced enough and would really appreciate the help. Also i noticed in my BIOS that my ram is running at 1333 instead of 1600. how would i go by fixing this? thanks again biggrin.gif

My build:

CPU
AMD Phenom II X4 955

RAM
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600
size:2x 4096 MBytes

Motherboard
GA-990FXA-UD3

Graphics
Radeon HD 6850
memory: 1024 MBytes

If there is anything else you need to know about my build please ask. ill be watching this thread till i get OC figured out lol.
Edited by Bananasmeow - 1/18/12 at 4:51pm
post #2 of 12
There are plenty of tutorials specifically for Phenom II CPUs. Try the links below and enjoy ! thumb.gif

http://www.overclock.net/t/902756/amd-overclock-guide-for-newbs

http://www.overclockers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=596023

There's no tangible system performance gain with faster RAM frequency because it's not a bottleneck but you can change the BIOS settings to see if your CPU/mobo will run your RAM OC'd at 1600 MHz. Most good RAM will run at this speed with the Deneb or Thuban CPUs.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/152
Edited by AMD4ME - 1/18/12 at 4:54pm
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http://blogs.amd.com/play/2009/04/22/overclocking-101-with-the-amd-phenom-ii-x4-955-black-edition-processor/

Hope this helps a little. My buddy Blake used this and he turned out just fine. Recommended it to me a while back.
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Hey thanks guy. ill be looking into those websites and keep you posted on how it goes. thanks again smile.gif
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If all your shooting for is 3.6 or 3.8, all you should really have to do is bump up the multiplier. I would suggest also oc'ing the northbridge as well though. As for the ram, switch the settings from auto to manual, and check what the multiplier is. If its 6.66, change it to 8, but thats only if your ram is 1600. Run prime 95, you might have to bump up the voltage depending what the stock voltage is at.
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thats what i thought i had to do with the ram so i bumped it to 8 and its working fine. the voltage is stock at 1.5v though. but as of the multiplier where would i go by finding this? thanks
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I have very similar specs as you and all I got was 3.84Ghz. Voltage does not like me so 3.96 and 4.0 just weren't stable. Good luck

My thread, first 3 pages are basically about cooling)

http://www.overclock.net/t/1199992/journey-to-4-0ghz-with-phenom-ii-955
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I have very similar specs as you and all I got was 3.84Ghz. Voltage does not like me so 3.96 and 4.0 just weren't stable. Good luck
My thread, first 3 pages are basically about cooling)
http://www.overclock.net/t/1199992/journey-to-4-0ghz-with-phenom-ii-955

alright ill check it out thanks biggrin.gif
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thats what i thought i had to do with the ram so i bumped it to 8 and its working fine. the voltage is stock at 1.5v though. but as of the multiplier where would i go by finding this? thanks

That doesnt sound right, running at stock it should be no where near 1.5
Are you sure your looking at the cpu vcore?
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That doesnt sound right, running at stock it should be no where near 1.5
Are you sure your looking at the cpu vcore?

im gonna double check i probably looked at the wrong thing. ill let u know in a sec
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