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Okay so I am planning on taking my 1055T to 4.0Ghz with a manual OC.

System specs:
Processor: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T
Motherboard: M4A89GTD PRO/USB3
Graphics: HIS HD5850
Ram: 2x4GB PC3 16000 2000mhz Patriot memory
Primary Boot: Patriot Pyro 60GB SSD
Storage Drive: WD caviar blue 500GB
Case: CoolerMaster HAF X

Currently I am using the Zalman 9900A Air cooler. How do you guys feel about the Corsair H100, I don't want full on watercooling but I do want a reliable cooling system for my CPU.
So i was wondering since I read the box that my ram came in it says its 2000mhz, so would it be wise to set the frequency at 1525Mhz just like the guy does in the video? I know the RAM frequency will go up as soon as i change my BUS speed.

Here is the link to the video, I know that all CPU's are different and some have more headroom than others but my question is about the ram frequency, also should i leave the ram voltage as it is in the BIOS or change it to 1.65000?

If I don't exceed 1.45000v on the CPU I shouldn't manage to wreck anything right?

This will be my first Overclock, but hopefully you guys can help me understand a few things.


Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5a7AxZJ7tWc&list=FLA1wu-H2cKf3X03FxOwsGoA&feature=mh_lolz
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the H100 is pretty good, im running my 1055T at 3.3ghz on the stock HSF!.

236 FSB, x9 HT link, and 1.30vcore

and if you dont exceed 1.475 or make it to hot you wont wreck anything
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Alright sounds good, the H100 looks sweet smile.gif cant wait to take my CPU to 4.0ghz!
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Currently I am using the Zalman 9900A Air cooler. How do you guys feel about the Corsair H100, I don't want full on watercooling but I do want a reliable cooling system for my CPU.
The corsair will be way better than the zalman.
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So i was wondering since I read the box that my ram came in it says its 2000mhz, so would it be wise to set the frequency at 1525Mhz just like the guy does in the video? I know the RAM frequency will go up as soon as i change my BUS speed.
Here is the link to the video, I know that all CPU's are different and some have more headroom than others but my question is about the ram frequency, also should i leave the ram voltage as it is in the BIOS or change it to 1.65000?
The ram will be fine at any speed lower than the rated speed. With that much downclock, you can probably tighten your timings if you want. If the ram is rated for 1.65v, then you can run it at that. Though with running it so low, you could try 1.6v or 1.5v and see if it is stable.
    
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Note if ya get the H100 you'll need space for a dual fan rad so make sure your case is big enough
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Setting the RAM frequency down is usually necessary to get a stable overclock. I have 1600MHz RAM but I had to turn it down to 1524MHz in order to remain stable. Leave the DRAM voltage at 1.5V and turn the frequency down. On my system, if I leave the RAM at stock when I turn the FSB up, my RAM frequency goes over 1900MHz and my system wont even boot. I think that the H100 is overkill for the 1055T at 4GHz. I have an H60 and my CPU maxes out at 56C at 4GHz. I would recommend that you save some cash and just get an H80. The H100 is not necessary. And in regards to the CPU voltage, the 1055T can take up to 1.5V with proper cooling. Maybe even a little higher than that.
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Setting the RAM frequency down is usually necessary to get a stable overclock. I have 1600MHz RAM but I had to turn it down to 1524MHz in order to remain stable. Leave the DRAM voltage at 1.5V and turn the frequency down. On my system, if I leave the RAM at stock when I turn the FSB up, my RAM frequency goes over 1900MHz and my system wont even boot.
If he uses 1.65v (which it is rated for) he should be able to boot with 1900, since his is rated for 2000. But that probably won't be possible with 1.5v.
    
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Thanks for all the information guys here are my current specs
System specs:
Processor: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T
Motherboard: M4A89GTD PRO/USB3
Graphics: HIS HD5850
Ram: 2x4GB PC3 16000 2000mhz Patriot memory
Primary Boot: Patriot Pyro 60GB SSD
Storage Drive: WD caviar blue 500GB
Case: CoolerMaster HAF X

Note: yes the h100 probably overkill for 1055T @ 4.0ghz but it leaves room for and if i upgrade to an intel processor in the future.
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4GHz. I would recommend that you save some cash and just get an H80. The H100 is not necessary.

At my local store the H80 is $110 and the H100 is $124 considering i have the Haf X the 14 dollars wont make a difference and it leaves room for different processor overclocks in the future
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you could probably push more than 4ghz or just stick with the low temps
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