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post #1 of 10
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Hello every one,

I have a good aftermarket heat sink installed on the CPU with some artic freeze heat sink compound. In another week or two, (after I assure my system is fully stable) I would like to over clock my CPU. I’m just trying to get a general idea before I start over clocking my CPU of what to expect and what to do or how to start. I noticed that my MSI motherboard and my CPU came with some type of over clocking software, but I’m not sure if I should be over clocking with this software or go through the BIOS itself.

Is this type of software recommended, fi yes, what software is best for my CPU?
What is the general max OC that most can get out of a 1090T?

I’m not trying to break any records with over clocking, I’m just looking for a good\\stable OC without pushing any limits and risking damage to the CPU or motherboard. Is there a good starting point core voltage, (settings) I can start with without needing to do OC with small increments at a time and testing every time I increase the OC? (I don’t want to spend an entire day configuring my over clock (if possible)

Thanks for the help!

Ps: I have an MSI 890FX motherboard and a 1090T CPU, a 750W Antec true power supply, XFX Radeon 6050/2gig, Corsair SSD, 1600mhz G.kill ram.
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Edited by thestef - 4/18/11 at 7:51am
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post #2 of 10
Youll need

Prime95
CPU-Z
HWmonitor

Most 1090's can reach 4 and above.

Use the BIOS. SOftware is blah.

You have a black edition cpu so just use the multi to OC.

So try 200x19 at stock voltage.

If its unstable while using p95 bump the voltage up one notch.

Ill be back later.

You should reach 3.8/3.9 on stock voltage by just using the multi.
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post #3 of 10
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Thanks!

That’s a good starting point, exactly what I needed.

Should I also consider running some bench marking software to test stability?

Is the core multi increase better then increasing the BUS Mhz speed? Should I also consider increasing the BUS Mhz? (I realize AMD isn't the same as Intel and its not really called a BUS I'm just more familiar with the term BUS)
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post #4 of 10
Check out the owner's club. They have a few people listed with their OCs and settings. Just do it in steps and see how long it can stay stable in Prime95. If you feel comfortable with the stability and the temps bump it up a notch.

http://www.overclock.net/amd-cpus/75...ners-club.html
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Is there any advantage to over clock by increasing the core multiplier compared to increasing the BUS speed? or should both be increased?

I guess my question is, which one gives the best performance?
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post #6 of 10
Overclocking the multiplier is just easier. Adjusting the FSB allows you to fine tune your OC.

If you've got a 1090T, just stick with changing the multiplier, voltages, and maybe your NB Frequency.
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post #7 of 10
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I understand the FSB, core voltage and multiplier and how they all work together, but how does the NB come into play ??

Also, what is the max Vcore and temp you can go with these chips without concerns...
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post #8 of 10
I believe 1.55V was the safety max.

You would possibly OC the NB for slight performance gains with regards to your GPUs.
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post #9 of 10
The NB talks to the CPU and gpu.
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post #10 of 10
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Reps for every one, thanks for the help!
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