I'm somewhat of a noob to overclocking. I'm about to pick up a new build that includes the 3.2 version of the 955 and was wondering if i would be able to use Overdrive to overclock to about 3.4/3.5 without changing anything else?
Ooook.... I just had a go at overclocking through the BIOS (I realised Overdrive won't work with my board.. don't know why didnt check that?).. and I failed horribly. All I changed was the settings to 3.4GHz and on startup it said that the overlocking had failed.
hmmm try again just raise the multiplier to say 17.5
if no boot try to up voltage a notch or two, it should work fine. Leave the base clock alone.... base clock =200 Mhz leave it there. turn off AMD cool n quiet. IT should work with no problem unless you have an older board. Speaking of which, what is your board? Learn more about OCing.