Overclock.net › Forums › AMD › AMD CPUs › overclock help
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

overclock help

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
i have a phenom II x4 965 clocked at 3.4 at stock, but i increased it to 3.8 and i heard around 3.9 is when problems might acre my multiplier is 19 any help would be great and my vcore is 1.4250v
post #2 of 14
C2 or C3?
i7 thing
(8 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4770K 4.4Ghz @ 1.275v Asus Z87 PRO GTX 780 SLI 16GB DDR3 
Hard DriveCoolingPowerCase
128GB SX900 Adata SSD H105 Corsair TX750v2 NZXT Phantom 410 
  hide details  
Reply
i7 thing
(8 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4770K 4.4Ghz @ 1.275v Asus Z87 PRO GTX 780 SLI 16GB DDR3 
Hard DriveCoolingPowerCase
128GB SX900 Adata SSD H105 Corsair TX750v2 NZXT Phantom 410 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 
well its in c2 right now i want it in c3
post #4 of 14
If you want C3 rev you have to buy a new processor.
Board? RAM? More system specs?
post #5 of 14
Thread Starter 
look in my profile thats why that have that option and im talking about ghz c2 is about 3.4-3.8 or something like that and c3 is 4.0 and higher people have done reviews and have done it.
post #6 of 14

I had a C2 (140W) 965 and getting it past 3.8Ghz stable max was challenging.  Althouh it could do 3.7 on the stock cooler :P

 

Now, overclocking and this board...... hmmmm :/ the MSI 870S-G46....well it's simply not ready for overclocking, much less running this processor at stock, especially considering you're dealing with the hungry 140W TDP version of the x4 965.

 

You should read the link in my sig concerning VRMs & MOSFETs; MSI boards in the 870 chipset lineup that make use of the 4+1 phase without heatsinks are not ready to handle 125W processors at stock speed due to ridiculously high fail rates spurred by bad design choices in the MOSFET setup that have been evident throughout most recent low end MSI AMD boards.  You need to start looking for a different motherboard to safely accommodate this processor.  Unless, of course, you're willing to deal with the heightened risk on this board that your system catch fire and components be damaged.

post #7 of 14
Thread Starter 
i have max tdp of 125 which means i have the BE version so i can go higher and i have a good heatsink so i dont need to worry about fire lol
post #8 of 14
I don't think you understand. This is an issue with the motherboard. Read the link "About VRMs and MOSFETs" in my sig. This motherboard is failure prone with even stock 125w TDP processors and you are easily pushing more that 160w right now.
post #9 of 14
Thread Starter 
no im not even close to 160 right now
post #10 of 14

There is no way to be sure about that unless you measure the amperage output for the VRMs.  For the last time, I urge you to listen to me, read the article, and make some considerations about your setup and the safety of combining that motherboard and CPU.  Don't resort to blaming me or anyone else if heavy damage, as proven on these low end MSI boards and as observed to have occurred frequently, happens to your system.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: AMD CPUs
Overclock.net › Forums › AMD › AMD CPUs › overclock help