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post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
So I am pretty new to overclocking and I just want to maximize my computer's performance without risking it's parts. It seems that when i first go into the bios, it is monitering my cpu ataround 48 C but keeps going up to 70 and even above. Along with this when I change the bus speeds it seems like it is automatically changing back when I load up my computer.

Comp Specs:
AMD phenom ii x4 840
radeon 5770
stock fan
not sure what motherboard at this point but its aftermarket
post #2 of 6
Hi and Welcome,

First your temps seem mighty high considering you are in BIOS.

Is your heat sink clean?

Do you have enough air flow in your case?

Did you build this yourself?

And the MB info will be very useful. Download CPUz to help with info.

Or use Hardware monitor both are great little programs.

Also get yourself CoreTemp
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post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 
I have cpuz and speedfan.
My airflow is fine.
when I log onto my computer it says my core temp is only 24 while in the BIOS is just goes up and up?
Yes i did build it myself and everything is clean and it's only a bout a half a year old.
my motherboard is a ASUS m5a97
post #4 of 6
hey,

i think the first thing you should do is get a new CPU cooler, this is a must in overclocking, otherwise you could easily damage your hardware.
also i recommend you looking to this guide: (other site then ocn i know, but it helped me a lot)

phenom ii overlocking guide
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post #5 of 6
Here is a guide for the [URL=http://] Phenom II's [/URL] from OCN.

We are meant to link only to other sites if there is no relevant info on here.

Is your CPU fan speed increasing with the temp? Because when you are reaching near 70 Celsius, it should be making some terrible noise.

I am a bit concerned that your temp is increasing, even for a stock cooler.

If everything is stock, try clearing your BIOS, using the battery and jumpers.
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
120Gb SSD + 750Gb 2.5" Full Alphacool loop Win7 Ultimate Benq 24" GL2460HM 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Gigabyte Aivia K8100 Silverstone Strider 850w CoolerMaster 690 III Gigabyte M6880 
Audio
ASUS Xonar Essence ST  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
1055T 4.2Ghz @ 1.475v GA-990FXA-UD3 Sli GTX 570's Patriot Gamer 8Gb Kit 1599Mhz 9-9-9-24 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
30Gb SSD + 350Gb WD Blue XSPC RX240 Koolance PMP-500 XSPC EX240 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Rasa CPU block 2x EK- Universal blocks SLi Win 7 Ultimate Acer 24" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G19 OCZ ZX 1000W 80+ Gold Antec 4U22EPS650 Logitech G700 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer Galiathus X-Fi Titanium 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 955 Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3 Asus GTS 450 G.Skill 1600Mhz 
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Western Digital 2 Tb green Western Digital 2 Tb Green Seagate 1Tb Western Digital 1Tb Green 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
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thanks for the help guys.
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