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My Phenom II X6 1055T won't go above 3150Mhz!?

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Hello, first post

So tonight was my first attempt at overclocking, in this case, my 1055T. I've been watching videos and reading articles for around a while now and seen guys getting it to 4ghz, but I decided since this was my first time I'd go for 3.5ghz.

No no.

As soon as I set my bus to anything above 225, my comp restarts and hits me with the 'Overclocking has failed!' rubbish.
I originally set my bus to 250 and my NB multiplier to 7x, for a try at 4ghz, but instant failure.

I'm not really disappointed with a gain from 2.8ghz to 3.1ghz, but I was hoping for more. I don't know what the problem is to be honest. Power? Mobo? Ram? No idea.

Speaking of Ram... I've got 1x4gb DDR3 at 1333mhz installed, but I think it might be in the wrong slot. I was checking my Ram speeds in the BIOS and the max it would let me select was 800mhz!? CPU-Z also says it's currently running at 600.

I have a 580w power supply, and an aftermarket cooler. Nothing mega fancy but twice the size of a stock cooler.

I also tried changing my RAM timings to 9-9-9-27-36 at 667Mhz, but no joy at all.

Here are the tutorial videos I watched. None of them said to change any voltage.

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Any help would be gladly appreciated


Edited by roflcopter92 - 3/9/11 at 12:04pm
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Alright. To start off, please fill out your system specs. It helps a lot for people trying to help you.

Secondly, what brand is the 580w PSU?

Third, turn off Cool and Quiet/C1E/PowerNow. These are all bad options and should be off. If you are still on stock cooling, please buy a Coolermaster 212+ CPU cooler. It is cheap and easy to install. Once you have the cooler, install it and raise the CPU voltage to 1.45. Do what you tried before.

Lastly, go pay for Windows. I see that un-genuine backround.
Edited by Lostintyme - 3/9/11 at 12:10pm
    
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If the RAM is generic 1333 CL9 or 1066 CL7, you will most definitely be held back from 4Ghz with 1055T due to bus clock/RAM multi options.
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Alright. To start off, please fill out your system specs. It helps a lot for people trying to help you.

Secondly, what brand is the 580w PSU?

Third, turn off Cool and Quiet/C1E/PowerNow. These are all bad options and should be off. If you are still on stock cooling, please buy a Coolermaster 212+ CPU cooler. It is cheap and easy to install. Once you have the cooler, install it and raise the CPU voltage to 1.45. Do what you tried before.

Lastly, go pay for Windows. I see that un-genuine backround.
Don't assume. When you assume, you make an ass out of you and me. It's a black wallpaper, my school has them, they all have licenses.
    
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It may not be registered yet (i.e. unactivated), not necessarily un-genuine.
But anyways OP we need more info. What is your exact motherboard/kit of RAM? The motherboard should have reliable VRMs, preferably 8+2. The RAM should be dual channel for optimal performance, and at least 1600Mhz for overclocking. If you do not have a 1600Mhz kit and overclocking a 1055T, you may not be able to overclock far; switch the RAM.
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Don't assume. When you assume, you make an ass out of you and me. It's a black wallpaper, my school has them, they all have licenses.
OP has a black wallpaper and PowerISO, I guess. Huh.
    
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I just had a look at the screenshot, looks like it's a single 1x4GB generic Nanya DIMM. Swap it for a 2x2GB 1600Mhz kit, G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 CL9 2x2GB is avaiable for $45 after promo on Newegg right now and will let you overclock further. If you're concerned on cash, the 1x4GB DIMM will sell for around $30-35 on Craigslist or OCN, so not that much money lost.
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It may not be registered yet (i.e. unactivated), not necessarily un-genuine.
But anyways OP we need more info. What is your exact motherboard/kit of RAM? The motherboard should have reliable VRMs, preferably 8+2. The RAM should be dual channel for optimal performance, and at least 1600Mhz for overclocking. If you do not have a 1600Mhz kit and overclocking a 1055T, you may not be able to overclock far; switch the RAM.
The TA890FXE has a 4+2 VRM design and has world record overclocks. I have never seen a TA890FXE fail because of VRMs. Not saying all 4+2s are good but just that some are some aren't.
    
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I am guessing he brought the bus speed up too much and the ram couldn't handle such high speeds so it had to downclock.
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I wasn't complaining at all about your TA890FXE, I have only seen one odd VRM failure on that and otherwise it's a great board.

I noticed in OP's screenshot he is running an M4A78LT-M LE. The 3+1 VRMs would not be capable for any overclock on the 1055T - and to start with, the board is not even rated for 125W processors. Unless you have a 95W 1055T (unlikely), you will have to get a new motherboard to safely run this processor whether at stock or at an overclock. I recommend for now returning to stock, and undervolting a couple notches. Sorry to ruin your day but as my title says, "Disaster Prevention Guru." I don't want you to come back here telling us your house is on fire!
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