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how do I apply them in bios? I got AMD overdrive utility.
once you let the utility OC write down or print out the settings, then find the appropriate line in the bios to input multiplier, FSB and voltage.
    
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with that board (i have it too) you should be able to hit 3.2 on stock volts with that stock heatsink and fan.
you have a stock 95watt cpu.
unlocked, mine is 130watt stock. im pushing 132.5watts at my unlocked 3.2
the mobo is rated to 125watt.

im also using a tad bit better than stock heatsink.

try these for 3.206
CPU/HT reference clock at 229
Processor Frequency Multiplier at 14
CPU/NB Frequency at 11x ( this will give you a nb speed of 2519.)( at 12x would be 2748 which will probably crash. you can test that later)
HT Link Speed at 1800 ( this will give you an HT link at 2061 which is better than 1832 'as i assume from my reading')
see if your ram will run at 333.(this will overclock your ram to 762.5) if it crashes,'IF' you crash,first bump up your ram voltage a step or 2. // if you dont want to mess with voltage yet,, try again at 266( this will set the ram at 609. ram shouldnt be the problem then)

leave everything else at auto.
turn on hwmonitor and fire up p95.
you should have good, totally bearable temps and be prime stable for 24 hour test

'IF' you crash, bump up your ram voltage a step or 2.



for 3.108
CPU/HT reference clock at 222
Processor Frequency Multiplier at 14
CPU/NB Frequency at 12x ( this will give you a nb speed of 2664.)( at 11x would be 2442 which you can test first for stability reason )
HT Link Speed at 1800 ( this will give you an HT link at 1998. almost perfect)
see if your ram will run at 333.(this will overclock your ram to 739. a decent overclock) if it crashes, bump the ram voltage a step or 2 OR try again at 266( this will set the ram at 590. ram speed will be slow and shouldnt cause a crash)

leave everything else at auto.
turn on hwmonitor and fire up p95.
you should have great, better than tolerable temps.
and you will have a better understanding of what your chip and board can do. just keep reading, keep testing, keep an eye on your temps and KEEP THE VOLTAGES AUTO.

yes. for 3.1 i set up a real crap job. BUT, you will get a really good idea on the temps and stock voltage capabilities.
and i would shoot for the 3.2 since the board will definitely provide enough voltages at stock/auto


if you have problems, come back and ask. if you need more help, come back and ask.
just tell everyone what steps you took and what the crash was. bsod, prime crash with a memory dump. everything you can give will help you.

jam as many fans in that case as you can. it always helps
Edited by pc-illiterate - 2/15/11 at 10:28am
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with that board (i have it too) you should be able to hit 3.2 on stock volts with that stock heatsink and fan.
you have a stock 95watt cpu.
unlocked, mine is 130watt stock. im pushing 132.5watts at my unlocked 3.2
the mobo is rated to 125watt.

im also using a tad bit better than stock heatsink.

try these for 3.206
CPU/HT reference clock at 229
Processor Frequency Multiplier at 14
CPU/NB Frequency at 11x ( this will give you a nb speed of 2519.)( at 12x would be 2748 which will probably crash. you can test that later)
HT Link Speed at 1800 ( this will give you an HT link at 2061 which is better than 1832 'as i assume from my reading')
see if your ram will run at 333.(this will overclock your ram to 762.5) if it crashes,'IF' you crash,first bump up your ram voltage a step or 2. // if you dont want to mess with voltage yet,, try again at 266( this will set the ram at 609. ram shouldnt be the problem then)

leave everything else at auto.
turn on hwmonitor and fire up p95.
you should have good, totally bearable temps and be prime stable for 24 hour test

'IF' you crash, bump up your ram voltage a step or 2.



for 3.108
CPU/HT reference clock at 222
Processor Frequency Multiplier at 14
CPU/NB Frequency at 12x ( this will give you a nb speed of 2664.)( at 11x would be 2442 which you can test first for stability reason )
HT Link Speed at 1800 ( this will give you an HT link at 1998. almost perfect)
see if your ram will run at 333.(this will overclock your ram to 739. a decent overclock) if it crashes, bump the ram voltage a step or 2 OR try again at 266( this will set the ram at 590. ram speed will be slow and shouldnt cause a crash)

leave everything else at auto.
turn on hwmonitor and fire up p95.
you should have great, better than tolerable temps.
and you will have a better understanding of what your chip and board can do. just keep reading, keep testing, keep an eye on your temps and KEEP THE VOLTAGES AUTO.

yes. for 3.1 i set up a real crap job. BUT, you will get a really good idea on the temps and stock voltage capabilities.
and i would shoot for the 3.2 since the board will definitely provide enough voltages at stock/auto


if you have problems, come back and ask. if you need more help, come back and ask.
just tell everyone what steps you took and what the crash was. bsod, prime crash with a memory dump. everything you can give will help you.

jam as many fans in that case as you can. it always helps
actually my processor is 125W, it reads on PCwizard though as 140.40W.
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cooler master hyper 212+ ($28 on amazon)


once you let the utility OC write down or print out the settings, then find the appropriate line in the bios to input multiplier, FSB and voltage.
just decided to look that fan up. it looks very similar to the fan that came with the processor with the exception its more bulkier with larger heatsink.
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actually my processor is 125W, it reads on PCwizard though as 140.40W.
where did you find the info it is 125watt ?

http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K10/AM...5WFGIBOX).html
http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K10/AM...5WFGMBOX).html

both of the listed 925 are 95watt
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how do I apply them in bios? I got AMD overdrive utility.
First things first. Realize what your working with, while what you have is a nice mobo, it's still considered to be a budget board for OC'ing. I have that exact board (in my back up rig now) and have an Phenom II x2 555 BE OC'd to 4013. Trust me, with that quad core you'll definitely want to add a few things before getting to far in to OC'ing.

