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I recently over clocked my cpu to 3.6 GHz from stock 3.0 GHz.. 15x 240 MHz

And its been running quite fine.. but then it gets the blue error screen.. So here is my question, do I need to add more voltage so it can be stable at that clock rate ?

my PC specs are at the bottom.. So give me something to mess around with

now im running at 3.45 GHz 15x 230 MHz Stock voltage 1425v.. My ram is running at 1840 MHz.. stock voltage as well.

my timings are 9-9-9-24 .. I been reading that lowering your timings is better.. I have tried putting it to 8-8-8-24 running at 1600MHz.. it works.. But I dont really know what I'm doing.. Ha. But yeah I love trying new things, just to see what I get



Thanks to anyone the replies !!
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post #2 of 9
Give it about 1.5 and you should go pretty high. Just keep your temps under control.
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EDIT: Run prime95 for at least a few hours after you set the new OC to make sure it's stable.
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Well I tried testing if its stable with Amd Overdrive .. I leave it over night running for 7 hrs.. but it doesn't pass.. I'm not sure why it doesn't pass maybe it doesn't have enough voltage.. But I will try to set it up to 1.5.. and so far my pc temps are fine.. they dont go up above 40c

but I will give it a try bumping that V !

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Hi there people, I have a question regarding my ram timings.. Is it better to run 9-9-9-27 running at 1920MHz or run 7-8-8-20 running at 1600MHz

And also, my core is pretty stable i think it does not go beyond 40c.. on heavy load playing crysis for 3 hours.. adding voltage worked! I guess... should i push more if im not having any problems ?!?

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Propus/Rana cores nominally require more voltage than Deneb cores and/or Thuban cores. C2 revisions no matter what core will require lots of voltage.
7-8-8-20 at 1600Mhz should be more optimal for stability, for performance I'd say they're about level. I usually recommend 1600Mhz low timings kits over 2000 kits at CL9, mostly due to the CL9 making such high speed not really worth it.
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thanks for the info man + rep


my cpu wasn't stable at 3.6GHz.. so I just left it at 3.0GHz stock speed..


do you guys think this AMD Athlon x3 440 cpu is a bottle neck to my Graphics Card ? evga gtx 460 ? if it is, what would you guys recommend me to buy to increase performance.

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post #8 of 9
What about 3.5? What are your settings at? NB-CPU, NB voltages, NB/HT Multi? You can't just set it and forget it, you'll have to work and try different things to see if you can get it stable.

Your chip would be fine if you could overclock it. Even at stock it'll run most games fine, just depends on how they use your CPU. If you're new to overclocking read up. You can search this forum and search engines for tips and explanations. It's possible you may need a bios upgrade, or you'll find your board doesn't like certain things. Don't be lazy. You could find even getting a new chip won't overclock on your board, or with your memory. Who knows.

Lots to do before giving up.
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post #9 of 9
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You are right Horsemama!.. I didnt exactly gave up.. I actually read up some things online to help me out a bit.. I shouldn't been messing around with something not knowing how to do it properly.

Well I got my cpu stable at 3.51GHz on 1.5V.. mult. 15x 234MHz


ram timings and speed 8/8/8/20 running at 1560MHz


I ran prime95 for 8 hours with no problem with this speeds.. So I did something right if its stable.. very happy




I appreciated the help you guys gave me
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