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AMD's 6000+ X2 o/c'ed

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November 14, 2007 5:36:49 PM

Just wondering who else has overclocked their 6000+ above and beyound the 3.2 Ghz that seems to be standard in all the online reviews?

Here's a pic of mine @24/7 clocks:

Would like to hear and see pic's of others o/c's and prove these reviews wrong, before the reviews and o/c'ing help for the Phenom swamps the place!

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November 14, 2007 6:28:02 PM

you did nice with a 6000+ i don't have amd so i cant really give u any results
November 15, 2007 3:30:29 AM

Nice oc.
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November 17, 2007 6:13:10 PM

what mobo are you using?
November 18, 2007 12:26:19 PM

i have a 4000x2 runnin @ far can i go?

btw, dang, my 8400gs is running hot @ 52c lol
November 20, 2007 12:16:09 PM

hey man, i have the same processor, and I OCed my to 3.2 yesterday at that joker got at 71 C. Waaaay too hot, what are the settings that you are running at, like multiplier HT, voltage, and all that good stuff.

I wanna do what ya did, but want it staaable. lemme know man. greatly appreciated.
November 20, 2007 3:00:29 PM

Sure fella, some of it is seen in pic but to clear things up a bit here goes:

Vcore @ 1.55
Ram V upped 0.2 volts (1.8 STD now 2.0) & (tightened)<-- helped SuperPi times and adds maybe 50-100 to 3Dmark06
HT V upped 0.10
Northbridge V upped 0.10
HT x4 STD @ 1140 MHz happily :) 
RAM 1:1 (400 STD @ 427.5 or 800 STD @ 855 depending on how you look at it) <-- The Ram V is what held me back@ 3.2
FSB 228 MHz
Quick boot Off
Spectrum Off
MSI K9A Crossfire mobo
Cooled with Thermalright Ultra 120 & AS5 mounted horzontally to blow into the Antec 900's massive exhaust fan.

November 20, 2007 3:10:53 PM

thanks bro, im gonna try this when i get home from work. I had at it at 3.2 last night, and when i was playin COD4 it just turned off on me. I checked the temp in the bios and i was sitting at like 73 C, thats BLAZING HOT!!!

lets see what happens. i know i should be at 3.2 stable at least, and 3.4 is my goal.

thanks again for the info dude
November 25, 2007 3:19:45 AM

I have my 6000+ running stable at 3.2 Thats bus speed 214MHz and Core voltage 1.312.

I'd like to go higher but thought I should probably get a better than stock cooler first. Right now my system sits at 40C while its just chillin during internet browsing. Think I should go for it? And if it crashes just go back and invet in the cooler?
November 25, 2007 9:17:35 AM

Sounds like you need to invest in a good cooler first, 40 C idle is quite high for X2's. I always think getting the absolute most out of your kit is a must :) .
November 26, 2007 2:50:15 PM

Hi closed deal, I really would like to overclock my 6000+ to 3.2GHz or 3.4GHz running stable, If I have a decent CPU cooler already, what do you reccommend I do to accieve this in the most efficient way, I would even like to do what you did, but what are the different vcore, FSB, HT, RAM settings etc that I need to change. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.


CPU-AMD64 X2 6000+ with Thermaltake GoldenOrb 2
M/B-ASUS M2N-E SLI with latest BIOS and drivers
RAM-Corsair TwinX 2x 1GB DDR2 6400 with heatspreaders
VGA-nVidia 8800GTS 640MB with latest drivers
OS-Vista Ultimate 32bit
PSU-SuperFlower 600W with detachable cables
November 26, 2007 3:45:05 PM

This really depends on how effective your cooler is, as your Asus mobo should be up to the task:

First raise vcore to 1.5volts total. (1.56v is mine atm.)
Raise your RAM voltage an additional 0.2 volts. (ie. 1.8v STD 2.0v o/c)

Boot pc make sure temps are still good :) .

Restart to Bios again, this time raise the FSB in increments of 5 Mhz followed by a restart and a 'Orthos' 10 min run. Again watch the temps.

Repeat until unstable then back off 1Mhz at a time till Orthos has no errors.

Your RAM should be fine at a 1:1 ratio, and your Asus mobo should be ok with the HT at x5 (Normal/Auto). If not:
- Raise your northbridge voltage the minimum you can (ie. my mobo min increment is 0.1v with both Northbridge and HT) and same with HT voltage.
- Ram would just need the 'Ratio' changed or 800 to 667Mhz or lower depending on mobo. If that doesn't work maybe loosening timings from 5-5-5 to 6-6-6 (CAS - RAS to CAS - RAS) or (tCL-tRCD-tRP) again depending on your bios.

Taking into account my FSB is only 228Mhz this is a fairly quick stable overclock.
Now your CPU is overclocked try tightening the RAM timings, if you've been able to leave them alone to get achived O/C :) .

