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Title says it all folks. I spent the night messing with the computer, decided its time to OC! All I did was change from 200x17 to 200x19 in the bio's.Voltage is still set at Auto, but Coretemp says 1.400v. Hold's stable via prime95. temps are 42c peak after a few hours of prime, feels quicker too!! This was my first CPU OC!!

Now my question is: For a 24/7 OC should I shoot for 4.0Ghz or better? temps arnt stopping me, just dont want to fry a chip pushing it to far for to long
Also, this is my first OC, all I did was change the multiplyer, nothing else...should I OC in a diff way to get better results?
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I can get a stable 24/7 4Ghz on a $30 cooler so I'm sure you can.
    
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I'm not worryed about the cooler's performance, I just dont know what these chips can take, I have tons of head room heat wise should I just bump the multiplyer up to 20 and see what happends? about to try it Thank's for your time and responce's!
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i was able to hit 4ghz no problem on mine just bumping the multiplier. this was on the stock cooler as well. temps never broke 50*c. i left all the other settings at auto.

there is more to be had from overclocking your cpu though. someone who has more experience with them should chime in about oc'ing your nb frequency, ram, get your ram timings tighter, etc.

all i ever did was bump the multi on mine and left it at that.
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This is OCN, go as far as you can.
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i was able to hit 4ghz no problem on mine just bumping the multiplier. this was on the stock cooler as well. temps never broke 50*c. i left all the other settings at auto.

there is more to be had from overclocking your cpu though. someone who has more experience with them should chime in about oc'ing your nb frequency, ram, get your ram timings tighter, etc.

all i ever did was bump the multi on mine and left it at that.
Thank you sir, Going to jump the multi up agin. I have a post in the AMD memory forum about what to do with the Ram OC, I'm working this pice of hardware at a time.

lol, I OC'd my Video card untell It wouldnt OC anymore and the change it made to gaming made me want to OC the rest of the system
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Go all the way to 4.2ghz if you can, as long as you stay under 1.55volts and 55C on temps you should be set for 24/7 use__

Make the most out of that CPU_ Don't worry about CPU Life, (4-5years of CPU life is all you need, by that time you'll be outdated already_)
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Next stop would be to start pushing the NB Frequency up to 2600-3000mhz =]
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Go all the way to 4.2ghz if you can, as long as you stay under 1.55volts and 55C on temps you should be set for 24/7 use__

Make the most out of that CPU_ Don't worry about CPU Life, (4-5years of CPU life is all you need, by that time you'll be outdated already_)
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Next stop would be to start pushing the NB Frequency up to 2600-3000mhz =]
I'll shoot for 4.2 Ghzright now my temps seem to be great still, 15-20min of prime on long FFT's netted 40c avrage, with a small spike to 43c for a second, then back down to 40c will be pushing to 4.2 now if my chip lasts 2 years ill be perfectly happy with it

What would pushing the NB freq do performance wise? and how would I do this??A clicky would rock, but I'll look into NB OC's
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I'll shoot for 4.2 Ghzright now my temps seem to be great still, 15-20min of prime on long FFT's netted 40c avrage, with a small spike to 43c for a second, then back down to 40c will be pushing to 4.2 now if my chip lasts 2 years ill be perfectly happy with it

What would pushing the NB freq do performance wise? and how would I do this??A clicky would rock, but I'll look into NB OC's
NB Frequency has a huge influence on Ram performance & I believe a few other things I dont know of lol_ but download MaxxMem and do a benchmark you'll see the difference between regular 2000mhz NB to 2600+mhz NB

You might be able to do 2800mhz NB Frequency with 1.25volts + on the CPU/NB Voltage_ (or VDDNB Voltage)
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