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AMD Phenom II x4 965 - Stock settings?

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Hi all, I just needed to clarify some confusion.

I have an AMD Phenom II x4 965 processor that I recently just installed. According to CPU-Z, my multiplier is only at x 4.0. My friend told me it should be higher than that. I tried to google and saw a review with a screenshot from CPU-Z at x 17.

Can anyone let me know the stock multiplier?
Edited by Ryyy - 1/9/11 at 8:37pm
post #2 of 13
Stock should be at 17. I'm not positive, but I believe Cool n Quiet could be giving you the problem. I believe that Cool n Quiet slows the processor when it is not is use by lowering the multiplier. Try defragging while you are running CPU-Z. This should cause the multiplier to show it's maximum setting, hopefully being 17.
Edited by sbdblyss - 1/9/11 at 8:46pm
post #3 of 13
yea the stockis (x17) on that chip, go in bios and turn off cool n quiet or run folding@home to test it out http://folding.stanford.edu/ good luck
post #4 of 13
fsb should be 200, with multiplier x17

run prime95 or superpi and watch cpuz, it will bump the multi up again
post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys for the fast response. One quick question though if any of you have the time.

I'm fairly new to overclocking, still reading a bunch of guides. With my black edition, for experimenting and wanting to do a small / medium overclock, all I would need to do is change the mutiplier right? Like from x17 to x18? I went into my BIOS earlier but could not find the category that states multiplier. Can anyone clarify where I should look?
post #6 of 13
that mobo doesnt have heatsinks on the mosfets, or 8pin power connector
i wouldnt try to clock it up much or at all
that 125w cpu is its limit

setting is in bios, it should be in advanced tab

cpu ratio, bring it up .5 at a time and check stability/temps
cpuz/hwmonitor/prime95

good luck
post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by ffejrxx;11956240 
that mobo doesnt have heatsinks on the mosfets, or 8pin power connector
i wouldnt try to clock it up much or at all
that 125w cpu is its limit

setting is in bios, it should be in advanced tab

cpu ratio, bring it up .5 at a time and check stability/temps
cpuz/hwmonitor/prime95

good luck

Agreed. Small overclock gains are pretty dismal anyway.
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
128GB SSD 1 TB Samsung 7200rpm LG 22X DVD Burner Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit AOC LED and HP LCD Leopold 200FCR Black OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ600MXSP 
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post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 
So would it be better to buy another mobo or is there a solution to this? I really don't want to buy another mobo but I did get this one for free. Any suggestions?
Edited by Ryyy - 1/9/11 at 9:31pm
post #9 of 13
The board can handle the overclocking, but you have to take the correct precautions. You can add heatsinks to the board, but we can get into that later. What cooling do you currently have (other than CPU)?
post #10 of 13
iv heard lots of good about asus crosshair boards
they are spendy, $200+

good middle of the roads will be $100+
look for something with heatsinks on mosfets
and 8pin power connector near them

id go for something like this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131636
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