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

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?
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  1. I would probably want to BIOS overclocking before using software. Usually the BIOS is more stable when overclocking compared to software.
  2. 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
  3. I overlocked my PII 955 to 3.7ghz on by just increasing the multipier to 18.5 with overdrive. temps 36C
  4. how the hell do you people get such low temps???? whats your room temperature?
  5. 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
  6. Take a look at this AMD OC Guide. It covers Overdrive and Bios OC's.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/phenom-overclock-athlon,2161.html
  7. then there is this

    Roundup: The Best Overclocking Software : Introduction

    http://www.tomshardware.com/review [...] ,2059.html
  8. 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.
  9. Wow I wanna live in England!
  10. 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:
  11. 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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