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post #11 of 15
Now that you have cool and quiet disabled, go in the bios and up the multiplier to 20 (20x200mhz fsb=4ghz), that way you can get 4ghz without having to worry about overclocking the other components. You will need to up the vcore too, don't up it too much though, go a little at a time. What I do is I up it by the minimum possible, then try to boot. If it boots, then start running a stress test. If it doesn't boot, just up the vcore again by the minimum possible and try again. Try to achieve at least 1 hour of stress testing to confirm that a voltage may be good. If it works, then you can continue overclocking (if you wan't to get passed 4ghz), but keep in mind that more voltage always means more heat and more heat means less life for you cpu and less performance. Once you reach a speed you are comfortable with and with a vcore under 1.42v (max safe voltage for 24/7 use on fx processors), run an 8 hours stress test (minimum, you can do 12h or more if you want to be 100% sure, but 8 hours does the job). For stress testing, I suggest Linx, OCCT, Prime95 or Intel Burn Test.

NOTE: When you overclock your cpu, you should always adjust the NB speed accordingly. Stock it should be at 2000mhz (10x200mhz fsb=2ghz). For 4ghz, you should be looking at something around 2600 ish, test out the one that works bets (less voltage on the cpu required and less crashing, etc...). You should also always enter your ram settings manually, ex: the timings should be set at stock value as well as the voltage and the speed. If it is on auto, it can cause stability issues sometimes.

Also, when you go in the bios, only change 1 setting at the time so then you know that if you crash, the crash is caused by that only setting you have modified and not a combination of settings or other issues.

If you have a hard time achieving a stable overclock, up the vcore voltage a bit (when you up the NB speed) and always set the HT to 2000mhz, always. You could also try to overclock using a combination of the fsb and the multiplier if you ever have a very hard time achieving a stable OC (ex: 17*235 fsb=4ghz). I know for a fact that some processors struggle when it comes to having a multiplier that is too high. My cpu is a great example. To achieve 4ghz via only the multiplier, I have to up the vcore to 1.51v ish while with a combination of the fsb and the multiplier I'm at 3.998ghz @ 1.44v stable for 8 hours. It all depends on your luck and experience really.

Hope this helps, if you have any question just post back. Also, if you aren't sure about a setting, ask about it here so you don't damage anything.
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[AMD][Phenom 955 C3][4ghz-1.44v-24/7] [Gigabyte][GA-990FXA-UD3] [Zotac][GTX 570][810/1950mhz] [CORSAIR][XMS3 Dominator][2x2GB][1406 7-8-7-24-1T] 
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[Corsair][F90] [WD][Caviar Black][640GB] [Samsung][DVD-RW] [XSPC][Rasa+EK580GTX+] 
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[Windows 7][64bits] [Benq][21.5''][1920x1080] [CM][QuickFire] [CORSAIR][TX-650] 
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[CM][Custom HAF 922] [CM][Inferno] [Tt][Dasher] [Audio-Technica][ATH-M50] 
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[Asus][Xonar DG] 
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[I5-2430m] [Acer HM65] [ATI][6850m] [2x2GB][1333mhz] 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[AMD][Phenom 955 C3][4ghz-1.44v-24/7] [Gigabyte][GA-990FXA-UD3] [Zotac][GTX 570][810/1950mhz] [CORSAIR][XMS3 Dominator][2x2GB][1406 7-8-7-24-1T] 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
[Corsair][F90] [WD][Caviar Black][640GB] [Samsung][DVD-RW] [XSPC][Rasa+EK580GTX+] 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
[Windows 7][64bits] [Benq][21.5''][1920x1080] [CM][QuickFire] [CORSAIR][TX-650] 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
[CM][Custom HAF 922] [CM][Inferno] [Tt][Dasher] [Audio-Technica][ATH-M50] 
Audio
[Asus][Xonar DG] 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[I5-2430m] [Acer HM65] [ATI][6850m] [2x2GB][1333mhz] 
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[Seagate][750GB] [DVD+/-RW] [Win7][Home premium] 
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post #12 of 15
Thread Starter 
I keep setting the bios for 16.5 in manual but after I log in I get it resetting to 7. I'm getting slow core speed. Not sure what is causing it.

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2320545
post #13 of 15
Thread Starter 
The memory was set to 8 so I could get the full 1600 but resets also.
post #14 of 15

There is no need to disable Cool'n'Quiet even when overclocking and turning it off just results in redundant power consumption and heat.  Note that at multipliers above x19, CnQ will simply stop working. However, there is absolutely no need to disable it.  There is NO positive effect that it will bring on your overclock.  The overclock in my sig runs neither better nor worse with CnQ on or off - and CnQ is on.  Several other users have had the same experience.  Only when you confirm that CnQ is causing problems (which it shouldn't be) that you should turn it off.

post #15 of 15
Thread Starter 
I finally achieved stock speed on CPU but the memory set to 800 Mhz and I set that manually at 9,9,9,24 and at the DRAM E.O.C.P. Is there any way to get the DDR3 1600 at speed? It is corsair vengeance.

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2320564
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