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Hi all,
Ok I have built a new machine and I would like to OC this a bit. I am at 3.5Ghz stock speed as of now. 33c as I post this.
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What I need to know "is I am new to the AMD world" and I need to learn the were to tweak, and what to tweak in my BIOS. I don't know if I want to push 4Ghz yet but would like to know how to step it up to 3.8 - 3.9 area for starters.

Any Help is grateful. This is a nice rig...

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Ok. Here the breakdown on that you need to know for ocing any athlon II and phenom II cpu on air.
1) Max cpu voltage is 1.55v.
2) Keep temp under 55c.
3) NB frequency take it as high as you can take it and stable.
4) CPU/NB voltage max 1.45v. This the voltage for NB Frequency.
5) Keep HT around 2000.
Need anymore help PM me. I have an 970 BE on ASUS M4A89TD PRO which is about the same as your mobo. For my back up rig.
Edited by dixson01974 - 12/24/10 at 9:50pm
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ok I got that on paper. Now what do I tweak to up my CPU speed. is there a multipier like the intels mobo's?
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ok I got that on paper. Now what do I tweak to up my CPU speed. is there a multipier like the intels mobo's?
Yes use the multiplier first... tune with fsb clock after.

Find a balance between multiplier x fsb. Try not to overclock your ram until you get your cpu stable.
    
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ok I got that on paper. Now what do I tweak to up my CPU speed. is there a multipier like the intels mobo's?
On an AMD Black Edtion mean it in completely unlocks everything. So you can oc by the multipier or the FSB.
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Ok. Here the breakdown on that you need to know for ocing any athlon II and phenom II cpu on air.
1) Max cpu voltage is 1.55v.
2) Keep temp under 55c.
3) NB frequency take it as high as you can take it and stable.
4) CPU/NB voltage max 1.45v. This the voltage for NB Frequency.
5) Keep HT around 2000.
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This guy knows his stuff +1
    
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This guy knows his stuff +1
Thanx MrTOOSHORT. You are the first person that said that about me. Most people look at my avatar and thinks this guy don't know jack about ocing on AMD.
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OK thx guys. This gives me a place to start.. Let me know if there is anything else, on tweakings.

Cheers!
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Thanx MrTOOSHORT. You are the first person that said that about me. Most people look at my avatar and thinks this guy don't know jack about ocing on AMD.
Excellent timings on your ecos also!
    
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Set your NB fquency to x13 (2600). Set CPU/NB voltage to 1.3v. Then start oc the cpu by the multipier. To this way you know the max speed of the cpu before you mess around with the FSB.
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