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AMD Phenom II X6 1090t Black Edition, How to Clock Properly?

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October 7, 2013 5:41:17 AM

Hi,
I am just on the verge of clocking my Phenom II X6 1090t Black Edition, to 4,0GHz. I have read through countless how to's. I have gathered that the AMD Overdrive is a good program to clock your CPU. Others say that they would not work with this program, but much rather with a third party program. My ASUS M5A78L-M/USB3 motherboard has the necessary BIOS update to make clocking the most compatible. Could anybody tell me how to specifically clock the CPU with the multiplier settings and what to look out for in the voltage and heat region of my CPU during the clocking process.

Thanks in Advance!
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October 7, 2013 6:05:20 AM

Hi and welcome to Tom's Hardware.

Let us know what cooler do you have and what temps do you get on idle and load (coretemp is a good program for that). With that information we can start to help you a little more.

Another thing, what do you know about overclock? What have you read?
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October 8, 2013 3:01:18 AM

I am using a Arctic Freezer Xtreme Rev.2. My idle temp for my CPU is around 30-33°C. My load that I found in CoreTemp was 5-10% during idle (maybe i understood the question wrong about load that you said.).

About overclocking, I have read that you should work in steps with increasing the MHz multiplier and each time do stability tests. Also I would have to look out for the voltage levels. Coretemp said that I was producing something around 1.475 v in idle, so the reading under the cores.

Hope this answers our questions.
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October 8, 2013 6:22:37 AM

A part of my question was resolved. What temps do you get in load? I mean, 70°C, 80°C...

For now, I suggest you disable in your BIOS the turbo core feature.
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October 8, 2013 11:22:02 AM

How do I find out what temp my cpu is producing during load?
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October 8, 2013 11:35:59 AM

Download and run coretemp.
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October 9, 2013 9:07:30 AM

Core temp only shows load as a percentage
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October 9, 2013 9:08:39 AM

Oh is load when I run my system at maximum, like playing a system straining game or processes that strain the cpu?
(Sorry I dont know much about the CPU)
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October 9, 2013 11:09:52 AM

CoreTemp should show you something like this:

http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/3871/coretemp1090t.p...

CPU #0 is the temp for your CPU.

Regarding your other question, you are right. Load is when you are using your system at max, like playing games or similar.
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October 9, 2013 7:20:25 PM

You wanna use HWmonitor for AMD.
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October 10, 2013 12:28:24 PM

Ok so my cpu temperature during load is from 47-59°C. This is when I play BF4 at Ultra settings or Skyrim with ENB Mods and Ultra settings. Ofcourse my GPU is the one producing 65°C, but the CPU I think is holding up pretty well with 47-50°C.
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October 11, 2013 4:45:56 AM

RobroGoesPro said:
Ok so my cpu temperature during load is from 47-59°C. This is when I play BF4 at Ultra settings or Skyrim with ENB Mods and Ultra settings. Ofcourse my GPU is the one producing 65°C, but the CPU I think is holding up pretty well with 47-50°C.


Is that on the cores?or IHS temp?
That's pretty warm, really..and your mobo VRMs might throttle if you push too hard of OC on that chip..If I was you,I'd disable 2 cores..see if i could get 4.1-ish and call it good. :) 
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October 11, 2013 6:07:12 AM

RobroGoesPro said:
Ok so my cpu temperature during load is from 47-59°C. This is when I play BF4 at Ultra settings or Skyrim with ENB Mods and Ultra settings. Ofcourse my GPU is the one producing 65°C, but the CPU I think is holding up pretty well with 47-50°C.


You temps aren't good for try overclock. That's the "problem" of you motherboard and the low VRMs of it.
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October 11, 2013 6:47:02 AM

I tested my cpu again today on the same programs and it was doing 39-45°C MAX. I haven't had those temperatures before and I was surprised by the fact. It could have been that my room was warmer than usual. However, I think that you might be right with the VRM's of my Motherboard. I have an ASUS M5A78L-M/USB3. I have 2X 4GB GeIL PC3-12800 RAM with a Memory clock of 1600 MHz. My cpu has 3.2 as Standard clock and i am not looking to push it further than 4.0 or maybe 3.9.
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