Overclocking higher

Hey guys, I haven't been on recently because I went to camp for a week so there's no wifi in the woods...lol
So don't worry I didn't forget about you guys...i didn't die either...lol
I just wanted to overclock higher like 3.8 - 4.0Ghz...yes I have just been wondering about how to mess with the north bridge correctly...what voltage setting do I change and by how much?...I'm worried about frying the north bridge because it runs pretty hot, I can burn my finger if I touch the nb heat sink and hold my finger there for a minute...
I just want a little help on overclocking to the high speeds...and I would appreciate experienced people like overshocked or OvrClkr to help me with this...anybody who knows how to overclock to high speeds safely...
Thanks

PS: I still didn't go through all the new posts on the threads I was in on...lol...I'm tired after camp...gonna go catch some z's...
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  1. What motherboard do you have? I attached a 40mm fan to mine and it lowered my temperatures by ~6c.
  2. I've got the cheapest 945 nb oced from 200 to 266 and its heat sink is extremely hot. Voltage is +0.3V. It's max oc for this nb and its been working like this for a year now. I would worry about this.
  3. videl said:
    Hey guys, I haven't been on recently because I went to camp for a week so there's no wifi in the woods...lol
    So don't worry I didn't forget about you guys...i didn't die either...lol
    I just wanted to overclock higher like 3.8 - 4.0Ghz...yes I have just been wondering about how to mess with the north bridge correctly...what voltage setting do I change and by how much?...I'm worried about frying the north bridge because it runs pretty hot, I can burn my finger if I touch the nb heat sink and hold my finger there for a minute...
    I just a little help on overclocking to the high speeds...and I would appreciate experience people like overshocked or OvrClkr to help me with this...anybody who knows how to overclock to high speeds safely...
    Thanks

    PS: I still didn't go through all the new posts on the threads I was in on...lol...I'm tired after camp...gonna go catch some z's...


    Yeah man, wich mobo?

    I replaced the stock heatsinks on my mobo with custom and it lowered my temps like 30c. The mod i did involved a intel stock heatsink for the NB. If you want to save time and would rather spend the money go for the thermalright hr-05. it will lower the temps signifigantly.

    You missed a decent amount while u were gone. My mobo finally died ) = :fou:

    So im spending a decent amount of money to replace it with a rampage extreme and im going to get a bunch of new coolers for it. Im also getting a ln2 pot for my NB. And my cpu ln2 pot arrived in the mail a few days ago although i havnt gotton around to testing it yet because as soon as i got home with the DICE to bench with i noticed that my mobo was dead so im waiting for a new mobo to arrive. Then expect some kickass results!
  4. And there's a good chance that you have simply reached the limit of what your CPU can do. When your up that high, everything matters: your choice of cooler, fans, NB cooling, case.

    I have an E5200 that I just cannot get past 3.75 GHz. :( with stability. Of course, my idea of stability is a 24 hour P95 test run. It's built primarily out of recycled parts and that's the best I can do. OTOH, a 50% OC on a cheapy CPU ain't bad.
  5. Sorry guys, my mobo is a GA MA770T UD3P and my CPU is the phenom II X2 550 with all cores unlocked. I have a cooler master V8 installed on that CPU...I don't have an aftermarket cooler for the north bridge unfortunately...and I'm sure I haven't reached the limit on that motherboard...thanks
  6. And sorry about your mobo, overshocked... :cry:
  7. I thought those chips had the integrated NB?

    I would get an HR-05 NB cooler. It will cool it really nice.

    If you dont want to spend $20 on a NB cooler then i would just attach a faster fan to the current heatsink.
  8. videl said:
    And sorry about your mobo, overshocked... :cry:



    Its all good. im using it as an excuse to get a new better MOBO.

    Actually it should be here any day now.
  9. I'm still thinking about a cooler for the nb...

    And btw jsc, a 50% overclock is amazing!!!
  10. Or you could buy an DICE/LN2 pot for your NB and get some really high clocks (=
  11. I was thinking about that before...it would be pretty cool to see how far my setup goes...
  12. Yep, i ordered a rampage extreme and am either going to make a pot or just buy one for my NB.

    I also have all kinds of crazy heatsinks coming in the mail... I will take tons of pice for you guys.

