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My rig is a AMD Phenom II x6 1055t currently oc'd to 2.93Ghz. Mobo Biostar TA880GU3+
Through rigorous test from intel burn test, i have found anything above a 200mhz reference clock will cause instability in the machine. I have tried to boost the voltage to give it more leeway but nothing worked. (current cooler set up is a push-pull H50).

Here is a picture of the BIOS overclocking menu. Is there anything i should have disabled or enabled to allow a bigger overclock? Do i have to use custom p-states?And how do would i decrease CAS latency, if need be, with this menu.




I'm very new to overclocking and would like some explanations of what im doing wrong... or what im doing right.
post #2 of 12
Are you monitoring your temperatures?
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post #3 of 12
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Yes, cpu never goes above 45 and gpu never goes above 65...
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Sorry it's taken this long to get some help, must have slipped by smile.gif
I'd say the culprit is your motherboard, it's really not geared towards overclocking. It only has a 3+1 power phase setup and poor MOSFETS. There could be something else but that is my first concern.
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Anything under 6+2 will have issues to keep up with a 6 core beast - Get a new mobo ASAP or risk killing it.
     
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post #6 of 12
Saw your post needing help. Yep like what others stated, look into another motherboard wink.gif.
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post #7 of 12
You did get help, but you didn't care to look for it.

Look into another motherboard! wink.gif
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post #8 of 12
Hmmm the board says it handles 125W CPU's, and can run up to an 1100T, which is basically the same chip, only faster. And it looks like the MOSFETs are heatsinked. I'm thinking you may get away with a MILD Overclock up to 3.2 - 3.3 Ghz.

To do any overclocking though, you'll have to put your CPU configuration in to manual mode, and manually adjust the voltages and clocks for the CPU. There is a Guide that may help you with safe settings :-

http://www.overclock.net/t/525113/phenom-ii-overclocking-guide/0_50

I wouldn't push the chip too far though, as others have said, you may be better with a new motherboard with better power. Also, I would do research on the board, and find out if anyone has suffered from blown VRMs, and a dead board - if they have, this increases your risk a LOT, and you should maybe wait till you get a new board. (says the girl who has a B40 @ 4GHz on a 95W board eek.gif )
post #9 of 12
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Thank you for the replies, but seeing how upgrading this motherboard just to allow a better overclock for my already outdated cpu, i think i will keep it at its current state... Maybe will later upgrade to either to a i7-3770k or the slightly less powerful fx-8350... Thank you one and all for the comments.
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what should i look for in a motherboard if im looking to pull some severe overclock from it???
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