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Sup guys, I'm new to the overclocking scene, want to get started on my older build to learn but I'm lost, don't know where to start.
My older build is a Asus m3n78 pro mb, AMD Phenom 64 2.2 black edition, 8 gigs ram, corsair h50 cpu cooler thermaltake dokker case.
If anybody can point me in the right direction I would greatly apreciate it. Thanx in advance.
My newer build is an I7 , 12 gigs ram, asus mb, thermaltake speedo case.
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Welcome to OCN! Have you ever looked inside your bios settings before?
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What kind of help?
like overclocking?
or buying parts ?
or .....
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This should help, http://www.overclock.net/amd-cpus/28...ing-guide.html

oh, and welcome to overclock.net (OCN)
 
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btw, you shoud fill out your sig rig information so you dont have to type out your specs everytime you want help
 
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thanx guys
yeah, I'm gonna fill out the info, good looking out

yeah basically help on getting started on overclocking
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first thing you wanna do is figure out your BIOS.

Incase you don't know, the BIOS (basic input/output settings) can be accessed when you turn on your computer and press "DEL" when prompted

Familiarize yourself with what everything looks like and try to get an understanding of where things are e.g. clock speeds, HTT, multiplier, volts

Things might be named differently in the BIOS, they tend to change between brand of Motherboard, but generally they all have similar names.

Your best bet now is to read some guide on how to overclock, and what means what. Remember, you have a Phenom II not a Phenom just to save yourself some confusion.

A few tips for overclocking though:
1: Only change one thing at a time, and record what you changed (i've lost track of big changes TOO many times)
2: Do a stress test (prime95) after each change to check for stability
3: you have 100% stability when you can stress test for over 24 hours without a crash or BSOD (blue screen of death)
4:when you stress test, generally I move on after 5-10 minutes of no crashes
5: HAVE FUN


Good Luck
 
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Originally Posted by robbiq View Post
Sup guys, I'm new to the overclocking scene, want to get started on my older build to learn but I'm lost, don't know where to start.
My older build is a Asus m3n78 pro mb, AMD Phenom 64 2.2 black edition, 8 gigs ram, corsair h50 cpu cooler thermaltake dokker case.
If anybody can point me in the right direction I would greatly apreciate it. Thanx in advance.
My newer build is an I7 , 12 gigs ram, asus mb, thermaltake speedo case.
Your older build is virtually un-overclockable, frankly if you have an i7 i'd just create a thread in the Intel section and start with that. Besides apart from the basic idea of increasing "fsb" to overclock all the terminology from the phenom to the i7 will alter and you'll just be more confused. The i7 should overclock great, just learn with that.



EDIT:
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Originally Posted by BlueTac View Post
Remember, you have a Phenom II not a Phenom just to save yourself some confusion.
I'm not sure he has got a Phenom II, the incomplete description points to an AMD Phenom X4 9500 / 2.2 GHz, hence why I say don't bother overclocking it.

Not certain though, would be nice to know the correct nomenclature.
Edited by purpleannex - 3/30/11 at 2:14am
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Your older build is virtually un-overclockable, frankly if you have an i7 i'd just create a thread in the Intel section and start with that. Besides apart from the basic idea of increasing "fsb" to overclock all the terminology from the phenom to the i7 will alter and you'll just be more confused. The i7 should overclock great, just learn with that.



EDIT:


I'm not sure he has got a Phenom II, the incomplete description points to an AMD Phenom X4 9500 / 2.2 GHz, hence why I say don't bother overclocking it.

Not certain though, would be nice to know the correct nomenclature.
yeah its a phenom 9550 x4
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