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Overclocking 550 BE

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January 16, 2010 12:39:18 PM

I ran into some problems opening the cores, unfortunately it wasn't stable :( 

So i began overcloking.

I raised the multiplier to X16.0 and while tasting for stability (totaly stable) read some guides.

I found out most people have to raise their cpu voltage in order to get a high stable result.

What are the risks? how high should i go?

my system:

AMD Phenom II X2 550 BE 3.1 ghz (currently 3.2) BOX
A data 4gb (2x2) 800 MHZ vitesta
Gigabyte GA-Ma770-UD3
Ati Powercolor hd4870 512mb
Antec Two hundred
Seasonic ss500-et
samsung (don't remember model) 500 GB
LG (don't remember model) dvd burner

How high would i be able to go with my stock cooler?

And another stupid question : "can an PSU cable (the one that goes into the electricity) affect overclocking? because Up till now i had no success OCing and changing the cable seemed to work"

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January 16, 2010 3:47:53 PM

got to 3.5 GHZ
seems stable.
I raised CPU voltage to 1.35 to be safe (it didn't crash, I raised the temp before i rose to 3.3), ill try lowering it back to normal and see if its stable.

forgot to mention that after 1 hour OCCT linkpack check highest temp was 65 C
Is that ok? to much?
January 19, 2010 1:02:50 PM

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January 19, 2010 2:56:07 PM

As long as you monitor your temps and you do not push more than 1.5v on the CPU you will be fine. My 550 can do up to 4.1Ghz at 1.48v and the temps are fairly low, but since there is no point in running the CPU at that speed, I just leave it at 3.6Ghz (1.385v) ....

65c is wayyy off... You want your CPU in the 57/58c at the most... Make sure you are using an aftermarket cooler if you are going to run the CPU past 3.5Ghz =)