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Help w/ OCing New AMD System

post #1 of 5
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After spending weeks researching, I finally bought all the components for my new system. I plan on OCing anything and everything possible, the only problem is I've never OC'd anything in my life. I've seen other people make similar requests for help and get responses, so why not give it a shot myself?

The specs are in my system info, but here's the very basic rundown, just in case:


AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition
Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5
G.SKILL PI 1600 (F3-12800CL6D-4GBPI) 8GB (4x2GB)


My graphics card is a PNY XLR8 GTS 250 that I've had for about 18 months, but I plan to upgrade to something better within the next few weeks. Still haven't decided if I want to stick with NVIDIA or switch to ATI....but that's another topic for another thread.

Any help OCing my new CPU and memory would be MUCH appreciated. I'm hoping someone will have the same specs as me and can give me some numbers to start with.
Tripendicular
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 PNY XLR8 GTS 250 8GB (4x2GB) G.SKILL PI 1600 (F3-12800CL6D-4GBPI) 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Professional x64 Samsung XL2370 Corsair 850HX Corsair 600T 
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Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 PNY XLR8 GTS 250 8GB (4x2GB) G.SKILL PI 1600 (F3-12800CL6D-4GBPI) 
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Windows 7 Professional x64 Samsung XL2370 Corsair 850HX Corsair 600T 
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post #2 of 5
I can help you out, what kind of Oc are you looking for? Max or moderate staying safe? Also for the current price of a 5870 on the egg, $219 thats a great card to pick up, or a 6870 (little less powerful). not pushing ati/amd I just don't know much about the greens.
Robit
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Phenom II X6 1090t ASUS Crosshair IV Formula MSI 6870 G.Skill Ripjaws 4GB DDR3 @ 1800mhz 
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OCZ Agility 60GB, WD Caviar Black 1TB ASUS Black 2MB Cache DVD Burner Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Logitech G15 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSKeyboard
OCZ Agility 60GB, WD Caviar Black 1TB ASUS Black 2MB Cache DVD Burner Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Logitech G15 
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Kingwin Lazer 1000W Modular 80 Plus Active PFC Cooler Master Storm Scout Razer Copperhead / Microsoft Siderwinder 
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There are various threads on this site, you might want to read through them so you have a idea what and WHY your doing this or that. Also check out the easy tune program that came with your board. You could use it to do some experiments to get a idea what changes when you over-clock your processor with multi or fsb or both. When you use your FSB your memory speed will change so have to set it in your bios lower than 1600. Upping your FSB will then raise your memory speed. Just don't get it too far over 1600, if that is what your memory is rated at. Try to only overclock 1 thing at a time so you know what caused it to crash, when it does crash.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Crosshair III Formula Radeon HD 5850 x2 Mushkin 1600 7-9-7-24 
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128GB Plextor ssd 500 GB WD Lite-ON multi-drive Corsair H100 
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Windows 7 Ultimate 28" Hanns-G G110 Corsair HX850w 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
128GB Plextor ssd 500 GB WD Lite-ON multi-drive Corsair H100 
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Windows 7 Ultimate 28" Hanns-G G110 Corsair HX850w 
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Even though somebody has the same board and processor, doesn't mean that their voltages and settings will work for you. Use them as a guide to get you close to where you want to be.
Ronin
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Crosshair III Formula Radeon HD 5850 x2 Mushkin 1600 7-9-7-24 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
128GB Plextor ssd 500 GB WD Lite-ON multi-drive Corsair H100 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate 28" Hanns-G G110 Corsair HX850w 
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HAF 932 G500 X Trac pad Steelseries 
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AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Crosshair III Formula Radeon HD 5850 x2 Mushkin 1600 7-9-7-24 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
128GB Plextor ssd 500 GB WD Lite-ON multi-drive Corsair H100 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate 28" Hanns-G G110 Corsair HX850w 
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post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the quick responses! I'd been reading different posts on this site for the past few days. Stonedzen's guide to AMD OCing has been the most helpful info so far, but I thought asking for specific help before I even get started would be smart...that way I'd have a good starting point.

I do a lot of gaming and 3D/graphical design, so a good balance between safe and powerful sounds ideal, if that's even possible.
Tripendicular
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 PNY XLR8 GTS 250 8GB (4x2GB) G.SKILL PI 1600 (F3-12800CL6D-4GBPI) 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Professional x64 Samsung XL2370 Corsair 850HX Corsair 600T 
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Tripendicular
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 PNY XLR8 GTS 250 8GB (4x2GB) G.SKILL PI 1600 (F3-12800CL6D-4GBPI) 
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Windows 7 Professional x64 Samsung XL2370 Corsair 850HX Corsair 600T 
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