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Hey guys!

As the title states this is my first time Oc'ing...well, attempting to at most. I've watched my friend do it countless times, but it was still super confusing to me. I'm attempting to do it myself, but I'm still not exactly sure what if I'm doing any of it correctly.

My System:
MSI NF750-G55 Mobo
Phenom II X2 555 BE
4g GSKILL RAM
Fatality 550w PSU

I'm trying to OC this bad boy to 4.0Ghz. I've read that this is super easy to do, but I cant find the proper settings to make it do so.

I attached a picture file with my CPU-Z specs.

With these current settings I can run PRIME 95 for about 2 seconds before I BSOD

I guess we can start with that!

Thanks guys

Sorry if this is a super duper post. I'm sure plenty of people have asked around, but I'm sure it'd different for everyone else.

Edited by jcgamer - 2/27/11 at 6:39pm
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post #2 of 21
well i am pretty sure this means unstable oc just go in bios and adjust the voltage or the cores
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Welcome to OCN, fill in your specs in your user settings

For the overclocking, try just adjusting your multiplier to 20x instead with 200 FSB(HT). Some chips like higher multipliers and some like higher FSB, or maybe it's just that you can't get 4.0ghz. Make sure you turn off C1E, and Cool 'n Quiet.

Can you get 3.8 stable though? What are you cooling the CPU with? Please don't say stock.

You should try unlocking the CPU also, read the thread in the Sticky.
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Welcome to OCN, fill in your specs in your user settings

For the overclocking, try just adjusting your multiplier to 20x instead with 200 FSB(HT). Some chips like higher multipliers and some like higher FSB, or maybe it's just that you can't get 4.0ghz. Make sure you turn off C1E, and Cool 'n Quiet.

Can you get 3.8 stable though? What are you cooling the CPU with? Please don't say stock.

You should try unlocking the CPU also, read the thread in the Sticky.
I saw a sticky with a lot of stable OC's and I went with one of the 955 3.9Ghz and so far I'm on test 13 in Prime so it seems to be going well so far.

19x 206
CPU:1.5V
CPU/NB: 1.35V
CPU/BH Ratio: 2678MHz

I'm cooling my CPU with a Thermaltake Spin Q.

I tried unlocking it today and I couldn't. I was one of the unlucky ones
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What is your temps at 1.5v?

Did not know the 555 Was a black edition.
anyways here is the max temps etc for your cpu.
http://products.amd.com/en-us/Deskto...f10=&f11=&f12=
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What is your temps at 1.5v?

Did not know the 555 Was a black edition.
anyways here is the max temps etc for your cpu.
http://products.amd.com/en-us/Deskto...f10=&f11=&f12=
According to HWMonitor the temp for the CPU is only 22C. I figured it'd be a lot hotter.

I'm also having a little trouble with booting. When I do a cold boot it boots for 5 seconds then shuts off, then turns back on and continues it's normal boot process. Any reason why this occurs?
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Originally Posted by jcgamer View Post
According to HWMonitor the temp for the CPU is only 22C. I figured it'd be a lot hotter.

I'm also having a little trouble with booting. When I do a cold boot it boots for 5 seconds then shuts off, then turns back on and continues it's normal boot process. Any reason why this occurs?
unstable overclock I have never had that issue but thats all i can think it could be.
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are you overvolting your northbridge at all?
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are you overvolting your northbridge at all?
Those are my current settings. Like I said I'm still new to this so I have no idea if I'm going over or under. I just know these are the first setting's I've had that actually ran stable. I'm aiming for 4.0 and I'm almost there so I just need to figure it out.


Edited by jcgamer - 2/27/11 at 11:00pm
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as long as temps are good id put your cpu-nb a notch or two higher.
if that dont help you might need to ajust your ram volts.
cant help but think 1.54v is a lot for 4ghz
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