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See my Blue Beast specs. I have hit the overclocking wall. It won't go any higher w/o crashing during OCCT test, and it isn't getting very hot; less than 55C on CoreTemp. See the BIOS screen for the highest OC I can get. I've tried dropping the multi, while concurrently upping the FSB, and done the other way around, and at 1.55 vcore volts, this is as high as it will run. Am I overlooking something?
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Not all chips are great overclockers, you were just "unlucky" in a sense, and got a chip that isn't so good. You have to remember that they aren't guaranteed to run at anything above stock clocks stable.
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Not all chips are great overclockers, you were just "unlucky" in a sense, and got a chip that isn't so good. You have to remember that they aren't guaranteed to run at anything above stock clocks stable.

NOT what I wanted to hear.
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NOT what I wanted to hear.
But sadly is truth
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Yeah the 940s weren't renowned overclockers, mine only did 3.75 stable, and booted at 4ghz but then bsod.
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But sadly is truth
Seriously? So, looking @ my BIOS screen there's nothing else I can try?
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dice..
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Increase northbridge clock, don't leave it auto! It's what gives you the most performance increase. mine's at 2500mhz and cpu clocked at 3.62GHz meaning my athlon would likely beat you in benchmarks
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Increase northbridge clock, don't leave it auto! It's what gives you the most performance increase. mine's at 2500mhz and cpu clocked at 3.62GHz meaning my athlon would likely beat you in benchmarks
THANK you; this is what I'm looking for. What should I increase it to? I'm assuming you are referring to CPU NorthBridge Freq.?
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post #10 of 10
Usually start by raising it to 2600MHz, that's attainable on relatively low volts. Anything over however is gonna require an increase (well depending on how good a chip you have really and RAM). I am currently running my CPU/NB @ 2740MHz with 1.3v.
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