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This is a guide you should read first.
http://www.overclock.net/amd-general...ing-guide.html

Download OCCT and Orthos for testing.
http://www.ocbase.com/perestroika_en/index.php?Download
http://www.overclock.net/downloads/138142-orthos.html

You have a Brisbane core so 1.55 vcore or under is ok and 55c full load (while testing) or lower is good.
Disable Cool & Quiet in BIOS

Install AMD dual core optimizer
http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/...l?redir=COGA02

How big of a OC are you looking for?

Let me know if you have any questions after read the guide.
Thanks for the help and tips James. As for as OC goes I just want to get as high as I can get at a stable setting. But before I try to overclock any further I want to get me a better PS - 550-600. I think this would help out a lot.
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Hey micah, I would suggest against using the dynamic overclock feature and set your config manually.

From my experience, 3.0GHz should be easily obtainable.

250 x 12 = 3000 with stock memory divider of 6 resulting in a ram speed of 1000MHz
you could try setting the memory speed to 667 which should set your ram under 800mhz (around 750 or so?)

I also noticed during my OC tests that I had to up the
CPU voltage to 1.42 (for 3.2GHz) and
NB voltage is at 1.5 with
SB at 1.5 as well.

one other thing to keep track of is the HT speed. You may have to reduce the multi in order to keep the HT around 1000 (although not completely necessary).
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post #13 of 17
Yea you want to use the BIOS for any OC'ing
Get this PSU instead of that coolermaster its much better and has more power on the 12v and is cheaper.
Corsair VX550
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post #14 of 17
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Well guys, I've tried changing the FSB, CPU Multiplier and voltage, DDR speed and voltage, and even the memory timings, but I can't get above 3.0GHz. I think I'm going to stick with the dynamic overclocking. I've spent a lot of money on my system and I just don't want to take a chance of damaging my system. I'm just really cautious. That's why I went with MSI's MB and graphics card. Plus I do use my PC a lot so I don't won't to run it at 3.0 GHz all the time when I don't need to. With the dynamic overclocking I just enable it on the fly and not worry about it.

As for as PS I will go ahead and get the Coolermaster 600W.

I do respect your guys' advice. I guess, like I said before, I just want to be careful not to damage my PC. I've mostly used the Coolermaster PS and I've been happy with their quality and performance.

The most I can get my CPU and memory to OC to using the dynamic overclocking is at a stable 2.9 GHz using the OCCT and Orthos utilties, which I know you guys are thinking, that can't be right. This is still 300MHz faster than what it was and I am happy with that. It does make a difference in the performance of my games. Once I get the new PS I should be able to go higher than that....to at least 3.0-3.1GHz, which, again, I am certainly happy with.

Believe it or not this site has been very helpful. If it wasn't for this site I wouldn't have found the OCCT and Orthos utilities, as well as finding out that I need to turn off the AMD Cool and Quiet technology, among other things.

Well, I'm going to shut up for now...I've said enough here.
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3.0 is a nice solid overclock. what is the final configuration you decided on to reach 3.0? Multi? Voltage? DDR speed and timings?

I found 3.0 GHz to be easily obtainable but going above requires a decent amount of voltage. At 3.2GHz, cpuz shows my voltage at 1.465 and it's set to a max 1.565 in the bios. This is what's limiting my overclock, but regardless 3.0 is a nice solid OC.

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I suspect you may find better results with a more powerful PS.
    
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3.0 is a nice solid overclock. what is the final configuration you decided on to reach 3.0? Multi? Voltage? DDR speed and timings?

I found 3.0 GHz to be easily obtainable but going above requires a decent amount of voltage. At 3.2GHz, cpuz shows my voltage at 1.465 and it's set to a max 1.565 in the bios. This is what's limiting my overclock, but regardless 3.0 is a nice solid OC.

Enjoy
Thanks; as for reaching the 2.9-3.0 clock I just used MSI's Dynamic Overclocking so I'm guessing like you said that this is a nice OC to start out with. MSI's DOT is supposed to adjust the voltage and everything else. The max voltage I could set in the BIOS without it locking up and without using the Dynamic Overclockng was either 1.35v or 1.40v. I think, like the Duke said, getting a better PS should help.
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