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I've been researching how to overclock during my free time over the past week, but all the terms and strategies to overclock are becoming overwhelming. Looking for someone to be able to clear it up, and hopefully help me get to as close to 4.0ghz as i can.

What I know so far is I need to increase my FSB, Multiplier and voltage and decrease my HT link, but I'm not sure what numbers to try. Also, my multiplier doesn't go above 14x.

When I brought my FSB up to 286, I got a message saying:
"Too many cold reset due BIOS POST system might be incorrectly overclocked."

Does this mean my voltage is too low?

My motherboard is a BIOSTAR TA870+

Please let me know if you need any more information.
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Hi there and welcome! I myself currently have a 1090T OC'd to 4.0ghz and stable.

What I can suggest you try first is to raise multiplier only to x20 and leave FSB at 200mhz. Leave NB and HT at 2000Mhz. Put your RAM at default stock speeds as well.

Also, follow these voltage settings like how I have mine set up:
CPU: 1.4-1.45v
CPU/NB: 1.35v
DRAM: 1.5v

The rest: Auto

If your mobo has a LLC option for your CPU, set it to Ultra High. Try these out.

Edit: Is your 1055T a black edition? aka unlocked multiplier?
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It's not a Black edition and only goes up to 14x.

What's an LLC option?
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It's not a Black edition and only goes up to 14x.

What's an LLC option?

Ah bummer, thats gonna be alittle rough. LLC means Load Line Calibration, usually found under power settings. Im not too sure about Biostar's BIOS layout so if it does not have that option then forget it.

Hmm, did you try and increase the voltage when you were OC'ing? In my opinion, 286 FSB is a little too high. Phenom IIs tend to only go up to 250(correct me if im wrong). I've never really played around with FSB only OC'ing, so I can only help you so much.
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I think my highest option is 1.45v, and i havent really played with it. Think its a safe enough option to just try it?
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I think my highest option is 1.45v, and i havent really played with it. Think its a safe enough option to just try it?

You can try it, just make sure your cooling is sufficient to dissipate the heat. Phenoms like to generate a ton of heat once you start OC'ing them. Also have a temperature monitoring software up and running to keep those temps in check. CoreTemp, HWMonitor all help with showing temps.
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So,

FSB: 200->286
Voltage:1.3->1.45
What should I set my HT link to? Is there anything else I should change?
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So,

FSB: 200->286
Voltage:1.3->1.45
What should I set my HT link to? Is there anything else I should change?

Leave HT Link to 2000Mhz for now...or you can raise it to 2400Mhz and leave it there. Anything more won't give you any performance boost.
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You should increase the FSB a little at a time. Then test to see what is stable and what frequencies require a voltage increase. You also need to make sure you have proper cooling for the CPU as well. Especially if you are trying to hit 4GHz. Also, when you increase FSB you are increasing your RAM speed and NB/CPU speed. So, you'll have to play around with their frequencies/voltages as well.

I had a 1055T with an ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 MoBo, and I got it to 3.8GHz.
Edited by Jahocowi - 5/29/13 at 8:15pm
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I found these numbers on a forum somewhere:
Biostar TA870+ Bios Config

CPU Bus 286

CPU Multipier x14.0 [4004 MHz]
NB x10.0 [2000 MHz]
HT Link x10.0 [2.0 GHz] (16 Bit)
CPU VID 1.275V
NB VID 1.125V

CPU Voltage +0.150 (1.450V)
NB-CPU Voltage +0.200 (1.360V)
HT Voltage +0.150 (1.350V)
DDR Voltage +0.200 (1.740V)
NB Voltage +0.200 (1.350V)
SB Voltage +0.060 (1.150V)
Mem VTT +53% (0.900V)

Think those are fine to try?
Some of the options turn yellow or even red when selected, so I'm a little hesitant.
I think it was also labled as untested, or tested fine for 20 mins or something.
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