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My very first overclock

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Well my Cooler Master 212+ finally arrive and with it, my initiation into the world of overclocking, I just wanted to share. smile.gif

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Any recommendations, should I reduce my voltages?
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I would work on tightening ram timings next. Try mabye 9-9-9-27 and if thats stable work your way to 8-8-8-24 mabye lower idk until you try.
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They're Adata gaming series 2gb sticks, for some reason my mobo had them at those timings you see there, when they should be 9-9-9-24 as per specs, should I still try to reduce my timings as much as i can?
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Yes get your timings as tight as you can and after each change test with Memtest86
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Myself i would work on undervolting.

This board has a ~~~ish low quality VRM design, it shouldn't be used for pushing 125W processors too far as there have been a few known issues.  You may wish to look into another board.  The 212+ removing all VRM cooling makes your situation more risky by the way.

 

If you don't know what I'm talking about, look at the link in my sig (About VRMs & MOSFETs).  You need at minimum for most cases a quality 4+1 phase (quality transistors & components) with cooling to safely push 125W processors further than stock speed.  4+1 phase boards with low quality components often have an actual failure record, that's where the bar should be set.

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Myself i would work on undervolting.
This board has a ~~~ish low quality VRM design, it shouldn't be used for pushing 125W processors too far as there have been a few known issues.  You may wish to look into another board.  The 212+ removing all VRM cooling makes your situation more risky by the way.

If you don't know what I'm talking about, look at the link in my sig (About VRMs & MOSFETs).  You need at minimum for most cases a quality 4+1 phase (quality transistors & components) with cooling to safely push 125W processors further than stock speed.  4+1 phase boards with low quality components often have an actual failure record, that's where the bar should be set.

Just found my board
GA-MA785G(P)MT-UD2H/US2H 4+1 No 125W Yes 3 transistors

crap. Oh well, I suppose this ends my overclocking on this motherboard for now until i can afford a better one, or until i get enough money to upgrade to my 2500k intel rig, then i can just carry over the 212+ to that rig.

xd_1771, what about getting my ram timings correct, is that affected by the 4+1 phase? I have no intention on overclocking the ram as these heatsinks are not appropriate for anything higher than 1600.
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