Originally Posted by Tcatcammando
Yeah see I recently tried to OC to 4Ghz and I was getting BSOD's and sometimes freezes. I'm not sure what the problem is bcuz my vcore is around 1.35 and I left everything else on "auto". Should I be concerned about my motherboard dying out or PSU? I'm usually able to hit 3.8 and keep it without any issues really but I would like to have a stable 4GHz OC. Also I can unlock my CPU to a hexa-core but how much should I OC it?
Any good brands for the 7950? Also where's the 8000 series?
Can't really recommend unlocking your cpu with that motherboard. keep it locked and try 4GHz again. here are my BIOS settings you can use as a reference. the labels may not be the same but you should still be able to figure out and i am not saying that you should set them the same way.
1. Oc'ing will depend on a lot of things like ambient temp, cpu cooler, ram (1600 or higher is better), an extra fan to cool the heatsinks around the cpu, especially the one near the small grey squares near the cpu socket. normally a good airflow in the case will work but may not be adequate when oc'ing, and the cpu itself if capable.
2. You can try oc'ing by just raising the Multiplier or CPU Ratio, since our chip is a Black Edition. If you use the CPU/HT or Bus Speed, the RAM and HT Link will go up as well (oc'ed). You need to reset the RAM to its default of 1333 (in your case) and the HT Link close to 2000MHz. mine are set at 16 and 250. normal is 15 and 200 (stock).
3. I recommend disabling Turbo, C1E and Cool and Quiet
4. Read this guide . . .
5. Vcore of 1.35v may just be too low for 4GHz. try 1.4v and see if the 212 cooler can handle it. if not just add anoter 120mm fan to it to help cool the cpu. As you can see i set mine at 1.39v in BIOS. Do not exceed 1.475v and do not let your CPU Socket and the CORE temps go above 55C at load. When unlocked the cores will not show any temp. just go by the cpu temp (socket), since that will always be higher than the cores.
For the GPU, depending on your budget, i know the 960T can handle a 280X with no problem, especially when it is unlocked and oc'ed to 4GHz. A better cooler than a 212 will be needed to cool the cpu at those settings. A GTX 760 will also suffice for our resolution.
6. http://www.overclock.net/t/1189945/amd-zosma-960t-1600t-1605t-cpu-clubEdited by rdr09 - 11/30/13 at 12:23pm