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I have looked everywhere to find an answer yet, I'm desperately need your superior help. I'm planning to OC my CPU to at least 3.4 Ghz since its Idle temp is 15C and Prime95 max load is 28C - took on CoreTemp in room temp at 74F (7 LED case fan with Zalman LQ310 Liquid cooling)

I'm new to overclocking, so I didn't want to do anything reckless. The layout in BIOS of this MB is a lot different than all others which mean I'm unable to follow any typical guide out there. Tried with AMD Overdrive, but there was no option to increase Clock speed. Easy Tune 6 that came with MB ran Easy Boost test for ages and still haven't given any results. (probably for Black Edition CPU only)

Thanks a lot in advance!
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You should be able to make 3.4 easily on a 1045T. I could hit 3.6 with a 1035T, even 3.7 but that wasn't stable. Assuming that a 970A-D3 has the same options as a UD3 model, try this:

You'll want to set the bus clock to 252 MHz, which will give you a speed of 3402 MHz. Lower the HT multiplier to 8x, which will set that at 2016 MHz and keep it in spec. You might have lower the multiplier on your RAM, depending on what speed it is rated for and what it will actually run. And an overclock on the northbridge to about ~2500 MHz will help you with performance and stability.

Set the voltages manually. Try about 1.425v for the CPU, and give the CPU, and northbridge about an extra +.100 over stock, CPU-NB about +.050. This part is pretty much trial and error until you find something that works, but those settings will give you a good chance of success. Turn off Turbo Core and C1E support, but leave LoadLine Calibration on.

Don't bother with AMD OverDrive or any other software utility, especially on a locked CPU. Overclocking is best done with the BIOS. Stuff like OverDrive is only useful for monitoring the system after the O/C is done.

Be careful with a 970A-D3. It only has a 4+1 VRM configuration (UD3 is 8+2), and there's no cooling on the VRM's. Pushing it too hard could result in erratic operation or worse. You might want to consider picking up some heatsinks to keep the VRM's cool, which will make the board OK for any reasonable overclock you might try.

I'm sure someone else will come by later and help. I've only had the UD3 for a little while, but I did kick the tires on it with a 1035T and got it going fine in no time.
     
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Now that you pointed out, I swear I saw somewhere that said my MB is 8+2 VRM..
Anyway, I only planned to mild OC this CPU so I hope it shouldn't be too bad. Also in this picture, I can't find the MOSFET anywhere, is it under the heatsink built-in already?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0056G10WK/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00
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Now that you pointed out, I swear I saw somewhere that said my MB is 8+2 VRM..
Anyway, I only planned to mild OC this CPU so I hope it shouldn't be too bad. Also in this picture, I can't find the MOSFET anywhere, is it under the heatsink built-in already?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0056G10WK/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00

Yes is under the heatsink.

Your mobo is pretty good, you must be able to reach even 4ghz easily.

Disable turbo, rise FSB to at least 280 , CPU multiplier to 13,5

Vcore to 1,35/ 1. 38

NB as high as you can 2,8 Ghz

VNB to 1,25/1.27


there is a tutorial that will explain it better, use the search to find it
try it, if it works now will have nearly 3,800 ghz
Edited by Ashtyr - 2/7/13 at 7:57am
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Now that you pointed out, I swear I saw somewhere that said my MB is 8+2 VRM..
Anyway, I only planned to mild OC this CPU so I hope it shouldn't be too bad. Also in this picture, I can't find the MOSFET anywhere, is it under the heatsink built-in already?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0056G10WK/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00

No, it's 4+1 (http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4395#ov), but it looks like the newer ones do have heatsinks on all of the VRM's, and with them, you're pretty safe. The UD3 version has the 8+2.
     
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post #6 of 13
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Is there a way that you can post your options in the BIOS since there are too many "Auto" which make me hesitate to change it...

Actually, let me do some screen shots in BIOS myself.

Here we go, please be lenience and detail (which one set to manual and which is auto) with me as I'm new to this.








Edited by Alankevis - 2/7/13 at 1:38pm
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Is there a way that you can post your options in the BIOS since there are too many "Auto" which make me hesitate to change it...

Actually, let me do some screen shots in BIOS myself.

Here we go, please be lenience and detail (which one set to manual and which is auto) with me as I'm new to this.




CPUcVcore 1,35/ 1.38
Nb core 1,25/1,27


These values are orientative








BCLK control manual and to 280
CPU northbridge to 2800 Mhz ( maybe is better try first 2400 or 2600 if works then go to 2800)
HT link close to 2000 Mhz
System memory multiplier and memory frecuency , put the ram to 1600. Do you have modules of 1600, right?





CPU clok ratio 13,5x
CPu frecuency more 3800, more or less
Core boost disabled
coll and quiet disabled



Try and comment.

And search for the tutorial!!
post #8 of 13
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I will try it and let you guys know. My RAM is 1333 actually. For all others voltages, I will just need to leave it at Auto? What about C1V, Core Unlock and SVM = Enable?
post #9 of 13
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It failed to boots once I change it. I had to reversed it back to optimal setting. Here are the numbers:

The hardpart was CPU Core and NB Core was not shown so I'm left with +0.100v on NB and leave CPU core at +0. I also unable to set NB Coreclock to max is 2000Mhz







Edited by Alankevis - 2/8/13 at 8:02pm
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Later-rev D3 boards have VRM cooling. What is your rev?
A key to locked x6 OC-ing is RAM flexibility. Noting that there is a fine line in clock speed ability between DDR3-1333 (usually generic) and DDR3-1600+, a default rating of DDR3-1600 or better is a huge help.

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