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Hey,
I just got a Mugen 3 PCGH cooler and my idle temp is now 32 degrees. I want to overclock my cpu but is quite difficult because of my cheap MoBo (I will upgrade this later).
Can someone post good OC settings? I only can set my NB, NB Voltage, HT (max is 1000 if the core speed isnt oc'ed), CPu and CPU Voltage. If someone can help me it will be nice!
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post #2 of 27
You can first get the program called Prime95 if you dont have it already. And check what your temps are at load, they shouldnt exceed 55C.

55C is the max.

You should google on ´Phenom II x4 overclocking guide´.

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post #3 of 27
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Jeah i have prime95 and my temps are around 45 degrees nog oc'ing. I have read the full guide of OC'ing an Phenom but it wouldnt work for me because my motherboard. Maybe can someone advise some settings for Multiplier/Core speed
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I have my CPU now on: 200x20: 4,0 Ghz And my NB: 2600 Mhz with voltage of 1,475. Running prime95 now for an hour. How long must i test for good stability?
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I have my CPU now on: 200x20: 4,0 Ghz And my NB: 2600 Mhz with voltage of 1,475. Running prime95 now for an hour. How long must i test for good stability?

4.0 on 1.47 is too much I bet. Can you check your temperatures?
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post #6 of 27

NOOOOO. This board is equipped with an extremely visibly weak 3+1 phase power system and is not ready to handle a Phenom II x4 955 with overclock.  Low transistor count and no solid caps throughout... these are catalysts for an explosion  You need to avoid overclocking until you get a motherboard with actual reliability and capability for overclocking a 125W TDP processor.  Look for a 4+1 phase VRM system with cooling and a RELIABLE record.

 

Read the sig link "About VRMs & MOFSETs" if you have no idea what I'm talking about.

post #7 of 27
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Oke my temps are around 40 degrees now idle. Is this one a good MoBo?
post #8 of 27

The 990FXA-D3 is going down the right path in that it features a quality 4+1 phase VRM system but with no VRM cooling at all.  That's going to be a problem and I'm thinking with your international (Dutch) market it will be hard to find aftermarket VRM heatsinks.  Look for the 990FXA-UD3 or 990XA-UD3 (the PCI-E lane count is the only difference and, well, it doesn't even make a difference) instead if possible.

post #9 of 27
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Pff i maybe want a CF Setup with HD7850 but then the MoBo is too expensive. How neccasery is the VRM Cooling?

What about this one?
post #10 of 27
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Pff i maybe want a CF Setup with HD7850 but then the MoBo is too expensive. How neccasery is the VRM Cooling?
What about this one?

Not really necessary. I've never used it and i've never had a problem. Just make sure you have good air flow around it.
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