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hey guys so i have a cheap-o MSI board that i got for free when i bought the amd phenom 2 x2 560 black edition

i have manged with your help to unlock it to a quad core and got it stable at 3.8ghz, at 1.45 v

now i need your help to go higher, im not sure what to do with all the other voltages

im also just OCing it through the multiplier option that it has
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post #2 of 17
Unlocked and at 3.8Ghz is already doing very good for that CPU. You MIGHT see 3.9-4.0 but few 500 series unlock and overclock that high stable. Have you tested stability already with Prime/Linx/Intelburn etc?
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post #3 of 17
noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
If you keep going you might as well get a fire extinguisher out even if you got it for free!

I recommend you return to stock, and lock cores. Now. Unless you are doing this as a publicity stunt.

Cheap-o MSI Boards + 125W (unlocked x2 counts) + overclocking = YOUR BOARD WILL CATCH FIRE.
Read links in sig for more info.
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noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
If you keep going you might as well get a fire extinguisher out even if you got it for free!

I recommend you return to stock, and lock cores. Now. Unless you are doing this as a publicity stunt.

Cheap-o MSI Boards + 125W (unlocked x2 counts) + overclocking = YOUR BOARD WILL CATCH FIRE.
Read links in sig for more info.
What?!?

The cases of blown VRM's are with Thubans. MANY people push the Deneb's 125W AND 140W just fine on MSI boards.
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post #5 of 17
Assuming you wish to pursue a bigger overclock, the below worked out for me. My 4th core unlocked but wasn't stable at stock even so I dont use it;


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CPU PhenomII 555 BE (3 cores, 1,2,3)
CPU Ratio: 15.0
CPU Bus Frequency:270
CPU Freq: 4050MHz
PCIE Freq: 100
DRAM Freq: 1800Mhz
DRAM Timings: 7- 9 - 7 - 24 - 34 - 1T
CPU/NB Freq: 2700Mhz
HT link Speed: 2430Mhz
CPU Voltage: 1.4906v (1.512 in CPUZ under load)
CPU/NB Voltage: 1.3000v
CPU VDDA Voltage:2.6000v
DRAM Volt: 1.6500v
HT Voltage: 1.3250v
NB voltage: 1.2000v
NB 1.8 Voltage:1.8000v
SB Voltage:1.1000v

CPU Load-line Calibration:Enabled
CPU/NB Load-line Calibration:Enabled
CPU Spread Spectrum:Disabled
PCIE Spread Spectrum:Disabled
post #6 of 17
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my board is watercooled on mosfets and nb, and temps are really low, i dont see why it would catch on fire, but nice to know that i have a good chip. it went through 4 hours of prime, and right after been folding for the last 4 days
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post #7 of 17
The VRMs might just die then, or damage the water cooling equipment. Oh shoot, what if you're tubing caught fire and destroyed everything in your case?
    
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post #8 of 17
Looks like you have all your bases covered the only thing i can say is check out the guide i made in my sig...see if you can get any good settings that i put in there. BTW i have a B55 @ 4.2ghz
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post #9 of 17
this should help you out:
http://overclockhowto.com/cpu/how-to...ck-an-amd-cpu/

and I've only ever seen a DFI board die
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post #10 of 17
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so why do u guys think that it would catch on fire??? which part would catch on fire???

would a quad core at slower speeds fold better then a dual core at higher clocks??

how high can i go on the dual core??
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