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All righty, To start off I appreciate anyone who attempts to help me in this thread.
I recently obtained this processor : Amd Phenom x4 9500 as an upgrade from the Amd Athlon 64 x2 3800+ which I had overclocked to 2.601 ghz
The base clock of this processor is 2.2 and I can overclock up to 2.47 for a post.
Anything above 2.47 is a no-post at the voltage of about 1.240.

I would greatly appreciate anyone who can help me overclock this processor past 2.5 ghz at least . thumb.gif

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Have you tried raising voltage even more? The 9500s aren't really known for epic overclocks. What's your memory speed?
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Have you tried raising voltage even more? The 9500s aren't really known for epic overclocks. What's your memory speed?

I've went up to 1.35 volts with still no successful post, my memory speed was at 333 at the time.
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I've went up to 1.35 volts with still no successful post, my memory speed was at 333 at the time.

Can you enable/disable the Phenom TLB patch in BIOS?
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I've went up to 1.35 volts with still no successful post, my memory speed was at 333 at the time.

I did however notice the timings were quite low, For ddr2 at least, I will set it to 6 6 6 18 and 333 mhz memory For a possible post.
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Can you enable/disable the Phenom TLB patch in BIOS?

There are no options for "Tlb" in the bios, however using Asrock OC tuner I do see an Tlb enable/disable option.
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Even 5-5-5-15 should be easy up to DDR2-1066.

Does your mobo have ACC?

Do try toggling the TLB setting. I can't remember which is which, but one of the TLB settings can open up clocking if I recall.
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Even 5-5-5-15 should be easy up to DDR2-1066.
Does your mobo have ACC?

There are no Acc options either, I will update momentarily to see if i post with 6-6-6-18 .
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Check and see if there is a BIOS update for TLB.
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The first gen Phenoms were just plain bad overclockers. If you got luck maybe you would reach 2.8 maybe 3Ghz on the higher end versions.

Also your board only supports up to 95w TDP processors. That would have a great affect on your overclocking and I wouldn't recommend doing so.
    
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