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hey guys i have a Phenom IIx4 940 BE 3 Ghz CPU and its normal base clock is 200 and multiplier is 15. When i play games i have mini freezes all the time but no problem when i m not playing a game. But if i lower the multiplier to 13 and make it 2600 Mhz , i have no freezes at all. There wasnt a problem like this before, this happened after i used the Auto Tune in AMD Overdrive section of AMD Vision Engine Control Center.That program tried till 3700 mhz and when it s 3700 mhz my computer freezed. My cpu s burned or something what s the problem here? And there s a chance that CPU Overdrive Auto Tune made and dmg to my graphics card GPU? I be happy if u help guys thanks.
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Dammit, I'm saying this again.

Never use auto overclocking suites, they over volt your chip and will not give you a fully stable overclock and result in more heat.
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I did used Hwmonitor. Played Grid 2 on 2400(200x13)MHZ, on Auto (200x15) and on 3400 (200x17)Mhz. There was no small freezes on 2400 mhz but on auto and 3400 mhz there were freezes tho they started after 4-5 mins of gaming. Min numbers on Hwmonitor is while on idle and max numbers are gaming.

post #4 of 9
You giving your cpu some real hell here! Phenom x4 chips aren't supposed to go over 62 degrees C on core! Are you using the stock cooler? If so then I recommend buying an after market cooler
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Yes i m using a stock cooler but why in all conditions (low OC , normal one and high OC) it s 80C while gaming? And why there is not problem in games whiel playing on 2600 mhz and there s problem while playing on 3GHZ which s CPU's normal speed eventho temperatures are the same?
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Either we aren't getting 100% of the details or you have a faulty chip. But never ever over clock on stock cooler.
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Check your thermal paste & cooler mounting. Those temps are way too high for that given voltage and speed ..
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post #8 of 9
1. Don't use AOD or any overclocking utility. Only BIOS.
2. Do not use any AUTO modes for volts.
3. Do not go above 62°C. It may cause throttling and slow down your whole comp.
4. Get an aftermarket cooler for OC, and don't go nuts on the volts unless you have a basic WC loop.

Anyway, clean your heatsink and reseat it with some good thermal paste. Make sure there is plenty intake on your case, computers need more intake than exhaust. I saw another thread similar to this where the poor guys Phenom was throttling him down to an insane point, come to find out, his chip didn't like 90°C. His heatsink was completely choked up by dust and couldn't cool anymore. I was having problem with my 8350 with it's temperatures (still in the safe zone) until I took my fan off my rad and found a shroud of dust. You would be surprised how filthy it gets.

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post #9 of 9
For that chip an aftermarket cooler is going to be a must for overclocking. I would suggest a http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065 at least or some kind of liquid cooler, I used a Corsair H-50 with mine using 2 fans. Then go through your bios and set up your overclock, I kept my 940 at 3.7ghz @ 1.41 volts to make sure it was stable and had no heat issues. The stock cooler as mentioned....is not good even dealing with this chip, and is more suited for the older dual core chips amd put out years ago.
    
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