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Aye aye, captain.
What speed's you hoping to achieve?
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What speed's you hoping to achieve?
3.5-3.6 would be nice. Not planning on 3.7 and above as I'm on air lol.
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The 955BE is an excellent CPU to break into overclocking with. You need to pair it up with a board that also has these type of credentials.Some would profess that you should not be restricted in doing anything else you want with your PC while it is stress testing (or running a stressful application while at a high overclock). My 955BE worked and passed all the stress tests at 4.0 but since I wanted a bit of "padding" I dropped it to 3.8 for a "daily driver" setting. More volts is the answer for the 955. Yes it is true "crashes" while getting familiar with just what can happen (and how to recover from) with a bad OC can be a bit "heart stopping", part of the fun.
It's always nice to have a little 'padding'

Yeah, i agree. Motherboard wasn't the best choice but then matx on am3 isn't something to write home about, and it was my first purchase.

Thinking of upgrading from this
http://www.lambda-tek.com/components...prodID=B467673
to this
http://www.lambda-tek.com/components...prodID=B283472 - best matx am3 i can find. It is gaming series/military class components etc so it can't be too bad. Unless i'm missing another quality board thats out there.
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Nice Get a thread up later on here and we can rate it
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whats the point of oc'ing that phenom 955? its stock speed should suffice for your apps anyways.. i doubt you'd see real world performance unless you are benchmarking for sheer numbers (which is overrated)
My stock performance is about 40 GFLOPS. At 3.78GHz I get right around 49.5-50.0 GFLOPS. It makes a heck of a difference for CFD, long MATLAB programs, and folding.
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Have you got the 8 pin plugged in or just 4. Because if there's just 4 plugged in, that would affect your OC also
My PSU gives me two 4 pin connectors, but my mobo only takes one. Could this be what's limiting me in getting past 3.8 on my C2?
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My stock performance is about 40 GFLOPS. At 3.78GHz I get right around 49.5-50.0 GFLOPS. It makes a heck of a difference for CFD, long MATLAB programs, and folding.

My PSU gives me two 4 pin connectors, but my mobo only takes one. Could this be what's limiting me in getting past 3.8 on my C2?
C2's are harder to overclock against the newer C3 revision's, you would just have to push a little more extra voltage into her and hope for the best

And with the mobo, it shouldn't limit you much, but it might limit you on overvolting your CPU too high, the 2 ATX powercable's are mainly meant to help with overclocking if you know what I mean.
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long as you don't jump in voltages and you progressively increase them trying to find the sweet spot for your system your golden!
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