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I recently bought the AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache. This is my first multi-core processor, my first AMD processor, my first time OCing and my first time posting on this forum. That being said, it is safe to say I am a n00b. I just need some getting off my feet, such as what programs to use and what not to do so I do not fry my CPU. Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you.
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Well, first off, do you have an aftermarket cooler? Or are you still on stock cooling? If so, you might want to buy a Coolermaster Hyper 212+. They give great cooling for its price at ~$30.

For programs, Prime95 and OCCT are good programs to stress the CPU to test stability. Speedfan, CPU-Z, Everest, HWMonitor and good programs for information and tempteratures.

If won't be very hard and you'll pick this up pretty quickly after a few tries. Probably the best way for you to start is overclocking using the multiplier. For your CPU, I think the FSB X Multi is 200 x 14. All you need to do is go to the BIOS and find where the Multiplier is, and change it from Auto to a manual value. To start off with, go up in .5, so you next multiplier should be 14.5 x 200. Then run a stability test for 15-30 minutes before going up again. At some point you will need to increase voltages (Vcore).

You should also read these for a general idea for overclocking:
http://www.overclock.net/amd-general...are-tools.html
http://www.overclock.net/amd-general...l-threads.html
Edited by Roger117 - 1/10/11 at 7:01pm
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stock cooling's fine for 3.7 ghz. i got a h50 to get to 4

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I'm currently sitting on stock cooler but prior to reading your replies I was not sure if an aftermarket cooler was necessary. I would like to reach 4.0ghz. Should I use coolermaster 212 or h50? What one is the safer, better bet?

This is my mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...tent-_-text-_-

What one would fit better?
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the hyper 212 as stated good for price but wont necessarily get you to 4Ghz,

You could also consider high end air cooling like Noctua D14 or thermaltake silver arrow which get 4Ghz+.

H50 would get you there too and be way safer, a 4Ghz overclock on a hyper would idle/load pretty high I can imagine.
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The products will state what brackets come with them, any of those will fit Im sure.
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I recently bought the AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache. This is my first multi-core processor, my first AMD processor, my first time OCing and my first time posting on this forum. That being said, it is safe to say I am a n00b. I just need some getting off my feet, such as what programs to use and what not to do so I do not fry my CPU. Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you.
fill out your specs. and give us a screen hot of your temps on load.
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I apologize for taking so long to reply. Here is a screenshot of my cpu and computer specs.

http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/6817/cpum.png

How do I unlock all 6 cores and overclock? Thanks.
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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.
6) Keep memory close or under to stock speed.
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Thank you but where would I find all this info at? The BIOS?
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