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I picked up a 555 BE that unlocked stable to 4 cores (1.4VCore, auto in BIOS) on an MSI 785GT E63. I've got 2GB of Crucial 1066 and I'm using a Hyper 212 for cooling.

Tomorrow I'll start with some OC, from what I remember OC-ing my buddies 955 BE, I was shooting for ~2.4-2.8 CPU/NB frequency, but I can't remember if I should try for higher FSB or just use the CPU multiple?

If I bump FSB I'll have to mess with the HT multiple correct? Keep it less than CPU-NB frequency? Or should I just use the CPU multiple?

Any help is appreciated, this is only the second AMD I've clocked since socket 939 was replaced. I've read some guides but I'm unclear on whether or not increasing the FSB is useful.
Edited by 2thAche - 2/11/11 at 10:28pm
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I am almost certain that there will be a post on here shortly about why you should not OC that CPU on that board and that you are risking a fire. I don't know if that is true or not but it is an MSI board. Let's wait and see.
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I used the multi to get my B55 to 3.8ghz since I have a pretty budget board and I felt that using a higher HT would probably tax it too much.
Edited by sexybastard - 2/11/11 at 10:43pm
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I am almost certain that there will be a post on here shortly about why you should not OC that CPU on that board and that you are risking a fire. I don't know if that is true or not but it is an MSI board. Let's wait and see.
LOL! Any truth to this?
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For whatever reason, folks tend to keep the HT link close to 2000MHz, I'm using 310 FSB, so I could have used 6x310=1860 or 7x310=2170, I went with 2170.

Why a higher HT link causes worse performance, someone should explain. In fact I'll post a thread and ask.
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We keep the HT close to 2000mhz, stock, because there is no performance increase going any higher. Shoot for 2400nb first, and if its stable, try to get 2600. That chip should do 3.8 EASY, at 2600nb, ddr3 1600, if you got it...
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We keep the HT close to 2000mhz, stock, because there is no performance increase going any higher. Shoot for 2400nb first, and if its stable, try to get 2600. That chip should do 3.8 EASY, at 2600nb, ddr3 1600, if you got it...
You mean CPU-NB, right? Not FSB? Is there any benefit to bumping the FSB or just use the multiple?

So far I'm stable to 3.6 and bumping CPU multiple. AMD overdrive doesn't allow my to increase CPU multiple (something wrong in config?) so I'm just going out of BIOS like usual.

Once I find the max CPU speed that's stable, I'll bump CPU-NB. Then should I bother bumping the FSB and lowering the CPU multiple?
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I am almost certain that there will be a post on here shortly about why you should not OC that CPU on that board and that you are risking a fire. I don't know if that is true or not but it is an MSI board. Let's wait and see.
LOL! Any truth to this?


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LOL! Any truth to this?


according to xd 1771, yes. very true. 4+1 power phase NOT recommended for anything more than a stock clock/locked cpu.
horror stories upon horror stories of fire n smoke and death!
and msi boards are top of the list

i hope he shows up with all his fire n death links
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i hope he shows up with all his fire n death links
I bet I'll be fine, since I don't let mosfets cook. Active cooling on the NB and mosfets when OC, always. Probably he had a cheap board with no heatsinks on the mosfets, and had no air going to them. Sure way to kill any board, slowly or quickly.

@ 3.8 now.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by coonmanx View Post
I am almost certain that there will be a post on here shortly about why you should not OC that CPU on that board and that you are risking a fire. I don't know if that is true or not but it is an MSI board. Let's wait and see.
LOL! Any truth to this?






according to xd 1771, yes. very true. 4+1 power phase NOT recommended for anything more than a stock clock/locked cpu.
horror stories upon horror stories of fire n smoke and death!
and msi boards are top of the list

i hope he shows up with all his fire n death links
^ he tends to blow this out of proportion.This is usually only a problem with a 6 core processor.You should have no problems if you have decent air flow in your case.
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