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Phenom II x6 Auto OC with a 880Gm-e41?

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Not sure if safe or not, but since it literally negated every OC I put at it, I decided to slam the OC Genie option and it stuck it at 3.4GHz @ 1.44v.

I read somewhere on here that it's bad, but I will not accept under 3GHz for this CPU.

The RAM is Crucial running at 1600MHz.

The motherboard is a MSI 880GM-E41.
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The chip will be fine, but that motherboard may not be. It uses a 3+1 phase design. MSI are notorious for using lower qualty VRMs/phase design on their AM3 boards. For OCing Phenom ii chips, I would pick a motherboard which uses an 8 + 2 phase design.
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Well, should I really be worried? It bumped it from 2.8GHz @1.43 to 3.4GHz @1.44
Should I turn the voltage down a bit and try for 3GHz still?
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Yes, turn the voltage down. As I said - the CPU is fine with it but bad phase designs can lead to damage to the board. I recommend not overvolting on that board.
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Yessir!
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Anything lower than 1.416 and the BIOS shows red text saying "Not Recommended."

The stock is 1.43. I have it at 1.416 at 3GHz.
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EXCEPT, the voltages are jumping. What do?
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Here's some handy info for AM3 boards:

http://www.overclock.net/a/about-vrms-mosfets-motherboard-safety-with-high-tdp-processors
http://www.overclock.net/t/946407/amd-motherboards-vrm-info-database

In fact, here's your motherboard:



As you can see, it's only rated for 95W chips, not 125W chips like the Phenom ii x6, and has a high VRM failure rate. I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but you should take caution with this board.



Hmm. It's very strange that your BIOS is saying that, since if I recall correctly the Phenom ii x5 1050t has a stock voltage of around 1.3V. As for the jumping voltage, it should ramp up to whatever you set it in the BIOS when under load. When not under load, it will automatically reduce voltage and clock speed.
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Sooooo.... I'm ****ed with this board and this CPU is gonna kill it anyways xD
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Sooooo.... I'm ****ed with this board and this CPU is gonna kill it anyways xD

There is a fair chance things might go wrong, yes.

Out of interest - is this an old setup or have you recently bought it used?
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