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Sorry for no response in awhile. Trying to figure out all these settings.

Maybe ill try for 3.8 then, singe 3.6 was getting to 50c temps already, then ill move up when I understand more.

What kind of settings should I be using for that?

I have an option to change the HT width. 8bit and 16bit. Is that important?
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above 260, no matter what I select, it says"Too many cold reset due BIOS POST system might be incorrectly overclocked Overclocking failed!" What does that mean?
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above 260, no matter what I select, it says"Too many cold reset due BIOS POST system might be incorrectly overclocked Overclocking failed!" What does that mean?

It means either your CPU,CPU/NB,RAM or HTT is unstable at those settings. Few things I noted. 286 FSB and 10x HTT & CPU/NB equals 2860MHz. Good setting for CPU/NB-bad for HTT. You want HTT at X9,or less than 2400MHz on a Thuban CPU. For the CPU/NB you will need to increase the voltage,say 1.3v ish for 2500Mhz,1.4v for 2800MHz. Also your RAM needs to be lowered,or volatge/timings increased.
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The first thing I would suggest is getting some cooling on those VRMs. Biostar VRMs may be good, but they still should have cooling and Phenom II 6-cores are power-hungry.

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The first thing I would suggest is getting some cooling on those VRMs. Biostar VRMs may be good, but they still should have cooling and Phenom II 6-cores are power-hungry.

Is this what you're talking about? http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?product_id=3053&product_name=Hyper%20212%20EVO
Edited by 13rock - 5/29/13 at 11:44pm
post #26 of 29
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Okay, how high do you think I can get with:

AMD Phenom x6 1055T Processor
BIOSTAR TA870+ Motherboard
Hyper 212 EVO Cooling Fan?

What should my settings be around?
Maybe if I see the difference in settings, I'll understand better.
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above 260, no matter what I select, it says"Too many cold reset due BIOS POST system might be incorrectly overclocked Overclocking failed!" What does that mean?
This looks more like a mobo limitation.
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Someone beat me to it, but I am going to reiterate.... Get some very good cooling setup for the motherboard VRMs, or it's likely that you will kill them. For some reason, almost all of the AMD boards that aren't considered top of the line have inadequate power stages. With the low number of VRMs, each has to work harder (be on longer and carry more of the total load), which results in a significant amount of heat build up, and which can and eventually will fry them.

I personally would not be overclocking without something like the EnzoTech Pure Copper VRM Sinks + active cooling via 80-120mm fan directly blowing down onthem. This wwill give you a huge temperature drop, and will provide increased stability and reliability.
   
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Someone beat me to it, but I am going to reiterate.... Get some very good cooling setup for the motherboard VRMs, or it's likely that you will kill them. For some reason, almost all of the AMD boards that aren't considered top of the line have inadequate power stages. With the low number of VRMs, each has to work harder (be on longer and carry more of the total load), which results in a significant amount of heat build up, and which can and eventually will fry them.

I personally would not be overclocking without something like the EnzoTech Pure Copper VRM Sinks + active cooling via 80-120mm fan directly blowing down onthem. This wwill give you a huge temperature drop, and will provide increased stability and reliability.


This is true,but I do believe that Biostar board is voltage limited to 1.47v,so they kind of built in protection for the VRM's,along with overvoltage protection. Running cooler VRM's is always beneficial for overclocking though.
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