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IT WORKED! thanks alot guys!! (= Saved me around 120$ =.='
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yea if i'm not mistaken it's pretty damn hard to kill a chip
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IT WORKED! thanks alot guys!! (= Saved me around 120$ =.='
It's an integral step to know how to do when overclocking (clearing CMOS), and there was literally almost no chance you fried your chip or motherboard.

And with your CPU cooler it would be almost impossible to kill an AM3 chip with anything less than 1.55 volts. I would say 1.6 likely. Shoot, look at mine - I'm running 1.5volts between 16-24 hours a day (I turn off at nights sometimes) and I'm perfectly fine. The standard seems to be with Load temps below 55degrees and exactly or less than 1.5 volts will be PERFECT for 24/7 operation.

You will have that overclocked in no time ... make sure your get your Northbridge overclocked to at least around 2600mhz. With your RAM timings you'll be screaming along in the sweet spot of RAM/NB performance. If you can get your NB up higher on less than 1.4 volts then go nuts, it's all gravy from there and the NB gives a much larger real world performance boost, including most notably much higher minimum FPS in gaming (less spikes that drop down low, thus less perceptible "lag").
Edited by willibj - 1/10/11 at 8:14pm
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Glad to help, enjoy! Not to mention, OCN is the most helpful PC forum on the net. Period.
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Glad to help, enjoy! Not to mention, OCN is the most helpful PC forum on the net. Period.
^^ This - years of trawling has confirmed this. The best help, most knowledge and most exotic systems exist on this forum.

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Never killed that chip
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