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Overclocking my GA MA790XT UD4P

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Hello,


I would like to slightly overclock my cpu a bit right now, until I get it water cooled, just to know how to do it
I followed the steps but i'm having trouble dissecting the info out of the large tutorials.
I heard i can get my computer up to 4.0ghz if properly water cooled.



Motherboard: GA MA790XT UD4P Ultra durable 3 2oz copper PCB
Processor: AMD Phenom (tm) ll X3...or x4 not sure
Triple CPU 2.6gz processor speed


If you could please provide the steps when in my bios.
MUCH appreciated, thank you!
Edited by aec - 4/5/11 at 4:49pm
post #2 of 12
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anyone?
post #3 of 12
i think you wrote the motherboard name wrong
check you motherboard type again because this motherboard doesn't exist.
and what is your CPU number ? Phenom II X3 isn't enough
    
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Intel 3930K 5040MHz @ 1.48 - 1.53v @ VTT/VCCSA ... Asus rampage extreme IV Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 @ 1580/4050MHz @ 1.325V Corsair Vengeance 64GB (8 x 8GB) DDR3 2400MHz. ... 
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Samsung 850 Pro 256GB Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 3TB WD Black 1TB 64Mb Cache  WD Blue 500GB 16mb Cache 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
WD Black 4TB 64mb Cache LG DVD EK-FB KIT RE4 - Acetal EK-FC970 GTX WF3 Backplate - Black 
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Laing D5 Vario 12V DC Pump (MCP 655)  EK-BAY SPIN Reservoir - Plexi EK-CoolStream RAD XT (240) EK-CoolStream RAD XTX (120) 
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EK-CoolStream XE 120 (Single) 8x Corsair Air SP120 PWM High Performance Edition 3x Corsair Air AF120 High Performance Edition EK-Supremacy EVO CPU Water Block (Nickel Acetal) 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
EK-FC970 GTX WF3 - Acetal+Nickel Windows 10 64-bit v1511 build 10586.14 BenQ RL2755HM LG W2261 
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Sounds like a prebuilt to me (maybe not a brand name prebuilt but at least an in house prebuilt from a mom and pop computer store or something). If so then your OC options will be very limited. I'm going to go out on a limb here and say it's not a Black Edition processor and therefore has no unlocked multiplier.

For now, if you can access the BIOS and the OC options then raise the bus speed. Don't do it by a terribly large amount, from 200 up to 215 is usually a pretty safe bet and you'll get a decent performance boost from that. After that raise the FSB by 3 or 4 each time until the computer becomes unstable after running stress tests and back it off. I highly suggest you don't increase voltages being a first time OC'er cause you can really damage your components. Do it when you want to squeeze a bit more power out of the rig in a year or so when you're going to get a new computer anyways so it doesn't matter if the components catch fire/explode (OK... that's hyperbole but you can really damage the components by overvolting).
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post #5 of 12
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Yes it's black edition, the proper motherboard make is GA MA790XT UD4P


I'm not sure how to find out my cpu number?
post #6 of 12
Great motherboard for OC-ing
How you OC will depend on what processor you have and what RAM you have mostly. Motherboard too, but we already know that - and it's a great mobo.
post #7 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by aec View Post
Yes it's black edition, the proper motherboard make is GA MA790XT UD4P


I'm not sure how to find out my cpu number?
Download cpuz @ www.cpuid.com
It will give you all specs.

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post #8 of 12
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I uploaded some pics, thanks guys looking forward to the process



post #9 of 12
You are running on one of the best AM3 700 series chipset motherboards of all time. I think you will enjoy OC-ing with it

Only sinch I see at the moment is that your RAM is not set to rated. You should set your RAM to the rated settings of 1600Mhz 7-7-7-20 1.9V. However, since it appears you have 8GB and 4 DIMMs, on a C2 revision processor, you will not be able to run your RAM at 1600Mhz due to IMC limitations. You will have to settle for 1333Mhz, and lower the timings. 1333Mhz at 6-6-6 should be doable on that kit, perhaps even 5-5-5 or 5-6-5 will work at the rated voltage.

Since you use a black edition processor, you can overclock by simply raising the multiplier. No bus clock raises and complex math calculations required.
You may also be able to unlock your 720 from a triple core into a quad core; AMD processors may allow this for the reason that AMD can resell parts with slightly defective cores as these CPUs locked to a certain number of cores that aren't defective - though they aren't always defective and may unlock correctly. AMD-dude makes excellent guides on core unlocking; you should go find some of his threads for reference on how unlocking will work for you.
Edited by xd_1771 - 4/5/11 at 9:47pm
post #10 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thanks man I'll look into it,
Can my motherboard be overclocked without cooling?

and if I have it properly cooled what can I get it up to? I'm shooting for 4, I may just take it in.
Edited by aec - 4/5/11 at 11:52pm
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