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Hey guys, as what the title says, I'm a newbie when it comes to overclocking. Though I know a few simple terms, still can't find the guts to start doin' one. I currently have,

Mobo: Asus Crosshair Formula IV
CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T black edition
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.. I know the mobo has a TURBOV EVO app that makes it easier to overclock. My question is, how efficient is this as compared to manually ocing through the BIOS and all? I tried using the turbov evo and it overclocks to 3.7 with my temp as 24°C high. I wanna try to go for 4.0ghz or more but dont know how..
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Heres a few steps that will help you get into overclock Use Bios not software... Bios is more accurate ^_^. Have Fun.

1. Balance Vcore with Frequency. Leave your Vcore (Voltage) default and push your frequency till your computer crashes/locks up.

2. Run Prim95 W/ Small Blends for about 2 hours per overclock. Make sure that the overclock can run stable in prime 95 for 24 hour or more if you are going to use the overclock for a 24/7 use.

3. If your system crashes on a specific frequency then up more Vcore to stabalize it. If your target goal is 4Ghz then try running it on stock voltage first, then if you crash up more voltage till the OC runs fine in Prime 95.

4. Make sure to up the CPU-NB and such as well.

5. Leave HT Link Speed @ 2Ghz because upping it can decrease performance.

6. Make sure to watch your temperates... Max for the 1090T is about 62c
    
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As a side not to point number 5, you can lower the HT link frequency to 1800 mhz if you want. Sometimes it adds to system stability.

I also like to keep the pci-e frequency at 100 mhz fixed instead of "auto", although I'm not exactly sure if that's necessary.

Don't hesitate to ask about different voltages and frequencies and i'm sure myself and others will provide some help from experiences here.
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Heres a few steps that will help you get into overclock Use Bios not software... Bios is more accurate ^_^. Have Fun.

1. Balance Vcore with Frequency. Leave your Vcore (Voltage) default and push your frequency till your computer crashes/locks up.

2. Run Prim95 W/ Small Blends for about 2 hours per overclock. Make sure that the overclock can run stable in prime 95 for 24 hour or more if you are going to use the overclock for a 24/7 use.

3. If your system crashes on a specific frequency then up more Vcore to stabalize it. If your target goal is 4Ghz then try running it on stock voltage first, then if you crash up more voltage till the OC runs fine in Prime 95.

4. Make sure to up the CPU-NB and such as well.

5. Leave HT Link Speed @ 2Ghz because upping it can decrease performance.

6. Make sure to watch your temperates... Max for the 1090T is about 62c
Thanks fringe. I actually exactly what you told. I first left the vcore at default and just up the cpu bus frequency from 200 - 250 (this is the frequency your talking about is it? sorry).Dont know what that is but did it anyway. Nothing else I did, all were set to auto, the pcie frequency was 100. I restarted and this is what I got:



Is this good or bad? After the restart, IE and Mozilla keep on crashing and then the whole pc crashed, now I set it up back to default and dont know what to do next.. should I increase the vcore? where and how much? thanks and sorry..
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hey im sorry fringe. I did another tweak. Just raised the multiplier to 19.5x but not sure if its ok..I've take a screen shot, pls rep if I should be doing something else. I haven't tried to max out the multiplier yet so I really haven't touched anything in there.. most were set to auto. BUS frequency is 200 and pcie frequency 100. heres a screenshot. Tnx



Pls take a look and comment on what i did..thanks..
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Set the vcore to 1.4v and should be good. Also check your ram, if you up the bus, your ram will go up as well.
You can try upping just the multiplier instead of the bus frequency, this way you don't change nothing but your cpu speed. It's much easier when you have a black ed
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Set the vcore to 1.4v and should be good. Also check your ram, if you up the bus, your ram will go up as well.
You can try upping just the multiplier instead of the bus frequency, this way you don't change nothing but your cpu speed. It's much easier when you have a black ed
hi Pel4 and thanks for replying. I did try upping the multiplier up to 20.5x without having to set the voltage or anything. I rebooted, looked fine then when I start running prime 95, it keeps on failing?? is there something I missed. I tried another one just now, multiplier set to 20x and clocked at 4ghz. Did prime for 15 min now. seems to be working ok. Can you also pls have a look at this and tell me what you think?



should I still need to up my vcore? or leave it at that?..thanks very much. You guys are one of my first mentors, first time I acutally did a manual overclock.thanks
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Yes, you might need more vcore. Have you got the last bios version for your mobo?
I got the same , do the following:

Leave the bus in 200.
Set to multiplier to 20x
Set the CPU load line calibration to full calibration.
Set the CPU voltage to 1.4v
Enjoy!

If it still BSODs, add a tad more voltage, like 1.41v.
That should be enough

PS: With the full calibration for CPU load, you will see the cpu voltage up when on load. So, you'll see it get to 1.45v or so. That should be more than enough for 4ghz. So you could try lowering it bit by bit, until you find the exact minimun voltage needed to keep your 4ghz oc stable.
Good luck
Edited by PeL4 - 4/8/11 at 7:21am
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