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After I didi this my pc turns on but my monitor does't recognize it so I have a blank screen. I re stared CMOS and I am back to square 1. I put x19 multi and cpu nb 2600 disabled everything you said. Earlier today I tried OCing it with AMD OverDrive and had it set at x19 3.8 MHz and did stability test for 10 minutes and everything was stable. I didn't want to run it longer 'cause I wanted to try in BIOS but no luck. Any ideas what could cause the problem or should I go with AMD OverDrive insted?

Whoa man slow down. Do one thing at a time. Disable power saving features, the only two the Phenom II has should be Cool and Quiet as well as C1E. Disable them, save settings, then boot. If it worked and your chip is not throttling while idle restart, enter bios, and change voltage to "Manual", set your ram timings and speed to what they should be, save and boot. If your ram is at it's advertised settings in Windows then reboot, set the CPU voltage manually to 1.375V and then set the CPU multiplier to 18 which should be 3.6 Ghz, then save, boot, launch CPU-Z, then launch Prime 95 blend. The reason I stated CPU-Z is to see how much your voltage drops when under load because I heard you motherboard does not have Load Line Control. If the Prime 95 Blend fails, the reboot, enter bios and up the voltage one notch above 1.375, save and boot. Stress test again. Just keep repeating that last cycle until you hit a clock you are happy with and your voltage is at or below 1.55v. Don't forget temps should be no higher than 55C on Deneb.

Now for the CPU-NB, you should do this after you have achieved the clocks you want on the core. Enter bios, set the CPU-NB voltage manually to 1.275v, then set the NB Frequency manually to 2600 Mhz, save, boot and stress test with either Prime 95 blend or large FFT. If it is stable, reboot, enter bios, change the CPU-NB voltage to 1.25v, save, reboot, and test. If it is not stable, reboot, enter bios, change the CPU-NB voltage to 1.3v, save, reboot, and test. Keep repeating that cycle until you get 2600 Mhz stable. Do not change the NB Voltage, only the CPU-NB voltage.

After you believe you have achieved your final clocks, stress test on Intel Burn Test for 20 runs on Maximum. Then test with at least eight hours of Prime 95 Blend. If your temps are below 55C on both of those tests, then you are golden. Don't forget voltage at or below 1.55v.
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Thanks for that. That I understood. I will do as you said and I'll let you know where am at. Thank you once again.
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Thanks for that. That I understood. I will do as you said and I'll let you know where am at. Thank you once again.

No problem, let me know if you get it figured out.
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Download CPUz and Prime95. Check what revision is your CPU. If it's C3 we're good to go.

You are going to need a better cooler than the stock one, otherwise I wouldn't even worry overclocking because performance increase won't be noticeable.

Now, if you are still going for it, a Coolermaster 212 or the Cooler Master 212 Evo would be a great choice.

Now, after installing the cooler you can really go for a overclock. At this point you could check some guides on this but the easy way would be to just raise your multiplier to 20 and increase the voltage to 1,4V. Get 1h run with Prime95 and if it seems stable you can try to reduce voltage a bit, if it is unstable raise it by 0,125. When it seems unstable go for a bigger run of Prime95, like 24h or even 20 passes of LINX (another stress program). While stressing the CPU check your temperatures, it should never go higher than 60ºC. If it does consider lowering your voltage/frequency.

Hope it helps!

Edit: just realized there were 6 pages on this thread , thought there was just one. Don't pay too much atention to what I said :/
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its C2
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its C2

That would explain why you're having a hard time overclocking it. The C2 chips require hard volts to hit even 3.6. I would go for 3.6 Ghz with 1.475v if I were you. Then move on to the CPU-NB, I'm not sure if that will go to 2600 Mhz or not but just try my post above's steps for that.

Just know that the C2 chips also have a 140 watt TDP so your motherboards VRMs will be pushed harder than they would if it was a C3 and for a lower overclock. Although TDP obviously goes up no matter what if you are overclocking, it will just be higher on the C2 chips than it would be on the C3.
Edited by VitalShot - 6/2/13 at 6:41am
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you think there is a chance of frying my mobo?
post #58 of 77
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I installed another side fan and my idle temps are 24 -27c, when I oc with AMD OD on 3.8 Ghz temps were 47 full load.
post #59 of 77
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I'm having doubts now and I'm not sure if I should go for it or not. If there is a good chance of frying something cause the mobo isn't good enough for OCing then I should stop playing around.
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I'm having doubts now and I'm not sure if I should go for it or not. If there is a good chance of frying something cause the mobo isn't good enough for OCing then I should stop playing around.

Were you able to achieve 3.8 Ghz stable? If so with what voltage?

About your board, it's not the worst MSI board for AMD overclocking, but there is still a pretty decent chance of it dying. I would still OC, just not with any higher than 1.475v.
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