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AMD 2.3 Ghz Phenom 9600 AM2 Quad Core Overclocking

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July 10, 2009 11:11:52 PM

Hey there folks. I was wondering what was needed to OC my CPU.

Currently my RIG concists of:

Gigaybyte 585 WATT Odin PSU.
2.3 GHZ Quad Core Phenom 9600- Black Edition.
MSI K9A2 Platinum Motherboard, 1066 FSB.
2 x 2 Kingston 1066 Hyper X DDR-2 Memory
MSI Geforce Gtx 275 - Twin Frozr OC Edition

Do I need to update my BIOS for the most efficient overclocking?
Will my PSU be able to support higher frequency voltages?

I know these things usually work with trial and error, but I'm just a bit cautious seeing as I haven't done much overclocking in the past.

Thanks guys!

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July 10, 2009 11:20:08 PM

Don't expect the CPU to get a great overclock, first gen Phenom's weren't at all that good for overclocking.
July 10, 2009 11:23:28 PM

I've managed to push the FSB to 230, making it run at 2.65 GHZ. Do you guys think this is about as much as I can get? I haven't adjusted the voltages or anything.
July 11, 2009 12:51:43 AM

Nice overclock, did you test for stability with something like OCCT or Prime95? You need to monitor temps while stress testing aswell.