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Help a noob overclock please

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June 22, 2009 11:17:47 PM

Case ( Raidmax Aztec Gaming Tower Case w/420W Power Supply Blue/Black )
Case Lighting ( None )
Power Supply ( 800 Watt -- Power Supply Quad SLI Ready )
Processor ( [== Quad Core ==] AMD Phenom X4 9750 Quad-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology )
Free Software/Game ( Free Game - [Halo 2] must purchase with Microsoft Windows Vista operation system )
Processor Cooling ( iBUYPOWER AMD Liquid CPU Cooling Fan System Kit )
Motherboard ( [CrossFire] ASUS M3A32-MVP Deluxe AMD 790FX CrossFire Chipset w/7.1 Sound, Gb LAN, S-ATA Raid, USB 2.0, Quad PCI-E MB )
Memory ( 4 GB [1 GB X4] DDR2-1066 PC2 8500 Memory Module Corsair Dominator )
Video Card ( ATI Radeon HD 4870-X2 DDR5 2GB PCI-Express x16 )
Video Card Brand ( Major Brand Powered by ATI )
Hard Drive ( 750 GB HARD DRIVE [Serial-ATA-II, 3Gb, 7200 RPM, 16M Cache] )
2nd Hard Drive ( None )
External Hard Drives [USB 2.0/eSATA] ( None )
CD/DVD Drive ( [** Special !!! ***] Sony Optiarc BR-5100S 2X Blu-Ray High Definition DVD Drive )
CD-RW/DVD-RW Drive ( [Lightscribe Technology] LG 22X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive Black )
Sound Card ( Creative Lab Sound Blaster X-Fi ExtremeGamer )
Speaker System ( None )
Network Card ( 10/100/1000 Network Onboard
Flash Media Reader/Writer ( 12-In-1 Internal Flash Media Card Reader/Writer Black )
Operation System ( Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium + [Free 60-Day !!!] Microsoft Office 2007(Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access ....) 64-Bit )
Media Center Remote Control & TV Tuner ( None )
Case Round Cable ( Professional wiring for all cables inside the system tower )
Case Round Cable ( Tuniq TX-2 High Performance Thermal Compound the best interface between your CPU and the heatsinks by its unique designed molecular size and shape )



ok that pretty much my pc i will be using amd overdrive and i have amd cool n quite on which is making my processor work at ( 1.3 ) suppose to be (2.6) i might turn off cool and quiet ..... also my 4870 x2 is 85 degrees this getting to hot???


thank you for all your help

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June 23, 2009 2:16:28 AM

If your 4870 temp is at idle, yes, that's too hot.
June 23, 2009 3:45:59 AM

i fixed my video card temp !!!! turns out the fan speed on default is really slow so i turned it up from 27 % to 35 % now got 55 degrees wow that helped a lot...


please someone help me overclock that my info at top ive tryed to overclock but i guess i did something wrong and it crashed lol at 3.1 speed that was months ago i havent tryed recently but with these new games coming out soon i wanna overclock my processor .....


thanks for helping whoever helps....
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June 23, 2009 9:12:13 AM

The original Phenoms (unlike the improved Phenom IIs) are not very OCable. I wouldn't expect to get over 2.9GHz with your model.
As for the settings, check out the excellent OC guides among the forum stickies. Good luck!
June 23, 2009 2:38:26 PM

Read the stickies.
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