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I've been an Intel guy for a long while now, and took a switch over to a Phenom II X4 920.

I really need some help OCing this chip. I have been reading up on google for hours and still haven't been able to get a decent OC out of this chip. Anything above 220mhz FSB fails to boot.

I'm ripping my hair out at this point. I don't want any "LMGTFY" links or guides to overclocking, all I really want to know are what voltages and frequencies I should put in my BIOS.

I have the X4 920 CPU and four sticks of this RAM. I also have a DFI 790FX mobo if that helps any.

Thank you in advance for anyone who helps me out.

Here's a pic of my BIOS voltage and settings screens.



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this will help:http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu...g_3.html#sect0
anther guide here:http://www.extremeoverclocking.com/r...940_920_1.html
this too:http://www.techreaction.net/2010/10/...locking-guide/
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According to your sig rig, you have a GAYsus 790FX, not a DFI . And I've never known a DFI board to have a BIOS that looks like that on the voltage screen. The M2RS doesn't have CPU-NB voltage, and the M2RSH has CPU-NB voltage, but its in hex format. So that's not a DFI 790FX board.

Otherwise though, you need to make sure your HT Link is around stock of 2000 (by lowering the multi on it). Up your CPU-NB voltage slightly (say 1.30v for now), and make sure your RAM is as close to stock speed as possible.
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According to your sig rig, you have a GAYsus 790FX, not a DFI . And I've never known a DFI board to have a BIOS that looks like that on the voltage screen. The M2RS doesn't have CPU-NB voltage, and the M2RSH has CPU-NB voltage, but its in hex format. So that's not a DFI 790FX board.

Otherwise though, you need to make sure your HT Link is around stock of 2000 (by lowering the multi on it). Up your CPU-NB voltage slightly (say 1.30v for now), and make sure your RAM is as close to stock speed as possible.
Thanks for your advice. I have a 790FX-M2R. The sig rig is just a joke

I shouldn't adjust the NB core or anything else?

Also, it's strange, I don't have an HT link multiplier, but I do have an HT link frequency. It only goes up to 1.8ghz though.
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Thanks for your advice. I have a 790FX-M2R. The sig rig is just a joke

I shouldn't adjust the NB core or anything else?

Also, it's strange, I don't have an HT link multiplier, but I do have an HT link frequency. It only goes up to 1.8ghz though.
How do you have CPU-NB voltage then?

Anyway, yeah the HT Link Frequency is your multiplier. 1800Mhz = 9x. Stock is 2000Mhz or 10x.

The trick is, to keep your HT Link as close to stock after the overclock as possible. 1800-2100MHz is generally considered okay. Your NB frequency should be as high as possible, but AFTER you get your CPU clocked up there. Getting past 2200-2400Mhz on the NB will require more CPU-NB voltage.

Keep your RAM on a divider if you need to. Again, keep it as close to stock (or less) as possible, to rule it out as a problem. Unganged is better than ganged.
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Well I'm not sure I mean, I'm positive I have the M2R. And I the Genie BIOS is unique to DFI I believe

But I did what you said....I think...

I have an updated photo of my BIOS. Would you be able to tell me if anything should be changed?


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If your RAM is 533 stock, lower it to 400. This should help you get up as high as 266 reference clock . Otherwise, looks fine. Maybe put your NB clock to 10x though, seeing as you have CPU-NB voltage options . I can run up to 2500 NB on stock 1.175v on my NB.

Put your regular NB, SB, and the other volts back to their stock spots though. You shouldn't need those till you get past 300 reference clock or better.
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Just for shiggles, try the following settings:

250 reference clock
14x CPU Multi
10x NB multi (or 9x)
8x HT Link (or 7x) (1600 or 1400)
DDR 400 divider UNGANGED mode (set stock timings manually)
1.42-1.44v CPU
1.30v CPU-NB
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