First and most importantly get a better cooler (Scythe Mugen II or Hyper 212) are good budget coolers, I ran the Mugen on my setup and it really performed well. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835185142
Next would be some heat sinks for the Mosfets as that mobo doesn't have any, I ran these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835708011
Than I recommend adding an internal fan mounted to the backside of the 3.5" bay to blow onto the SB HS and ram which can be mounted with zip ties if ness. This really does help being the SB HS is so tiny and will get very hot. I have a few pics in my gallery if your interested of all these components.

Forget about using a utility for OC'ing (AMD OverDrive). OC'ing should be done in the bios and has to pass a stress test for 12-24 hrs to be considered stable.

Here's a real good thread to help explain the "how too's" of OC'ing the right way http://www.overclock.net/amd-general...ing-guide.html it also gives you a real good path to follow.

After studying the link above if you want/need help with your bios feel free to PM me and I'll be more than happy to share what I know, or just ask in here.
 
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where did you find the info it is 125watt ?

http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K10/AM...5WFGIBOX).html
http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K10/AM...5WFGMBOX).html

both of the listed 925 are 95watt
its 920, not 925, I got it listed wrong.
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http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.c...id=1804&page=7
http://www.wikihow.com/Overclock-a-PC

Read both of those, + the guide on these forums someone had already linked.

Read your mobo manual whilst you are doing this.

Took me around 2 hours of research yesterday, couple google searches. And I have gone from complete novice to competent overclocker.

Currently have my CPU OC'd to 4.1 GHZ stable, and I still haven't upp'd any volts yet.

Don't know why people persist in asking the same questions about OC'ing on the web, when all they need to do is be a little bit patient and learn2Google.
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Start by reducing clock speeds and volts...

Just kidding. Stock speed should be fine on your CPU as well as stock cooler, but if you plan to do any ovreclocking or add any tower cooler you must add some mosfet heatsinks (search 'em if you don't know what I mean) first. It's a potential board limitation/safety issue.
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with that board (i have it too) you should be able to hit 3.2 on stock volts with that stock heatsink and fan.
you have a stock 95watt cpu.
unlocked, mine is 130watt stock. im pushing 132.5watts at my unlocked 3.2
the mobo is rated to 125watt.

im also using a tad bit better than stock heatsink.

try these for 3.206
CPU/HT reference clock at 229
Processor Frequency Multiplier at 14
CPU/NB Frequency at 11x ( this will give you a nb speed of 2519.)( at 12x would be 2748 which will probably crash. you can test that later)
HT Link Speed at 1800 ( this will give you an HT link at 2061 which is better than 1832 'as i assume from my reading')
see if your ram will run at 333.(this will overclock your ram to 762.5) if it crashes,'IF' you crash,first bump up your ram voltage a step or 2. // if you dont want to mess with voltage yet,, try again at 266( this will set the ram at 609. ram shouldnt be the problem then)

leave everything else at auto.
turn on hwmonitor and fire up p95.
you should have good, totally bearable temps and be prime stable for 24 hour test

'IF' you crash, bump up your ram voltage a step or 2.



for 3.108
CPU/HT reference clock at 222
Processor Frequency Multiplier at 14
CPU/NB Frequency at 12x ( this will give you a nb speed of 2664.)( at 11x would be 2442 which you can test first for stability reason )
HT Link Speed at 1800 ( this will give you an HT link at 1998. almost perfect)
see if your ram will run at 333.(this will overclock your ram to 739. a decent overclock) if it crashes, bump the ram voltage a step or 2 OR try again at 266( this will set the ram at 590. ram speed will be slow and shouldnt cause a crash)

leave everything else at auto.
turn on hwmonitor and fire up p95.
you should have great, better than tolerable temps.
and you will have a better understanding of what your chip and board can do. just keep reading, keep testing, keep an eye on your temps and KEEP THE VOLTAGES AUTO.

yes. for 3.1 i set up a real crap job. BUT, you will get a really good idea on the temps and stock voltage capabilities.
and i would shoot for the 3.2 since the board will definitely provide enough voltages at stock/auto


if you have problems, come back and ask. if you need more help, come back and ask.
just tell everyone what steps you took and what the crash was. bsod, prime crash with a memory dump. everything you can give will help you.

jam as many fans in that case as you can. it always helps
I did the stuff you recommended, the only slight problem I ran into was the CPU/NB frequency highest that setting would go was 9x, this is what I set it as.

So far according to PCwizard its OC to 3.2ghz with temperatures so registering at 44-45c on CPU and 47c on the motherboard. PC Wizard says 50c on a load, PC Probe II says 47c, I assume these temperatures are good?

What is the P95 in HW monitor? I went to the HW monitor tab but nothing about P95.

although PC Wizard is the only place registering 3.2ghz. Windows performance thing where the rating is still says 2.8, as well as the all CPU gadget.
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