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Im new to overclocking and would appreciate any help I can get. I have a Phenom II 740BE and am wanting to get a little more out of it. I know that I can simply raise the multi with a BE chip to overclock it, but my question is when do I need to start messing with the northbridge and RAM when I overclock? I really appreciate your help.
When you get the CPU stable, you can try playing with NB multi to get about 2700-3000 MHz. Not all chips can do 3 GHz NB.
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When you get the CPU stable, you can try playing with NB multi to get about 2700-3000 MHz. Not all chips can do 3 GHz NB.
raising the nb is the first thing you max out. its speed means more to the snappiness of the system than cpu speed.
from what ive seen, 2700 is max on a ddr2 board. only ddr3 boards with a nb voltage bumb or 2 will hit 3000
i could be wrong, i usually am. ask my wife.
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raising the nb is the first thing you max out. its speed means more to the snappiness of the system than cpu speed.
from what ive seen, 2700 is max on a ddr2 board. only ddr3 boards with a nb voltage bumb or 2 will hit 3000
i could be wrong, i usually am. ask my wife.
I never deal with NB first. Rather have fun with CPU frequency first.

It's pretty much the same but I found out I needed +0.1v on my NB when adding my 4.2 GHz CPU OC. That's why I deal with CPU first and then NB is really easy.
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i love this: Phenom II X4:20 BE @ 3.2Ghz


turn CnQ back on. make sure power option is set to balanced or power saver
hehehehe



ON topic: I have a question for you.

I've currently got my sig rig with a FSB of 240 and multi of 18x @ 1.5v I tried going to 18.5 multi and bumping up my voltage to 1.525 but by computer instantly restarts after I start stress testing. my NB is only at 2.4ghz
whats wrong? is there anyway to get past this?
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Try more voltage.

For me, from 4 ghz to 4.2 I need almost .1 more volt.

Do not go over 1.55v. Check your temps.
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lol. no. restart is probably a lack of voltage. theoretically you could go under water and wouldnt need as much voltage to hit the same speeds. unless you actually want to go to higher voltage.
but your 955 runs stable at 4.3 with a nb of 2200 ? from what ive READ youre better off with a high nb speed and a lower cpu speed.
i dunno. i hijacked blostorm's help thread. lol
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I've currently got my sig rig with a FSB of 240 and multi of 18x @ 1.5v I tried going to 18.5 multi and bumping up my voltage to 1.525 but by computer instantly restarts after I start stress testing. my NB is only at 2.4ghz
whats wrong? is there anyway to get past this?
Some CPU's can only go so far with multi's, try raising CPU-NB voltage by a slight amount / CPU voltage. If that doesn't work and you want to find the max multi your CPU can go up to, reset the FSB to 200 and slowly increase the multi by .5x until you can't go any higher (without going above ~1.55v ofc)


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lol. no. restart is probably a lack of voltage. theoretically you could go under water and wouldnt need as much voltage to hit the same speeds. unless you actually want to go to higher voltage.
but your 955 runs stable at 4.3 with a nb of 2200 ? from what ive READ youre better off with a high nb speed and a lower cpu speed.
i dunno. i hijacked blostorm's help thread. lol
Watercooling will provide lower temps which is better for the flow of electricity and will provide a more stable overclock. Basically generally colder = better, always. Hence why they use extreme cooling (DICE, LN2, LHE) to get insane overclocks.
Get your NB at least to 2400/2600, 2800+ would be optimal for 4+Ghz
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If you haven't noticed I have been posting in this thread helping people too
It's fine I'm not being mean to you. I mean I hate people just getting in a thread and be like "trololol" and leave..I had a couple PMs and I helped a couple people and I hope they appreciate it..Otherwise, why would I keep doing that ?
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This thread should just be a "everyone who can helps people who can't" thread not just you ^^
because no one knows the answers to everything about overclocking
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This thread should just be a "everyone who can helps people who can't" thread not just you ^^
because no one knows the answers to everything about overclocking
thats why i stuck my nosey ass in the middle of it. i read a lot. i mean A LOT. i remember some of it but not anywhere near all of it.i pass on what ive learned.
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