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The board drivers shipped with a software based overclocking utility. I will try it at sometime after i detrrmine no damage has been donw, although i believe it was the fault of something i downloaded.
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You better not, this motherboard supports more or less 95 W CPU's, and with overclocking and IBT you are going way over that specification. On top of that there is no cooling on the MOSFETS (VRMs) and the phasing looks like 4+2, which will not help at all. For overclocking FX CPU's, you would need 6+1 at least. This motherboard is low-end and for budget builds/workstations, it is not for high-end gaming/overclocking. It even supports only up to 1866 RAM and thats it under OC.
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post #13 of 29
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The board drivers shipped with a software based overclocking utility. I will try it at sometime after i detrrmine no damage has been donw, although i believe it was the fault of something i downloaded.


That board probably needs to undervolt and underclock to be honest. It looks to be 3+1. This is waht an overclocking board looks like. Compare your board.







post #14 of 29
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That board probably needs to undervolt and underclock to be honest. It looks to be 3+1. This is waht an overclocking board looks like. Compare your board.








It's why they say "a picture is worth a thousand words". thumb.gif And yes, looks like 3+1 to me too. The only "plus" side is that it seems to have low Rds (on) mosfets (you wouldn't expect it to such cheap and old model). But they can't work miracles with so few phases and no heatsink.
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post #15 of 29
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Allright, you guys have convinced me to leave it alone and enjoy having a 3.8ghz "quad core", still beats the 2.4 single I was running up until July. Thank you for your guidance and steering me away from burning up a new system.

Will NOT undervolting/underclocking really be detrimental?
post #16 of 29
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Allright, you guys have convinced me to leave it alone and enjoy having a 3.8ghz "quad core", still beats the 2.4 single I was running up until July. Thank you for your guidance and steering me away from burning up a new system.

Will NOT undervolting/underclocking really be detrimental?
If you are capable of running and finishing IBT at V.High/Max with stock clocks, then there is no need to undervolt or underclock. Although you may enable the power saving features from the BIOS, they include automatic downclock and undervoltage when the CPU is not used.
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post #17 of 29
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Allright, you guys have convinced me to leave it alone and enjoy having a 3.8ghz "quad core", still beats the 2.4 single I was running up until July. Thank you for your guidance and steering me away from burning up a new system.

Will NOT undervolting/underclocking really be detrimental?

If your temperatures are normal, you don't need to undervolt. Also, you could try to see if you can get to 4Ghz at good temperatures. Ideally, you 'd want to have an IR thermometer to measure the mosfet temperatures too. Given that it officially supports 125W FX (although i 'd take that with a grain of salt), i think 4Ghz on 4core, would be tolerable...But i wouldn't attempt to overclock beyond that.
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post #18 of 29
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OK, after reading some posts here and the .com site of the same name, I have learned a couple of things.

FX chips like to have the FSB (HTT?) set to 218-220.

The black screen is a result of an overzealous OC, and I should have reset CMOS as posted above.

I believe the black screen occured when I was attempting to OC on multiplier alone. I OC'd FSB to 218, and X18.5 and ran the load test in AMD
Overdrive (installed with board drivers) and was running at 42xx at 42*. I do have an IR gun and will check VRM Mosfets tomorrow while testing longer. I may check the Interwebs for mosfet heatsinks as well.
post #19 of 29
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OK, so i went ahead and set FSB to 220, and multiplier at 19. With Core Performance Boost disabled it runs at 4182 loaded or not. Under the AMD Overdrive programs load test it doesn't climb over 42* again. I will still test longer with a VR gun on the VRMs.
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