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Hi everyone. Needing some help overclocking my processor. This is my first AMD cpu, and loving it so far =D, the only problem is I have no idea how to overclock it, and I can't seem to find any overclocking guides (just reviews that have a snippet of how in them). I've tried raising the reference clock from 200 to 210, but it doesn't post, and that's all I've tried as I've got no clue how to work the bios 0.o, any help would be sweet as =D.
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I'd do some research on your set/processor before you start overclocking; it's good to know what u need to do before you try to do it .

The best bet for you is to check out your BIOS (most MOBOs have a whole section in their manuals about the BIOS) and get as learned up on it as possible so you don't kill your chip.

In any case, I have a 790GX board which is near identical to the 790FX and I'm able to run my 9850 at 2.990 Ghz with 230 FSB and 13x Multiplier (I upped my voltage a little, from 1.3V to 1.325V) and it's perfectly stable (I know it could get much higher - mine runs at 45C at MAX load, but I'm happy with what I got). Granted, you have a different (and X3) CPU, but that should give you a bit of a start on what your MOBO is capable of in regards to its OC potential.

Also, I might as well add since you're new to OCing that when you're overclocking, if you need to add voltage do it VERY slowly and make sure you have excellent cooling on your processor; even a voltage change of .125 can turn your CPU into dust if you're not paying attention. I highly suggest getting an aftermarket CPU cooler if you're considering substantial overclocking
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Oh, and in answer to your question about how to "work the bios", overclocking is basically a balancing act between FSB speed/CPU multiplier/CPU Voltage, where the CPU speed is determined by multiplying the FSB with the CPU multiplier (ex: 200 (FSB) X 10 (multiplier) = 2000 Mhz. Depending on the CPU, a modest overclock (10% or less) might not need any voltage increase (my 9850 ran up to 2.9ghz with stock voltage), but anything beyond certainly will: with heat buildup as the price.

Anyway, here's a beginners guide on the subject:
http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=1804

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oOSauerKrautOo, thanks, I had a read through them, but I was more after someone just giving me some setting to use and I would muck around from there. Also, I know the dangers of overclocking, I used to own a few Intel system which I had overclocked, but this is my first AMD build in a long time =).

Anyways, after a while of trial and error and seeing what did what, I finally got to 2.5!! I know its not much, but after not being able to lift the HTT Link even 4 without needing to clear CMOS I was happy =). After even more trial and error I was finally on to something and I got to here







Ive been testing it for 5 hours now, so I'll leave it going overnight. Dose everything look look alright?
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