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Help-a-n00b: First overclock - Phenom II X4 955

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July 13, 2009 7:05:12 AM

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?
July 13, 2009 8:25:27 AM

I would probably want to BIOS overclocking before using software. Usually the BIOS is more stable when overclocking compared to software.
July 13, 2009 10:26:18 AM

Hey

If you only change the FSB you can go to 3.6 (i did) and it will run stabel

Temps

at 3.6
57 full load
48 normal

3.2
55 full load
47 normal

I got the normal cooler that comes in the box

Hope it helpd
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July 14, 2009 8:51:21 AM

I overlocked my PII 955 to 3.7ghz on by just increasing the multipier to 18.5 with overdrive. temps 36C
July 14, 2009 6:15:06 PM

how the hell do you people get such low temps???? whats your room temperature?
July 14, 2009 6:24:40 PM

sid_nag17 said:
how the hell do you people get such low temps???? whats your room temperature?


my room 30-40c
got the antec 900
July 18, 2009 10:27:37 AM

sid_nag17 said:
how the hell do you people get such low temps???? whats your room temperature?


I got an antec 300 and using xigmatek dark knight, and I live in england.
July 18, 2009 7:36:19 PM

Wow I wanna live in England!
July 20, 2009 9:04:09 PM

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. :fou: 
July 20, 2009 11:07:33 PM

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.

http://www.tomshardware.com/review [...] ,2161.html
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