Hope this quick guide helps you daredevil01.
November 28, 2007 7:18:00 AM

Thankyou very much, I'll take your advice in and see what I can do with this bad boi :D 
December 14, 2007 2:45:31 PM

Thought I'd give a quick update.

Just got my little beauty to 3.5Ghz stable ;) , thought she should do it. Just had to raise Vcore tad more then lower multiplier, the RAM and reset the timings. (Taught me not to skimp on cheap ram). Temps are still good but now 31 Idle @ Load reaches 49-53. Just hope the Phenom after the new stepping, overclocks just aswell!

December 17, 2007 4:57:33 AM

Shweeeet. Stupid question, is that on air?
December 17, 2007 9:51:17 AM

Yup tiz air cooled. Theramlright 120 Ultra Extreme with fan.
January 5, 2008 6:11:00 AM

Hey quick question. I just upped my fsb to 210 just to see how id go. I have cool and quiet on and so it throttles the multiplier and voltages. Now the multiplier is fine, it hits 15 and i get 3.15ghz but the voltage only gots to 1.36v max. Is that enough? Is there any way i can set a higher max rather than setting a permenant voltage?


EDIT: Also i didnt change the HT link or anything because i read you arent supposed to unless it goes over 1250. Nor did i change any memory speeds or anything (i have ddr2 800). Is that ok? Sorry i know theres guides and stuff but you have pretty much the same setup as i do =D. Also im gettin about 51C with a arctic cooling 64 HSF, seems a bit much, normally my cpu runs way cooler than that =( Upping the voltage will only make it hotter wont it?
January 5, 2008 3:23:58 PM

First i would disable the Cool and Quiet. If your comp runs fine ie. 'orthos' stable then your vcore is fine. As for getting a higher max vcore without having it permanently on a voltage i don't think thats possible i maybe wrong.

For anything up to 215 FSB you shouldn't need to play around with anything. 51C on your stock voltage overclock is quite high. I reckon you may get 3.2Ghz before you need to play with anything bar the FSB. For anything past that your going to need a better cooler.

Yup upping the vcore will only make your CPU hotter.
January 5, 2008 10:50:44 PM

Ok ill see what i can get at stock. Mind you when the cpus under stress and at 42 degrees the mobo is 34 (im from australia) so its a warm place and my airflow aint the best, i guess i should try fix that first before blaming the cpu or cooler :S

January 8, 2008 2:43:04 AM

I am on stock cooler at 3.3 with asks crosshair
My max temp is 63c idle ~45-48.
When I increased the FSB to 227*15 I got 3.4 I thought it was stable but it wasn’t .
But I am happy because its running 3.3 MHZ without any problem .
But I need some help to get it 3.4 stable when I but the 120 extreme .
January 8, 2008 3:05:48 AM

sorry (i mean I am on stock cooler at 3.3 with Asus crosshair )
January 8, 2008 10:32:04 AM

If your max temp is 63 C atm i would leave your CPU at stock until the 120 eX is fitted. If you can get it to 3.4, but it's not stable it either needs more vcore or vdimm. Again don't increase vcore anymore with stock cooler.

Take into accont i'm on 1.56 vcore @ 3.5Ghz (even though CPU-Z reads 1.6). Your going to need 1.5 at least to get a stable 3.4Ghz out of it.
January 8, 2008 10:48:27 AM

Hey i got some rounding error thing on orthos when i was doin the blend test. Apparently thats a memory thing, do i need to up my ram voltage?
January 8, 2008 2:58:47 PM

The blend tests the CPU and RAM. Try 'small FFT's' if thats fine then do 'Large, in-place FFT's'. The first tests the CPU mainly the second tests RAM mostly. This'll help you decied where the extra volts are required ;) .
January 8, 2008 3:19:14 PM

Hi everybody
First i would like to say that Asus Crosshair is the best Mobo for Overclockers (if you can afford it!! :p  ), i have Amd's 6000+ Running @ 3.3Ghz With Stock cooler and its very stable, The voltage are set to Auto , my temps are idle 42 and max 62, i will have a Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme with SilenX Fan soon to cool it down then i am going to push it more ;) 
January 8, 2008 3:33:20 PM

It'll be good to see what you get. I really can't go much higher purely from not wanting to go over 1.6 vcore. But, it'll be good to see some friendly competition, lets see how good the Crosshair really is ;) .

