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Okey as topic said this is my first time OC a cpu.

CPU = AMD Phenom II 955 Be 3.2Ghz

CPU cooling = NH-D14

MOBO = Msi 870A-G54 "military class"

Dram = G.skill ripjaws 2x4gb 1600Mhz

it would be rly nice with some good ideas/tips on how far i can take my comp smile.gif

IM A NOOB so no flaming pls =)
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Depends on individual components as no 2 cpus/memory will get the same exact clocks
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Served,

i read that that particular mobo is not meant for overclocking. no heatsink on the vrms to cool them. in short it is risky. sorry.
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your motherboard however is known to have problems with failure and even fire when overclocking ;(
you can look up what has happened to others here
http://www.overclock.net/a/about-vrms-mosfets-motherboard-safety-with-high-tdp-processors
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I hate to bring you the bad news, but with that MOBO, (I had one for an emergency replacement for my 955BE) has no VRM , MOSFET protection (mine burnt out after 2 days and thast just using the turbo feature) Theres no heat sinks and the board is FAMOUS for burning out, even catching fire. With that MOBO I would recommend running it on stock settings, sorry. Or buy a new MOBO. The M5A97 is cheap and is a really good overclocker with heat sinks in all the right places.

Edit: there was only 2 responses when I started writing this sorry for the repeat information but I guess he has the point.. thumb.gif P.S I did own one for 2 days and it burnt out so that puts me in a good position to comment.
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so then whats a good mobo with RLY nice price for oc the cpu with my setup? smile.gif
Edited by Served - 2/10/12 at 3:37am
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so then whats a good mobo with RLY nice price for oc the cpu with my setup? smile.gif

Asus M5A97

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131767
 
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whats your price range and do you have a gpu?
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Asus M5A97
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131767

shows out of stock?
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