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I'm running a Phenom II 1055t at 4004mhz right now, I cannot go any higher without going unstable and blue-screening in prime95. I've learned that's it's from keeping the RAM set to auto timings. I've never OC'ed RAM before and am looking for a little pointers on pushing my CPU (that's under water) even further. I can't seem to find a straight up DDR3+AM3 overclocking guide.

I'm running 8GB of this ram: SAMSUNG 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model MV-3V4G3/US

I've read on these forums these are great for overclocking which is why I purchased them.

Any help or pointers would be appreciated.

This is a pic of my BIOS settings, the settings I change are the ones in red correct? Do I leave the rest on auto?

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Edited by Deeya - 5/4/12 at 5:28am
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This should help. The RAM may or may not be limiting your OC.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Understanding-RAM-Timings/26

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/152

http://www.overclock.net/t/902756/amd-overclock-guide-for-newbs

http://www.overclockers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=596023
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You're quite welcome. Hope they help. thumb.gif
post #5 of 8
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Skimmed through them and I'm still not able to get it to be stable, even blue screening on windows start up screen.

An example, I set the multiplier to 14 (1055t locks at 14) and the Bus speed to 300, this gives me a core speed of 4.2 and I am even able to select the RAMs stock speed (1600) and it still crashes at start up. I lower the HT Link to as close to 2000 as I can..

What am I doing wrong here? doh.gif

Update: So I found this little guide http://www.overclock.net/a/common-bsod-error-code-list-for-overclocking

The error I am getting when I boot at 4.2ghz is the 0x07E. I run sfc /scannow and chkdsk /r like stated but it does not fix my issue. SFC results put out an error that cannot be fixed in CBS.LOG
Edited by Deeya - 5/5/12 at 1:22am
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post #6 of 8

Are you sure the CPU is completely stable?

post #7 of 8

Your tRC at 26 is quite low (would normally expect it to be set at 33 i.e. tRP + tRAS is usually optimal), which might have something to do with the issue.

post #8 of 8
I had a 1055t for about a year and ran it @ 4ghz it will be very difficult to get it stable above 4ghz, trust me I tried. If you are looking for more performance get your NB to 2800ghz stable that will give you a big boost with the 4ghz overclock.

Good Luck!
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