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post #1 of 8
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Ok so I built my first pc and I was wondering what kind of software I should dl to overclock. Here are my system specs...

MB - MSI 870A-G54
CPU- AMD phenom II x6 1055T (2.8)
Videocard- ATI radeon HD 5670
powersupply- 850 watts
RAM- 8gb ( I have 4gb that are 800mhz and the other 4gb are 1600 mhz)
I got the 4gb 800mhz for free other wise I would of bought the same mhz

I bought an aftermarket cpu fan because the stocked one wasnt great and I have 5 120mm fans to keep things cool. Did I miss anything? THanks
post #2 of 8
Since you are using an AMD processor, you can download AMD overdrive here

You can overclock using this application, but preferably you would use it to find out what works for your system, then set the overclock in your BIOS instead of relying on AMD overdrive. You should also do some searching on the forum if you aren't familiar with stress testing applications like Prime95.

You'll need to test the stability of your machine after overclocking, as well as monitor temperatures.

Edit - Also, if you click to edit your post, and then click "go advanced" - you can edit the title of the thread.
    
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Phenom II X3 720 @ 3.5 (1.39v) Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P ASUS 5850 @ 880/1180 (1.118v) 4gb 1333mhz G.Skill DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
64gb Crucial M4 SSD 3x 250gb WD2500JD - RAID0 1tb WD1001FALS 1tb WD10EARS 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Pioneer DLDVD/CDRW Arctic Freezer Pro 64 Win 7 64bit Ultimate E2305 LG 23" LED 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch II Ninja Tenkeyless Fortron BlueStorm II 500w CM 690II Advanced Razer DeathAdder 
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Are you sure it is 800MHz? if it is don't run it in conjunction with the 1600 MHZ ram. it will screw up your performance. 4GB of ram is enough for you to run most things even gaming. Also that mb does not have mosfet cooling. Over-clocking is at a risk. Check on the list on this site to see what the power phase is. MSI mb with no mosfet cooling and low power phases have been known to go boom, when over-clocked.
Edited by Ronin Tanker - 4/19/11 at 1:37pm
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post #4 of 8
dont oc with software
go through bios

i wouldnt overclock very much with that board
msi has been crappy for amd lately (cheap unheatsinked vrm/mosfets)

also, mixing ram can cause problems when overclocking

best to stay at stock speeds til you get a better board
post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
so the extra 4 gb of ram that are 800mhz arent really adding performance to my pc? What kind of motherboard would you guys suggest for overclocking?
post #6 of 8
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also what is considered a normal temp for cpu and the video card? my cpu is 25c and videocard is 30c
post #7 of 8
That ram will not benefit you at all. My personal preference for a motherboard manufacturer is ASUS (1 of their 880 or 890 series.Your temps seem fine, but I'm sure that that is your idle temp."Normal temps" are codependent on your ambient temps (so in the summer they will be higher if your don't have ac). When you over-clock, your temps will go up. Just keep an eye on them. I believe your cpu safe temp max is 62c. I would not worry to much about your gpu. The 5670 is not a major heat producer.
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post #8 of 8
asus and gigabyte are very good brands
some msi boards are good

a good read on vrm and mosfets here
http://www.overclock.net/amd-cpus/94...hy-choose.html

if you want to overclock a 125w cpu make sure the new board has 8+1 or 8+2 and heatsinks on the mosfets
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