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I've been messing around with my clock speed recently and I think I can't get 3.8ghz stable because of the voltage I'm putting into it, I don't want too much as I'm on the stock cooler (for now).
  1. When do I need to up the Northbridge voltage?
  2. When do I need to up the Southbridge voltage?
  3. When do I need to up the CPU-NB voltage?
  4. When do I need to up the DDR3/DIMM voltage?
  5. When do I need to up the CPU voltage?

When my system can not get stable what steps do I need to go through? e.g. How will I know in BIOS if the RAM is going to cause an issue (1099mhz instead of 1033mhz for example?).

I know the basic steps but I want to be more professional about overclocking and want to learn more .

Thanks for any help
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post #2 of 7
1.) Never

2.) Never

3.) If you are using your HT Clock (Base Clock/BSCLCK/FSB) to overclock, then you will usually have to increase it when you get over 2400mhz Northbridge Frequency. Your max voltage for this is 1.55v

4.) Almost never, most DDR3 sticks don't need to go over 1.75v max, but most do just fine on 1.65v

5.) CPU Voltage is whenever you hit a wall, its different for every CPU. Max again, is 1.55v

Also, make sure to keep your load temps around 55*C. Your max is 63*C. But after 55*C is where most overclocks fail.
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post #3 of 7
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1.) Never

2.) Never

3.) If you are using your HT Clock (Base Clock/BSCLCK/FSB) to overclock, then you will usually have to increase it when you get over 2400mhz Northbridge Frequency. Your max voltage for this is 1.55v

4.) Almost never, most DDR3 sticks don't need to go over 1.75v max, but most do just fine on 1.65v

5.) CPU Voltage is whenever you hit a wall, its different for every CPU. Max again, is 1.55v

Also, make sure to keep your load temps around 55*C. Your max is 63*C. But after 55*C is where most overclocks fail.
Thanks alot for the help

I thought my maximum temp was 70c? I'll be keeping at stock until my IFX-14 gets here

Thanks again Tator
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post #4 of 7
No problem man.

And no, max is 63*C so says the mighty AMD.
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post #5 of 7
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No problem man.

And no, max is 63*C so says the mighty AMD.
Are you sure? I just checked again and it says 70c.
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Are you sure? I just checked again and it says 70c.
At 70*C they usually fail out overclock wise. And sometimes have issues at stock.
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post #7 of 7
Hello I would like to help me make a overclock amd apu c a-70 1 GHz. I give a slight improvement of speed.
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