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HELP!!! Overclocking AMD Phenon II x2 555 CPU!!!

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Completley new to overcocking and i just built my computer. It has a Biostar TA890GXB HD motherboard and i can't change my multiplier because it is locked. The processor it supposed to clock at 3.2Ghz but it clocks at only .8!!!!(according to AMD overdrive) I don't have a clue what to do. Please help.
    
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Are you saying that the processor is clocked at .8 Ghz? The multiplier on that CPU shouldn't be locked, its a Black Edition. Can you give us a screenshot of your AMD Overdrive window?
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I will get a screenshot right now
    
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Here it is...
    
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status monitor of my CPU
    
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post #6 of 12
cool and quiet downclocks to 4x on the multi (4x 200 = 800mhz) when the cpu isn't stressed. put the cpu under load and it should clock up to whatever you have the multi set to.

for overclocking go into bios and you can change the multiplier. it is better to overclock in bios.
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post #7 of 12
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the only problem is that my multiplier is locked in the bios..
    
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post #8 of 12
Hey and welcome to OCN:)

If U could fill in ur sig rig spesificatiions in user cp it would be nice.

About Ur problem: It sounds like U have cnq on in bios. disable this and c1e in bios. U shoukld also check if Ur windows is set to performance mode.

Regarding ocìng. U will need to raise Ur fsb with amounts of 5 and then check for stability with prime 95 or an equal test app. Here is an guide on how to do:)

http://www.overclock.net/amd-general/525113-phenom-ii-overclocking-guide.html

Please let us know how it goes and good luck.
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post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by BrnxBmrsKid2;11754092 
the only problem is that my multiplier is locked in the bios..

lolz it shouldn't be, it's a black edition.

who uses AMD Overdrive....
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post #10 of 12
Check the P-state settings in the BIOS.
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