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Ok, so far I have set the multiplier to 18.5, and am running prime 95 currently. Before that I tried the auto clock function, just to see where my limit is on stock voltage, and it brought it up to 3.8 ghz on stock voltage before Overdrive crashed. I am gonna work my way up, and then maybe feed her a little more voltage. I really want to see if I can get up to, or beyond 4ghz, but I doubt it on this mobo.
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I'm italian, we use usually the moka, so... you could guess how my imagination was going wild biggrin.gif
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Ok, over an hour on prime 95...everything is good. I have to rap up this test to go eat dinner with my girlfriend. When I get back, I'm gonna take the multiplier up to 18.7, stress test it for a few hours, and go from there.
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Hey wow you did the mod! Nice work! Have you done any overclocking yet?

I still have a Phenom II 955BE r.c2 running at 3.6ghz in that board (I was never able to get much out of that chip even when it lived in an an M4A79XTD-EVO which was significantly better).

@SabbathHB he knows it's not a good board for overclocking, I think he's just looking to squeeze out what little he can until he has the cash to upgrade. 4Ghz is a tall order even with the mod, but we'll see!
Well, so far I seem to be stable at 3.9 ghz on stock voltage, which is surprising to me.... at least I ran an hour and a half of prime 95, and no issues. I think I am gonna have to add voltage soon, I'm just not sure I want to. All I have done so far is increase the multiplier.
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Wow that's nuts, is this 1.425V still under load? I suspect either it's getting more voltage or you hit the phenom lottery biggrin.gif. What is your RAM set at? Gotta post them CPU-Z validations tongue.gif

I mentioned it before but I wouldn't do long runs of prime95 on that board even with your cooling setup, if anything is going to roast the VRM it's going to be prime95, especially when you add voltage. p95 can even get more voltage out of your CPU than what is set in the bios. Maybe try Asus Realbench or x264 to be a bit safer. Personally I'd just run the most stressful games you have, that's what I do on low end gear.

https://rog.asus.com/articles/news/realbench-v2-43-new-version-available-now/
https://mega.nz/#!ywAFDQQQ!hEQCeRXDKpHoeRYEaspux3ZA9Smx6tp8h0leb7ZHdJo
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Wow that's nuts, is this 1.425V still under load? I suspect either it's getting more voltage or you hit the phenom lottery biggrin.gif. What is your RAM set at? Gotta post them CPU-Z validations tongue.gif

I mentioned it before but I wouldn't do long runs of prime95 on that board even with your cooling setup, if anything is going to roast the VRM it's going to be prime95, especially when you add voltage. p95 can even get more voltage out of your CPU than what is set in the bios. Maybe try Asus Realbench or x264 to be a bit safer. Personally I'd just run the most stressful games you have, that's what I do on low end gear.

https://rog.asus.com/articles/news/realbench-v2-43-new-version-available-now/
https://mega.nz/#!ywAFDQQQ!hEQCeRXDKpHoeRYEaspux3ZA9Smx6tp8h0leb7ZHdJo
Ok, no more prime 95 then. I am not sure about the voltage, all I know is that it seems to be stable. I did not mess with the memory, or anything else other then the multiplier. Should I try to get 4 ghz on stock voltage? Or do you think I should bump it up a bit, and what should I bump up?
Here is my validation.

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Edited by Timbo-42 - 1/18/17 at 6:43am
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Alright, I set the multiplier to x20, just to find out. Everything ran fine, until I decided to play Crisis 3. I played for about ten minutes, before Crisis crashed, so I rebooted, and tried again, and it crashed in under five minutes. So I rebooted into bios, set the multiplier back to 19.5 and immediately went back into Crisis 3, and played for an hour and a half with no issues. I think I have found my systems ceiling, without adding voltage. Now for the big question....should I add voltage, or just be happy with 3.9 ghz for now? If I do add voltage, do I add it to the v core, and is the v-core called the cpu offset voltage on this board? Sorry for the stupid question, I'm just new to this, and I see nothing that refers to v-core.
Edited by Timbo-42 - 1/18/17 at 4:58pm
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