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Hi all!

I'm looking for help to OC my CPU, you can see what CPU I've in the title. I'm wondering if there is anyone here that has got experience OCing the same CPU as I have. What program did you use to OC it and what software did you use to test till how far you could go and what is your CPU's GHz now, after OCing it? I may have to note that I don't have the standard cooler on it, but that I replaced it with the Scytche Mugen 2 Rev. B. Also my motherboard is an ASRock 970 Extreme4. Oh yeah, I'd rather not mess with the voltages because I find that too tricky for a noob like me! Thanks already for your help! thumb.gif

Greetings,

G3ronimo
Edited by G3ronimo - 7/3/13 at 3:53pm
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Bump the multi, bump the volts, stress test, report back. Don't go over about 1.45 volts if you want it to last for a while. Watch your temps, keep them under 58C at the worst.

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Should I OC it in the bios or use a program for it, if so what program? Also what program should I use for the stress test?
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I usually stress test with occt, prime95, and i hear aida64 is good.

and always bios oc.
Edited by TheGrayDon10 - 7/3/13 at 5:16pm
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Bios, prime95.

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You need to mess with voltages if you are going to overclock. I have a Phenom II 980 BE, and was able to get 4.198 Ghz 48hr Prime 95 stable.

First thing I did was to make sure my memory was stable at stock settings and voltages for about 8hr's with memtest86+ to make sure that wouldn't cause any problems. Then I went into BIOS, and turned off all power saving features, and Cool and Quiet. Then I checked to see what my stock VID was in CPUID, and set it manually in BIOS. Then I ran Prime 95 for about an hour to make sure it was stable. Then I upped the multiplier by one notch and tested again with Prime 95. Kept doing that until it became unstable, then upped the voltage till it became stable again. I kept ding this until I hit my voltage, and heat wall. You really don't want to go over anything more than 1.45 CPU volts, and don't want to have the CPU any hotter than 55c to 60c.
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So it is not possible to stay at the stock voltage? By incrementing your GHz till it becomes unstable and tune it down a bit afterwards so it will become stable again?
post #8 of 31
you can do that - just won't be able to get as high.

look at k10stat if you want to OC AND keep voltage/temps/power usage down
 
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You'll need to increase the voltage if you want some decent overclocks. I had my 965 @ 4.2GHZ, but required ~1.55v. I kept it like that for about year and it was fine, just try and keep temps below 60 under load, under 55 would be optimal.

After you find your stable CPU overclock, you should look into overclocking the CPU-NB as well, squeeze out some more performance. Works the same way as overclocking the CPU, increase the multiplier then increase the voltage when it becomes unstable. You should be good for about 2600mhz on the NorthBridge.

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post #10 of 31
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Thanks for the replies. I will mess around with the values in the Bios then and test with Prime95. Where exactly in Prime95 can I see when exactly I have to increment the voltage? rolleyes.gif
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