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Hey Guys, So for the past few days, I've been trying to overclock my phenom x3 8450, but this is happening:

I cant seem to get it pass 2.3GHz. ( FSB = 230, Multiplier = 10 ) If I try 240 as the FSB I get:

" Warning! Now system is in Safe Mode.
Please re-setting Frequency in the CMOS Setup
POST error Occurs!"

Then I have a few options to select a profile, like "default" , "Last Known configuration" etc.. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in Advance!
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Phenom's are crappy overclockers.

It is likely that you cannot go higher

Try more voltage, 65nm chips are like tanks, your safe until like 1.5
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The original Phenoms overclocked horribly.
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Yea the original PI chips were terrible. PII it much better. I wouldn't expect much if of an overclock. Sorry.
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Ill come round tomorrow and see what I can do
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Originally Posted by Jesse^_^ View Post
Ill come round tomorrow and see what I can do
Sounds Good, Although today would be better haha
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**** I always do it at 2am in the morning lol
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hmm.. try to downclock your rams. it should still be possible to hit ~2.5ghz
     
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Quote:
Originally Posted by terence52 View Post
hmm.. try to downclock your rams. it should still be possible to hit ~2.5ghz
This, the original phenoms might not have been very good overclockers but it should still be able to hit 2.5Ghz no problem. It's normally trying to break 2.8-3Ghz thats an issue with them.
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