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The build;
AMD 8150 FX 3.60 GHz 8 core processor unlocked
Biostar TA970XE motherboard
10 GB DDR 3 RAM @ 1600 MHz
HIS Radeon HD 6790 ICEQ 1 GHz
Thermal take Frio CPU heat sink

The dilema

I am trying to over clock my cpu to at least 4 ghz but I am a complete noob and newbie to over clocking. I did manage an i3 before from 3.2 to 3.66 but it was a dual core so I have upped my game a lil.

I have read magazines, internet articles and watched others do it but I think I am missing something. Can anyone help me please?
post #2 of 32
Your 6th sense is really good thumb.gif
If you haven't bought yet then don't buy this motherboard for at least 125watt FX CPU (Only If you want to overclock, otherwise it is good for normal users). This motherboards is not for overclockers. TA970XE has only 4+1 phase VRM design, and FX 8150 is really a power hungry CPU when it is overclocked. 4.0Ghz you are thinking to overclock can obviously be done with this motherboard, but the only problem is the Current requirement to maintain stability of FX 8150/8120 at this overclock is much more higher than a 4+1 phase motherboard can offer. Your CPU will be throttled back to lower frequency at full load.

If you want to overclock buy any 8+2 phase motherboard. And you will be ok !
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sweet thanks. I didn't realize there was a phase requirement but I will definitely look into acquiring a new mobo. The reason why i choose this particular board is because of the CrossfireX capability and I have trusted biostar for a while but heck, there"s always a time to switch companies.

Any recommendations for a mobo?
URL please (newegg, tigerdirect, review anything biggrin.gif)
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Wow thank you for the links. Very nice. A bit pricey but I definitely like what I have seen. Looks like i have to pay a visit to tigerdirect soon heh. cheers all.
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Ok so next dilema. If I set the CPU clock to anything above 222 it fails to boot. Is there a ratio in which the cpu and overvoltage increases or is it random? Thanks for all the help too smile.gif
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when you bump the FSB it incress all other setting as you incress it you have to go back and see where cpu,and dram ratio is for exsample when I put my FSB at 280 and my cpu mutiplyer is at 19 it sets my cpu at 7.5 Ghz so I lower mutiplyer to 14 and cpu is and cpu is now at 4.2 I then check my dram is at 2000 Mhz I set it back to as close to 1550 as that is as high as my ram will handle I then check NB and HT I will find them way to high so I pull the NB back to around 3000 Mhz and the HT to around 2000 Mhz I try that and if it fails I start bumping Vcore and CPU/NB voltage ( not to be confussed with NB Vcore 2 diffrent things
post #8 of 32
hello,
i dont have same motherboard,but ill try to help you overclock. thumb.gif

1. go in to bios go to cpu advance properties,and disable cool and quite,c1e,c6 state, then disable turbo core.

2a.now set overclocker to manual in bios and set you multiplier to x20 and that will get you to 4ghz.

or

2b another way to do it is to, set your ram to 1333mhz, set reference clock to 250 and your cpu multiplier to 16x.

3.set your memory timming manually, should think its 9.9.9.24.33,but you can find the timmings listed in amd overdive>memory tab (install,check and write down before entering bios)

4. your ht/nb you should set about 2200/2200 or 2250/2250,you can up the speed but its not essential for everyday running.

5. your voltage setting should be alright at this range for auto volting.

6.you can try a burn in test if you wish,prime95 or something and monitor your tempature is below 61c (its cpu temp or cputin,not the core temp)

i can tell you mine is very hot and cant handle full load @ 4ghz due to heat ,not voltage.
as you can see i have setted for 3.8ghz due to this.

all the best and good luck , if you have problems read a good overclocking guide or post in the forum.
Edited by MrPerforations - 5/7/12 at 3:36pm
    
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post #9 of 32
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Thank you to both of you for your replies. I shall attempt this later tonight or 2moro depending on how awake I will be lol. I am definintely looking into getting a 8-2 Pin mobo so that should help some.
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I have been trying my best on trying to overclock a:
MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
CPU
AMD Processor
AMD Processor
AMD Processor
AMD Processor
AMD Processor
AMD Processor
AMD Processor
AMD Processor
RAM
24.0 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. SABERTOOTH 990FX (AM3r2) 56 °C
Graphics
Generic Non-PnP Monitor (1024x768@60Hz)
2047MB GeForce GTX 560 (EVGA) 43 °C
Hard Drives
977GB Western Digital WDC WD10 EARX-00N0YB0 SATA Disk Device (SATA) 38 °C
Optical Drives
TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-222AL SATA CdRom Device
Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio


(System with the best it can go but I am noob too at this. Anyone help?)

I need it to be stably running on the most fast it can go...

Please help!!!!!
Would be appreciated.
Edited by Ekimcomputerguy - 7/28/12 at 11:00am
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