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New guy here.Finished this build about 2 months ago.Using a Athlon 2 x2 260 3.2 ghz with MSI GF615M-P33 Motherboard.I have it currently at 3.7ghz by overclocking on the motherboard with the physical switches in the 15% setting.I'm currently looking to up the core voltage slightly but cannot access it through the bios.It won't allow me enter any of the voltage settings including the ram.I'm assuming its set that way from the manufacturer.I've done the google search but come up with no answer.I've read this article,but they were using a different motherboard.
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1301/1/

Currently at FSB of 230,consistent temp of 35 C,and showing current voltage of 1.37.

Any other available methods.

I looked into AMD Overdrive but doesn't appear compatible with this chip.

Just not possible with this mobo?

My components are

*Cooler Master RC-310-BKR2 Elite 310 Mid-Tower Case - ATX, mATX, 420W PSU
*MSI GF615M-P33 Motherboard - NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE & nForce 430, Socket AM3, MicroATX, Audio, Video, PCI Express, 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN, USB 2.0, RAID
AMD ADX260OCGMBOX Athlon II X2 260 Dual Core Processor - 3.20GHz, Socket AM3, 2MB Cache, 2000MHz (4000 MT/s), Retail
*Kingston KHX1600C9D3B1K2/4GX HyperX Blu Desktop Memory Kit - 4GB PC3-12800 (2 x 2GB), DDR3-1600MHz, 9-9-9-27 CAS Latency
*Seagate ST3500418AS Barracuda 7200.12 Hard Drive - 3.5", 7200 RPM, SATA 3G, 500GB, 16MB Cache, OEM
*Lite-On IHDS118-04 Internal DVD Drive - DVD-ROM 18x, CD-ROM 48x, SATA (OEM)
*XFX - ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express

Was hoping to tip 4 ghz but...smile.gif

Thanks.
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post #2 of 11
Well if you cant manipulate voltage precisely...it's going to be very difficult trying to get a stable overclock once your start hitting 3.8+.
    
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idle temps dont mean anything
do you have a better cooler on it?

max temp is 74c, max corev is 1.4, keep it under 60c
use hwmonitor to watch temps, prime95 to see high temps
http://www.cpuid.com/softwares.html
http://files.extremeoverclocking.com/file.php?f=103

dont use the oc switches on the board
oc in bios
to change values use +/- on the keypad

keep the ht/fsb at 1000
and the ram under 1600

the board has pretty wimpy power phase, but the cpu isnt much of a draw
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I went the bios route to overclock.Ill see how that works out.Far as cooling,Ive got a Corsair h50 waiting to be installed.Just havent needed it yet.Hopefully that will be enough.
    
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MSI have a decent overclocking utility you can dowload it on there website.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ITSCOTTER;12713477 
MSI have a decent overclocking utility you can dowload it on there website.

Never use overclocking software, ever. It's crappy, unreliable and will get you much worse results than bios overclocking.

@ffejrxx, Max voltage would be 1.55v safe.
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Ive got my voltage at 1.45v and I'm stable at 4019 Ghz
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I have this bull**** MSI mobo, and you cant get past the 3.7 GHz the OC Switch offers. I have the same mobo, and i tried a BIOS OC, not with the switch..... Mobo disabled PC at 45 Degrees Celsius, little bastard. The mobo doesn't allow OC apart from the switch.

Atleast my mobo does that, going to change it for a Asus M4a77T for experiments tongue.gif
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Overall Update: I ended getting a fairly stable overclock of 4.01ghz at 1.6v.I didnt keep that setting.I went back down to 3.6ghz which I was able to attain with stock voltage.Was stable overnight in prime95.I settled with that setting.My highest temp even at 4.01ghz on load was 35c.Average was a idle of 15c and load of 25c.I use the h50 and keep my room around 58-60f when outside temp permits.Far as the mobo switch function goes,I say dont bother.It wouldnt boot correctly when I tried any settings.The msi program I loaded off the utility disc wasnt any better.The quick overclock it was supposed to offer was a joke at best.Bios was the only effective solution imo.Thought i would share my experience.Spent 2 days steadily tweaking it.Far as the mobo,I dont expect to much out it for its price.

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1700673

http://www.overclock.net/amd-cpus/587058-official-athlon-ii-x2-regor-series-97.html
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I have this cpu with a hyper tx3 and overclocked it to 3.7 ghz. When I play games like bf3 and homefront i get temps from 40-45 Celsius. Is this to much or should i be fine?Please Respond.
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