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Hello dear members

Check out my system specs below and I would appreciate if you let me know how to good start and where from, whats the required software etc...
And also some quick rules what to know before starting oc.

Idont want to Xtreme overclock , just a lil bit boost.

Martin.
Edited by Martin7R - 2/24/11 at 7:41am
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I have the same chip as u and i have tried it in literally 15 different configurations. Both as a unlocked B55 quad core and the normal 555 dual core.

First off if its not an extreme overclock you are looking to achieve then you should leave the voltage at it's stock setting i.e. 1.38v Also if you do want to know if you want to run higher voltage you will need to change the cpu cooler...i will highly recommend the cooler master hyper 212+...its cheap at $30us and performs extremely well with this chip. (as a side note the highest safe air cooled cpu voltage is 1.55v)

Since you are looking for a little boost i would say go the easy route and just increase your cpu multiplier to say between 17x and 20x (yes 4ghz is attainable at stock voltage with this chip)

Once you have increased the multiplier save your bios and boot into your operating system. Run a stress test application like Prime 95 or OCCT, i personally prefer OCCT linpack because it exposes chips a little better than prime 95.

If you were able to run the stress test say for 30mins to 1hr you can take a chance and say that you are good to go for gaming or basic office work/internet browsing...however if you do things like folding you would really want to run the stress test for atleast 8hrs (a rock solid test would be 24hrs with no errors)

Once you got past 30mins on on particular setting i.e. cpu-multiplier on 18x, reboot your machine and again increase the multiplier to say 20x and if 20x is unstable back down to 19x and see if it is stable so you can gauge what performance to expect when the cpu is under stock volts.

Once you have found a stable cpu frequency you can try to increase the cpu-nb frequency, again this is a multiplier setting, i've found that with my chip the maximum safe speed is 2600mhz with stock voltage, the absolute limit is 2800mhz with the cpu-nb voltage set to 1.4v

Overclocking the RAM is a different story...try to overclock the cpu first and get back to me and I will help you with the RAM overclock.
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post #3 of 24
with the stock cooler, you can unlock cores at stock speeds, or go up ~200mhz
watch the temps, 70c is bad, try to keep it under 60c

get a better cooler and you can take it much farther
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Originally Posted by amd-dude View Post
I have the same chip as u and i have tried it in literally 15 different configurations. Both as a unlocked B55 quad core and the normal 555 dual core.

First off if its not an extreme overclock you are looking to achieve then you should leave the voltage at it's stock setting i.e. 1.38v Also if you do want to know if you want to run higher voltage you will need to change the cpu cooler...i will highly recommend the cooler master hyper 212+...its cheap at $30us and performs extremely well with this chip. (as a side note the highest safe air cooled cpu voltage is 1.55v)

Since you are looking for a little boost i would say go the easy route and just increase your cpu multiplier to say between 17x and 20x (yes 4ghz is attainable at stock voltage with this chip)

Once you have increased the multiplier save your bios and boot into your operating system. Run a stress test application like Prime 95 or OCCT, i personally prefer OCCT linpack because it exposes chips a little better than prime 95.

If you were able to run the stress test say for 30mins to 1hr you can take a chance and say that you are good to go for gaming or basic office work/internet browsing...however if you do things like folding you would really want to run the stress test for atleast 8hrs (a rock solid test would be 24hrs with no errors)

Once you got past 30mins on on particular setting i.e. cpu-multiplier on 18x, reboot your machine and again increase the multiplier to say 20x and if 20x is unstable back down to 19x and see if it is stable so you can gauge what performance to expect when the cpu is under stock volts.

Once you have found a stable cpu frequency you can try to increase the cpu-nb frequency, again this is a multiplier setting, i've found that with my chip the maximum safe speed is 2600mhz with stock voltage, the absolute limit is 2800mhz with the cpu-nb voltage set to 1.4v

Overclocking the RAM is a different story...try to overclock the cpu first and get back to me and I will help you with the RAM overclock.
Hello amd-dude,

Firstly I would like to thank you for good advice

I got a question , is better to unlock cores or just increase cpu nb and cpu multiplier for better gaming? I like both of your settings found in the pictures at your signature.
And how I check the stability of CPU when I will increase the multiplier.?You got it set on x18 right?

I saw your specs you have almost same rig , and how long time you've been used computer since boosting(overclocking) the same way ?

Yes ofcourse I will upgrade my cooler definitely , I am between Cooler master TX3 and plus 212. My current cpu temp is 26-29 C , while gaming its max 48 C.


Is that chipset good overall ?


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Offtopic:

Since yesterday evening, i have experienced some issues with sound and video playback quality twice - I noticed it while surfing in youtube video was lagging extremely and there was no sound at all. What could the broblem be ?
Edited by Martin7R - 2/24/11 at 7:28am
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post #5 of 24
it depends on what you do most
video encoding/decoding likes more cores, most games are happy with 2-3 cores


to verify cpu/fsb/ram speeds use cpuz
http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

for temps fans voltages, use hwmonitor
http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html

for stability, use prime95 (small ft for a few 5-10min for max temp test, if your overclocking ram use blend test for stability)
http://files.extremeoverclocking.com/file.php?f=103
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Don't unlock the cores. The board is not officially rated for 125W processors. (See in my sig: AMD Motherboard VRM info, Gigabyte tab on AM3 chart)
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Don't unlock the cores. The board is not officially rated for 125W processors. (See in my sig: AMD Motherboard VRM info, Gigabyte tab on AM3 chart)
But Can I Increase Multiplier and CPU:NB Without Any Problems?

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You can run just a straight overclock on the 2 cores you have right now...honestly i never needed the 2 extra cores at 4ghz the chip just coasts through what ever i throw at it...just set the cpu multiplier to 20x and there u will get to 4ghz...to check the stability of an overclock download a program called prime 95...its pretty simple to use, once u launch it you are presented with different torture tests...i use "Blend" but while running the test ensure you have an application like HWmonitor open as well to keep an eye on the temps cause i guarantee you that gaming temps is nothing compared to what prime 95 does...just make sure you are below 62c for being safe sake...the real limit is 71c

EDIT: just saw that you asked how long i've been running my overclock well...March will make it a year...no problems yet or signs of chip degradation.
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You can run just a straight overclock on the 2 cores you have right now...honestly i never needed the 2 extra cores at 4ghz the chip just coasts through what ever i throw at it...just set the cpu multiplier to 20x and there u will get to 4ghz...to check the stability of an overclock download a program called prime 95...its pretty simple to use, once u launch it you are presented with different torture tests...i use "Blend" but while running the test ensure you have an application like HWmonitor open as well to keep an eye on the temps cause i guarantee you that gaming temps is nothing compared to what prime 95 does...just make sure you are below 62c for being safe sake...the real limit is 71c

EDIT: just saw that you asked how long i've been running my overclock well...March will make it a year...no problems yet or signs of chip degradation.
Not on a stock cooler for 4.0ghz. The only thing I can say is that cpu will be unstable. He will need a better cooler then the stock AMD cooler. If he can get his hands on a stock cooler for a 955, 965, 970, 1055T, 1090T or a 1100T. Then he may have a shot hit for 4.0ghz. Most PHENOM II cpu become unstable with any higher temp then 55c.
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I have my 555 Unlocked and running at 4ghz with 2.6 for the northbridge using a 20x Multi and 11x for the NB. Runs stable as a rock.
    
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