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I am kind of new to overclocking and have just built my first custom PC, Specs

CPU - AMD 970 3.5GHz
Mother - M4A89TD Pro
GPU - Powercolor 6970
RAM - 8GB DDR3 XMS3 DHX 1333MHz
PSU - OCZ 600W
HS - Zalman CNPS9900
PC Case - XIGMATEK Asgard

I was just wondering if anyone could give me a little help on overclocking, i know as much as increasing the multipier but was unsure if i might be missing something...
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD 970 4.01GHz ASUS Crosshair IV Formula ASUS GTX 660 Ti DirectCU 8GB 4x2GB 1333MHz Cosair XMS3 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
1TB Samsung F3 Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit ASUS VG278H Microsoft Wireless Keyboard 3000 V2.0 
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Corsair TX 850 Cooler Master Elite  Razer Abyss Super Mario Face 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD 970 4.01GHz ASUS Crosshair IV Formula ASUS GTX 660 Ti DirectCU 8GB 4x2GB 1333MHz Cosair XMS3 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
1TB Samsung F3 Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit ASUS VG278H Microsoft Wireless Keyboard 3000 V2.0 
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Corsair TX 850 Cooler Master Elite  Razer Abyss Super Mario Face 
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post #2 of 6
It's easy. Is your CPU a black edition? If so then set the voltage at 1.5 and raise the multi until the final clock is 4000 or so. Then boot it up, run prime95 for an hour or so, if it's stable then increase the multi some more until it crashes in prime95. You can always add more voltage if you're feeling aggressive, but I don't know what cooling you have so I'm not sure.
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Intel Core i5 2500K P67 Professional AMD Radeon HD 6950 unlock NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 2gb 
RAMRAMHard DriveHard Drive
G.Skill Ripjaws G.Skill Ripjaws Intel X25-V Seagate Barracuda 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Goflex USB 3.0 24x DVD R/W DL Win7 Ultermate 64 Acer 20in 1600x900 
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Compaq 20in 1600x900 17in Dell 1280x1024 19in Gateway 1280x1024 Razer Blackwidow mech w/ cherry MX blues 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Kingwin LZ-750 HAF 932 + sound activated lights Logitech G500 Rosewill USB headset 
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Intel Core i5 2500K P67 Professional AMD Radeon HD 6950 unlock NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 2gb 
RAMRAMHard DriveHard Drive
G.Skill Ripjaws G.Skill Ripjaws Intel X25-V Seagate Barracuda 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Goflex USB 3.0 24x DVD R/W DL Win7 Ultermate 64 Acer 20in 1600x900 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Compaq 20in 1600x900 17in Dell 1280x1024 19in Gateway 1280x1024 Razer Blackwidow mech w/ cherry MX blues 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Kingwin LZ-750 HAF 932 + sound activated lights Logitech G500 Rosewill USB headset 
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post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thanks mate, will try that out and let you know what results i get, I'm using a Phenom II 970 3.5GHz Black Edition and a Zalman CNPS9900A LED heatsink.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD 970 4.01GHz ASUS Crosshair IV Formula ASUS GTX 660 Ti DirectCU 8GB 4x2GB 1333MHz Cosair XMS3 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
1TB Samsung F3 Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit ASUS VG278H Microsoft Wireless Keyboard 3000 V2.0 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair TX 850 Cooler Master Elite  Razer Abyss Super Mario Face 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD 970 4.01GHz ASUS Crosshair IV Formula ASUS GTX 660 Ti DirectCU 8GB 4x2GB 1333MHz Cosair XMS3 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
1TB Samsung F3 Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit ASUS VG278H Microsoft Wireless Keyboard 3000 V2.0 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair TX 850 Cooler Master Elite  Razer Abyss Super Mario Face 
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welcome to OCN!
   
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core 2 duo P8700@2.53GHz 2242CTO Intel X4500MHD 4gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
fujitsu 320gb dvd rom cd/rw Windows 7 Professional x64 15.4" 
PowerCaseMouse
Panasonic 6-cell + 65W AC adapter lenovo t500 Logitech MX518 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 760 evga p55 sli MSI gtx460 Hawk corsair dominator 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
kingston ssdnow hyper 212+ windows 7 professional sam syncmaster 
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Acer Razer Blackwidow ocz 650W coolermaster elite 335 
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core 2 duo P8700@2.53GHz 2242CTO Intel X4500MHD 4gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
fujitsu 320gb dvd rom cd/rw Windows 7 Professional x64 15.4" 
PowerCaseMouse
Panasonic 6-cell + 65W AC adapter lenovo t500 Logitech MX518 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 760 evga p55 sli MSI gtx460 Hawk corsair dominator 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
kingston ssdnow hyper 212+ windows 7 professional sam syncmaster 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer Razer Blackwidow ocz 650W coolermaster elite 335 
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Logitech MX518 
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post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
Hi there and thanks
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD 970 4.01GHz ASUS Crosshair IV Formula ASUS GTX 660 Ti DirectCU 8GB 4x2GB 1333MHz Cosair XMS3 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
1TB Samsung F3 Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit ASUS VG278H Microsoft Wireless Keyboard 3000 V2.0 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair TX 850 Cooler Master Elite  Razer Abyss Super Mario Face 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD 970 4.01GHz ASUS Crosshair IV Formula ASUS GTX 660 Ti DirectCU 8GB 4x2GB 1333MHz Cosair XMS3 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
1TB Samsung F3 Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit ASUS VG278H Microsoft Wireless Keyboard 3000 V2.0 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair TX 850 Cooler Master Elite  Razer Abyss Super Mario Face 
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post #6 of 6
welcome to the OCN forums,and start a new thread in the amd section for help on your overclock.
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AMD Athlon X4 870K @ 4.60 ASUS A68HM-Plus FM2+ MSI GeForce GTX 970 OC Crucial Ballistix Sports (8GB.) (DDR3-1600) 
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SanDisk SSD Plus 240GB. Toshiba (500GB.) Hitachi Deskstar (500GB.) WD Ultra Passport 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung DVD Burner 24X SH-224DB/BEBE Cooler Master Hyper T4 Windows 10 Pro x64 Samsung S23A350H 23" 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G105 Gaming Keyboard CORSAIR CX series CX600M 600W Thermaltake V3 Black Edition Logitech G300s Gaming Mouse 
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AMD Athlon X4 870K @ 4.60 ASUS A68HM-Plus FM2+ MSI GeForce GTX 970 OC Crucial Ballistix Sports (8GB.) (DDR3-1600) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
SanDisk SSD Plus 240GB. Toshiba (500GB.) Hitachi Deskstar (500GB.) WD Ultra Passport 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung DVD Burner 24X SH-224DB/BEBE Cooler Master Hyper T4 Windows 10 Pro x64 Samsung S23A350H 23" 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G105 Gaming Keyboard CORSAIR CX series CX600M 600W Thermaltake V3 Black Edition Logitech G300s Gaming Mouse 
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ASUS DG 5.1 DD 
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