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Trying to get to 4ghz *Caution lots of pics*

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March 22, 2010 3:01:09 AM

Alright need some feedback. Just tried 1.46 volts to get to 4.0 ghz. I'm new to this so from my understanding i should just keep trying to increase cpu voltage? I see alot of people getting low volts and hitting 4.0 ghz so want to make sure i'm not doing something wrong. at 1.46 my system just scrambles and restarts. Is there any other voltages i should be increasing or anything i should be adjusting? Currently at 3.8 at 1.4.

AMD phenom II x4 965 125w
Crucial 8gb 1333 9-9-9-24
msi 790fx board









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March 22, 2010 7:32:54 PM

What CPU do you have?
March 22, 2010 9:30:08 PM

lol sorry updated first post.
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March 23, 2010 3:34:31 AM

I have the exact same cpu. I'm assuming you're running 7 64-bit?
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March 23, 2010 4:23:34 AM

Try upping your cpu vcore to 1.5V, a number of reviews required that for stable 4.0Ghz+ speeds. Also keep in mind some Phenoms just won't hit 4.0ghz, it's right near the wall of their limits.
March 23, 2010 2:35:26 PM

ill try upping it steadily to 1.5. Think the highest ive gone is 1.47. My question is will i be able to drop latency on the ram once i get up there?
March 26, 2010 9:18:07 PM

i have a amd 965 running at 4.2 ghz air cool i will give u my setting sense i think u have the same board as me or at least the bios looks the same first set your cpu voltage to 1.5 and set your northbridge cpu voltage to 1.2 to 1.3 play around with that one depends how cool your case is to up cpu freg to 2400 to 2600 - 2550 works best for me but 2400 may work for u,to make sure your northbridge voltage is the same as your cpu northbridge voltage to upping your dram voltage to 1.8 to 1.9 should stable your ram dont rember what cpu cooler u r running but make sure its the top of the line cpu cooler just let u know what cooler i am ussing mine is a zelman 9900 and my overclock cpu idle heat is 31 c and load heat using everest burnin test is 47-50 c after 2 hour run so let me know how those work for u
March 27, 2010 5:39:44 PM

Ok just making sure i get this right before a test run

CPU Voltage: 1.5volts
CPU-NB:1.2 or 1.3
NB Voltage: Same as CPU-NB
DRAM Voltage: Increase to around 1.8

I'm running coolermaster hyper 212 plus.
March 27, 2010 9:03:50 PM

looks good give it a run
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