Does anyone know what the maximum vcore the 6000+ or the X2 series can handle with sufficiant cooling? My Load temps are only 53C atm.
January 10, 2008 3:11:23 AM

That's Right AJ Asus Crosshair is the best for overclockers .
January 10, 2008 10:46:03 AM

I almost got that board but it was too expensive and im probably never going to xfire so it was a waste, had i the money i def would have got it =D
January 26, 2008 4:13:38 AM

i fitted the Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme with SilenX Fan and my idle now without any overclocking 35c. now i need help with the ram timing i can't get over 3.5@vcore 1.55
January 26, 2008 6:05:33 AM

I've probably mentioned this before, but to get at 3.5ghz stable you need about 1.6vcore. Your RAM if it's any better than OCZ will easily run at 4-4-4-12 with a slight overvoltage. If you can't achieve 3.5 with default multiplier lower it to 14 and increase the northbridge voltage to allow for the 250 FSB ;) .
January 26, 2008 11:20:27 PM

thanks i well try it
February 1, 2008 1:49:57 AM

cool i just got my 6000+ to 3.3.... but it wont go to least not stable and I have it on water.
February 2, 2008 8:06:16 PM

Thanks closed_deal for the advise i am ruining 3.420 @ V1.46 very stable i test it for few days my Maximum temp is 41c and my FSB is 228 x 15
memory @ 4-4-4-12-2t @2.2v .
February 2, 2008 8:07:30 PM

ryanthesav use my sittings.
February 3, 2008 5:01:07 AM [...] s/my34.jpg

With a Vcore of 1.6v and ddr2 of 2.3v my amd 6000+ booted in vista and made it at least 5 minutes into othro's iterations.

sadly it only scored a 5.6 on my vista game score all the rest of my scores were 5.9. :( 
This is on water (with an extra radiator)so it never got above 45c.

take that intel fanboysssss!!
February 3, 2008 5:03:59 AM

I dont know why the pic wont show up it was yesterday.
February 22, 2008 11:09:09 PM

i made it 3.5 but there was error in orthos after 7 min ??
February 28, 2008 11:33:50 PM

Hello everyone

its been along time since i wrote here, anyway i OC my Amd to 3504 (292x12) @ 1.6v I test it with OCCT and its stable i played with it for 2 days now no problems at all, temps are 30Min 52Max My ram is running @ 876mhz 2.2v (4-4-4-12)
I am trying to make it stable with less voltage :D 

see it here

I hope someone can go above 3.5Ghz Because i couldn't at this time
April 2, 2008 2:58:29 PM

i still on 3.4 = 228x15 @ v1.5
its unstable 3.0 = 215x14 @ v1.4
July 16, 2008 6:37:05 AM

guys i have amd 6000x2 , i am update my bios my mobo is abit nf-m2s , it restore bios setting , now i want to overclock but i can't , cuz the voltage bar and multiplier bar are gone, i can't go back to old bios , any other way to increase voltage , i need help guys cuz no one give answer about this , also i can't put thread in forums i don't know why , maybe need to type much posts or what , thanx everyone , i want to be new friend
July 24, 2008 10:43:59 PM

nice one mate. ive got a e8200 @ 3.2ghz and its idling at 37degress, max is 45. i use a artic freezer pro but ive turned it down in the bios to silent mode, its warmer, but quierer. i know its the AMD section n all haha. thats a pretty sick OC for the cpu that it is.

the thing is, i have got the antec 900 aswell, i was just wondering what the fan setup you use is. and what the speeds of each fan is!?

EDIT: lol i just looked at dates, and this thread has been 100% bumped through the ages
July 25, 2008 1:19:16 PM

Hey smyffalis, lol yeah i've changed my comp loads since i started this thread.

As for the Antec 900 setup I had all the fans on the Medium switch select, two intake fans sucking into the case the heatsink mounted horizontally in a push pull config straight into the top 200mm fan. No rear fans active. Seemed to keep me old toasty 6000+ @ 3.5Ghz in check :) .
July 25, 2008 4:12:08 PM

haha. i see that you saw the light n went with wolfdale haha.

the way i have it is, disc drive on the bottom, hdd fan in middle and other on top. i have the front and top on medium. and back fan on low.

i take it its cooler if the 200mm fan saps off your cpu, which has its fan pointed up like yours? my systems cool, but im just a cool freak i guess haha. but im lookin to keep the noise down as well. my system temp is 29, and 32 when im playing games, then it does back down to 29/30. hdd stays around 26-27. in winter, its alot colder!!! around 21 constant :p 

i wanna keep the rig quiet, medium rear is too loud the way i sit!!!
July 25, 2008 4:31:19 PM

Yeah the 200mm moves more cubic feet of air per minute at low rpms than the rear 120mm fan = quiet :) . Didn't bench the temps in different positions so can't say it makes much difference mounting it horizontally, I just thought bigger is better... turned out it was effective :) .

You've mounted the front end opposite than I did, so you may have better airflow as the two front fans are almost level with the rear 120mm in your setup.

Must admit raw power is what I tend to focus on, seeing what my hardware's capable of before I have to think about cooling etc... I copped out with air and just went with water and found it's quite a fun project to undertake :D .
August 3, 2008 9:43:08 AM

thanx my friend im try it
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