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post #1 of 98
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I just got a new cooler from cooler master, installed it and my temps are a lot lower now...I wanted to know if you guys have any tips on overclocking this chip. I really want to push it and at least get it to 3.8 instead of stock 3.4.... I am idle at 31 degrees. I have an Asus M4A78T-E and 8 gigs of Kingston Hyper x ram, Asus Nvidia GTX 570 and the cooler I am using is the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo the newer model where the pipes are connected directly to the cpu.

Any suggestions on what the best config would be?

Thank you.
post #2 of 98
you should be able to do 3.8ghz on stock voltage, try just upping the multi .
if you want to go further turn off any power saving options and cool and quite c1e, virtualizations. then up the multiplier and get in to windows and test with prime95 or something similar. i like to test for 15-20mins if it doesnt crash its close to stable.. so i go back and fourth to the bios upping the multi till i get a crash or i reach my temp limit. if i get a crash i up the volts .05 at a time. when i am at my temperature limit its pretty much as far as i can go so i test with prime95 for hours/days. if it doesnt crash or stop worker you are good there. good thing about that chip you just use the multi and voltage.

try to keep the volts under 1.55v and the temp under 60c i believe it is. overclocking will degrade the life of your cpu, especially with higher voltage. just something to keep in mind. i ran my phenom at 1.55v for years with no issues and as far as i know it still works i sold it a while ago. but just to warn you man it will degrade it.
Edited by l3ubba - 4/27/12 at 5:10pm
post #3 of 98
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So are you saying I should do it in the Bios? When I go into the bios the voltage is displayed very oddly....I do not know how much I am upping it and it makes me really nervous....Everywhere I read says 3.8 is achievable but today I had it at 3.8 stock voltage and it blue screened on me while playing Diablo 3 beta....I am using TurboV....Should I not be using that at all?

Could you tell me how to do it in the bios....My bios does not show up as it does in programs....It is strange looking....scares me to mess with it...Any tips or just up the multi and that's all for the start?
post #4 of 98
what mobo do you have? so i can look up what your bios looks like ,but yes do it from the bios. nm i see it in your first post.


ok,in the AI tab- cpu ratio is your multi. your fsb is 200 so if you wanted 3.8ghz it would be a 19 multiplier. if you multiply that by 200 you get the 3800mhz. in the same tab in your bios is the cpu voltage. im not sure if you can manually enter another voltage or hit the plus/minus keys to adjust. check what your voltage is at the moment before you start overclocking with cpuz, go in to the bios and give the voltage a tiny bump up and get back in to cpuz on the desktop and see how high it went. like i said b4 .05v at a time should be a good bump up when you need it. after you mess around in your bios for a while you will find nothing to be scared of lol. i know what you mean tho i was nervous my first time.
Edited by l3ubba - 4/27/12 at 5:33pm
post #5 of 98
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I went into the bios and it tells me to up the voltage using +/- but it does not tell me if I am upping the voltage from a specific voltage or if I am just setting the voltage to 1.5....Does that make sense? It says [AUTO] but I can press the plus sign and up the voltage to 0.8000 each time....Is that where I want to go?
post #6 of 98
I have the exact board you're using and with it having a 4-PIN CPU connector and supporting already high wattage 125w CPU's (140w total claimed by ASUS), this board has a hard time doing things above 3.8~ in stability.

In any case you might luck out. Some guy claimed he had a 1055T running on this board well over 4Ghz, (4.2 or something) but I just don't see it possible. It's a great mid-range board at best. DIMM slots are capable. I've overclocked near to 2000Mhz on these slots with various RAM.

With that out of the way... tongue.gif

- Don't play with VDDA voltage. It will not help you in stability.
- I've had two of these boards report bad voltages continually.
- Don't modify the HT, SB voltages.
- This board seems to like matching multi's so try to keep matched if you use FSB, though you'll probably not gain anything by matching HT Link speeds.


The best information I can give you right off the bat is to find out what the stock voltage is for your chip. Once you do that, try to lower the voltage until becomes unstable for 15-20 minutes of Prime. Then up it one notch. Once there, see how far you can take the clock speed by using the CPU Multiplier only, and keeping your CPU-NB and HT Link speeds at 2000.

Start there and report back! thumb.gif

( edit )

Whatever you do don't just throw voltage at things. You won't gain any experience in overclocking by doing this... and if you need specific help, I can help with BIOS options as I know them specifically well because if of my extended use with this particular board. smile.gif
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This is what my bios looks like ......I hope that helps.
post #8 of 98
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The voltage right now is 1.410-1.416 it fluctuates between there. Does that give you anything? lol Sorry I can OC video cards but cpu's i am still a rookie....This is the first time I have bought an after market cooler and tried this....

Thank you guys so much...Once again this site is amazing.
post #9 of 98
Ok - look. First off - don't use/install Turbo-V. Don't use AOD unless you want to try things without modifying the BIOS first. AOD is fine but often shows odd readings on voltages, etc. It's also not extremely stable as a piece of software.

So. The only things you want installed for this motherboard are the chipset drivers from ASUS support site, perhaps an update to the USB/NB/SB drivers from AMD directly, audio drivers, and RAID if you used RAID or the SATA controller for AHCI.

You don't need Turbo-V, ASUS Update, PC Probe, etc etc. All that is really just a bunch of clutter/junk.

( edit )

Have you consulted / read any of the guides in the AMD section, specifically on overclocking Phenom II's? There are several guides there. I'd really suggest you read them so you're clear on things like HTT versus HT Link, NB versus CPU-NB, VDDA versus VDD, etc.

The board you have is very easy to overclock with and it will do what it can - you'll either be stable, or not. If you want 4Ghz or better, I suggest a different board. frown.gif Though like I said you might get lucky.
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post #10 of 98
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Alright but I am asking how lol. Where in the bios do I go to OC it and how do I up the voltage? It seems like when I up the voltage it only goes 0.8000...Does that mean I am upping from the stock voltage or that I am starting at 0.8000?

A walk through would be amazing smile.gif

thanks.
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