    I plan to do a DICE run the same day i get all my goodies.
  13. ^I'm waiting for that! :)
  14. Today I pushed my system to it's limits! I finally reached 16K! :D :p

    To remind you of my setup:

    CPU - AMD Phenom II X2 550 BE 3.1Ghz stock (unlocked to be a phenom II X4 B50 BE)
    CPU Cooler - Cooler Master V8
    RAM - G.Skill 4Gb (2 X 2Gb) 1333Mhz
    Motherboard - Gigabyte GA MA770T UD3P
    Graphics Card - Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 4850
    PSU - Tuniq 650W

    Overclock Settings:
    CPU: 4Ghz (Mult. X16, Bus 250Mhz, and Voltage 1.52v)
    RAM: 1333Mhz
    Graphics GPU: 700Mhz
    Graphics Memory: 1200Mhz

    Note: I noticed that when I added NB CPU voltage the system became less stable so I left it at default.
    And the temps were great! never exceeding 62C. (They were actually even lower!!!) :) :p

    Note:
  15. hey since righht now my cpu is at 3.92 its a 550 dual core not unlocked, and i wanted to get to 4ghz, right now i just changed the multiplier its at 19.5 now should i lower it and raise the fsb or whatever u wanna call it? Because that also changes the memory speed and other things. Maybe that way i can get it to 4ghz, and my voltage is set to 1.5v but shows as 1.48v and when i ran prime 95 it went up to 1.5 is that normal to be off a lil?

    what you think i should do to get up to 4ghz because im thinking if i balance out the multiplier and fsb i think i can get there.
  16. now that i seen videl get his up to 4ghz and unlocked i wanna get my dual core up to 4 lol.
  17. huntsman, you can use both the fsb (bus) and the multiplier to overclock to 4Ghz. When I tried going to 4 by just using the multiplier it wouldn't boot, so I set the multiplier to 16 and the fsb to 250 (200 by default), then I lowered the DRAM frequency to maintain my normal RAM speed. The DRAM frequency was set to X6, I set it to X5.33. The voltage for the processor I set to 1.525V (Although it shows 1.52V)
    Good Luck! :)
  18. thanks so like right now my ram is at x5.33 at 1066mhz so ur saying i should lower it to 4 or whatever the next number is going down so its at 800mhz and then raise the fsb as it will bring it back up to 1066, and the timings and voltage for ram i should leave them how they are right now set for 1066 right?
  19. huntsman said:
    thanks so like right now my ram is at x5.33 at 1066mhz so ur saying i should lower it to 4 or whatever the next number is going down so its at 800mhz and then raise the fsb as it will bring it back up to 1066, and the timings and voltage for ram i should leave them how they are right now set for 1066 right?


    Yes, leave everything else the same. The fsb will bring up the timings back up to 1066 if you pick it up by 50, but if you put the fsb at something else it won't be 1066 anymore. If you add less than 50 then it will be lower than 1066, but if you add more than 50 it will be higher than 1066. So experiment until you find your sweet spot. Good luck man!
  20. or can i push it to 1333 ? but then again it would heat up more, so maybe ill just do like u said bring it down and push the fsb up but i dont think ima set it till 50 cuz im thinking bout having the multiplier on 18 or so because isnt it better to use the multiplier instead of the fsb? im thinkin bout raising the fsb +10 or +20. and how come when you balance the multiplier and fsb you can push it to a farther overclock instead of pushing the multiplier to the max stable setting and then raising the fsb?
  21. I don't know...every board and chip is different and work differently...for instance, on my board when I set the CPU voltage to 1.550V it wasn't stable...but at 1.525V it was...(@ 4Ghz) I don't know why the fsb was more stable for me...I will try more, I want to overclock to 4.1 - 4.2Ghz...but we'll see
    I want to try overclocking to 4Ghz by using just the multiplier...we'll see what happens...
  22. yeah just got to play around with it, ima start my journey to try to get to 4ghz lol.
  23. Alrght,
    Good luck, man!!! :)
  24. got a question i put my ram on x4 and left the timings and voltage as it was set for 1066 and my pc wouldint power up, had to clear cmos. Why is that do you know? is it cuz of the timings or ???
  25. huntsman said:
    got a question i put my ram on x4 and left the timings and voltage as it was set for 1066 and my pc wouldint power up, had to clear cmos. Why is that do you know? is it cuz of the timings or ???


    I don't know...this puzzles me...did you put the fsb up?
  26. no hmm i dont know why it did that
  27. maybe if you didn't put the fsb up there was too much voltage or something to run at that speed...idk...keep trying...
  28. :( yeah thats what i thought maybe to much voltage but damnit had to reset the cmos and all the settings in bios now, ahh o well ima play with amd overdrive and test the stuff in there.
  29. Good luck...
  30. lol u too
  31. What voltage are you giving your ram?

    Btw huntsman, you need a picture i an remember you buy. [:lectrocrew:2]
  32. lol kk and the ram is at 1066 its at 2.1v and 5 6 6 16 22 timing.

    i was thinking of just lowering it to x4 800mhz and leave the voltage at stock which i think its at 1.8v and then play with the cpu raising the multiplier to 17 or 18 cuz there where i want it at and then raise the fsb every 2mhz and check for stability, and once it becomes unstable i was thinking of raising the mem voltage to 2.1v
  33. ^K try it out man...let's see what happens...
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