Overclock.net › Forums › AMD › AMD - General › Just Finished My AMD Phenom Build (Need Help With Overclocking)
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Just Finished My AMD Phenom Build (Need Help With Overclocking)

post #1 of 3
Thread Starter 
Ok well I just finished my AMD Phenom build and all I can say but it has been a long go at things but its finally done .

I will post some pictures and more info and back story to it but I am in a bit of a hurry right now so I will just get straight to the chase.
Well my CPU is not a black edition so my multiplier is stuck at 12 max so I have managed to overclock it to a max of 3.3 right now that being the most stable clock I can get (Oh almost forgot my CPU model is AMD Phenom 2 X4 900e)
Also damric if you check this post again I do not believe I am anywhere close to a dragon rig so do you have any rational overclocking pdf's?

I will be posting BIOS pictures and temps and so on later today. Thanks Guys These Forums Are Quite Nice.

(EDIT)

Welcome back Thanks damric for pointing me in the right direction and to answer your question as to why I decided to use this particular chip is because this is more of a budget build than any else so to save a little cash later on to buy a decent Nvidia card I decided to use a lower caliber chip to save on the total price of my PSU (Being the X6's are costly and draw quite a large amount of energy not to mention the tremendous amount of heat produced (And water cooling is not on my horizon right now) So with that in mind guys yeah my computer is not exactly Metro 2033 max settings sort of thing.

And for the pictures I promised you guys will have to wait until tomarow my camera needs desperate charging.

Thanks Again!
Edited by Star13MODZZ - 12/30/10 at 4:24pm
The Trouble Maker
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom 2 X4 900e 3.3Ghz Gigabyte GA-880GMA-UD2H N460GTX Cyclone 768D5 890MHz DDR3 4GB Kingston 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1 TB Hitachi 7200 RPM LG Super Multi Drive Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium 24 Inch HP L2445m 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Lycosa Mirror 600 Watt Rocket Fish Antec Dark-Fleet - 30 Razer Lachesyis 3G 
Mouse Pad
Fellowes Padded Wrist Pad 
  hide details  
Reply
The Trouble Maker
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom 2 X4 900e 3.3Ghz Gigabyte GA-880GMA-UD2H N460GTX Cyclone 768D5 890MHz DDR3 4GB Kingston 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1 TB Hitachi 7200 RPM LG Super Multi Drive Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium 24 Inch HP L2445m 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Lycosa Mirror 600 Watt Rocket Fish Antec Dark-Fleet - 30 Razer Lachesyis 3G 
Mouse Pad
Fellowes Padded Wrist Pad 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 3
The "e" chips are usually sold at a premium because they are binned for low power (undervolt very low). Overclocking them can be a mixed bag, so I can't say whether you are going to top out at 3.4GHZ or hit 4GHZ.

I'm curious as to where you even found this particular chip, and why you chose this one since you want to overclock it.

Before you begin, locate your RESET CMOS on your motherboard.

I'd start by printing the pdf in my signature and referencing it to your BIOS.

Start with your CPU reference clock. Obviously you will need to do an HT overclock since your multi is locked at x12. In order to facilitate that, you will need to drop all of your other multi's and ram divider to open up some room for your CPU frequency. After you find your highest stable CPU clock, then you can move on to other components (memory controller, RAM, GPU, ect).

There are 4 main steps to overclocking, and all are equally important:

1) Tuning: Adjusting clocks and volts. I reccomend you use your BIOS (although advanced users sometimes tune on-the-fly using software)

2) Benchmarking: using a software to see how much your overclock increased your performance.

3) Stability Testing: using a software to put 100% load on your component to see if your clock causes a crash (which sends you back to step 1).

4) Monitoring: Using a software to analyze your idle and load temperatures, voltages, and chip workloads.

AMD Overdrive is kind of an all-in-one software for all 4 steps, but there are much better individual programs available.

If your system fails to boot up at any point, RESET CMOS.
Light Gamer #1
(12 items)
 
Light Gamer #2
(10 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i3-6100 ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming K4/D3 MSI r7850 TFIII OC MSI r7850 TFIII OC 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
G,Skill TridentX OCZ Vector 150 TPC-612 Windows 10 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G105 Rosewill Capstone 550M HAF XB M570 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon 860K MSI A88X-G45 MSI GTX 460 G.Skill RipjawsZ 
Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
PNY Optima Hyper T4 Windows 10 Devastator 2 
PowerCase
Rosewill Valens DIYPC Ranger-R4-R 
  hide details  
Reply
Light Gamer #1
(12 items)
 
Light Gamer #2
(10 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i3-6100 ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming K4/D3 MSI r7850 TFIII OC MSI r7850 TFIII OC 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
G,Skill TridentX OCZ Vector 150 TPC-612 Windows 10 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G105 Rosewill Capstone 550M HAF XB M570 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon 860K MSI A88X-G45 MSI GTX 460 G.Skill RipjawsZ 
Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
PNY Optima Hyper T4 Windows 10 Devastator 2 
PowerCase
Rosewill Valens DIYPC Ranger-R4-R 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 3
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.
6) Keep memory close or under to stock speed.
HTPC
(11 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
AMD A-3870K AsRock A75 Pro (FM1) HyperX DDR3 1866 8 GB SAMSUNG 830 256gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
SAMSUNG EcoGreen F4 2TB Plextor Black Blu-ray Burner Phenom II X4 stock Cooler Windows 10 
MonitorPowerCase
LG M2762D-PM Glossy Black 27" 5ms (1920x1080) Antec HG 900 Gerenic ATX Case 
  hide details  
Reply
HTPC
(11 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
AMD A-3870K AsRock A75 Pro (FM1) HyperX DDR3 1866 8 GB SAMSUNG 830 256gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
SAMSUNG EcoGreen F4 2TB Plextor Black Blu-ray Burner Phenom II X4 stock Cooler Windows 10 
MonitorPowerCase
LG M2762D-PM Glossy Black 27" 5ms (1920x1080) Antec HG 900 Gerenic ATX Case 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: AMD - General
Overclock.net › Forums › AMD › AMD - General › Just Finished My AMD Phenom Build (Need Help With Overclocking)