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Phenom II 955: Just a little overclocking

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May 21, 2010 1:02:02 AM

I'm not ready for extreme OC yet because i'm not comfortable messing around with RAM timing, NB, and HT frequencies yet. I've followed guides on how to do it before, but i can't get a stable build, so i would like to OC the CPU just a little bit in the meantime.

I increased the CPU multiplier to get a 3.5ghz frequency, set the FSB to 200mhz, and set the CPU voltage to 1.35. I ran prime95 for an hour and the CPU temp was 52 Celsius.

Do i need to do anything else? Basically i'd like to get the most out of my CPU with the least amount of tweaking.

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May 21, 2010 2:06:02 AM

1.35 seems a lil 2 high to me, but im new to overclocking and i have yet to overclock my x4 945
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May 21, 2010 2:08:07 AM

forgot to ask u mean u cant get a stable clock with temp? or it crashe's etc? coz if its crashing u generaly need to increase ur voltage, and then ur going to need to get a better Cooler to take the stress.
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May 21, 2010 2:13:36 AM

1.35 is the default voltage for the 955.

Yeah, my comp crashes when i increase the speed to 3.8ghz and tweak with other settings. I'm probably doing it wrong, that's why i need to keep it simple =)
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May 21, 2010 3:31:39 AM

you need to increase cpu voltage to run stable at 3.8ghz, bring it up to around 1.45-1.5
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May 21, 2010 3:48:11 AM

thanks
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May 21, 2010 4:51:43 AM

you may be able to get stable at a lower voltage than that, try 1.4 first, then raise it in increments if unsuccessful. no need running it at a higher voltage than necessary, as you'll just end up with high temps.
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May 21, 2010 5:30:26 AM

I'm at 3.6 Ghz, 1.4v, and NB 2200. I only ran Prime95 for 5 minutes and the CPU temp was 54 degrees. I'll do a full load test later, but i'm gaming right now and the system seems ok. Running at 46 degrees.
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May 21, 2010 7:30:04 AM

sounds good. yeah i would recommend prime95 for at least 4 hours, though preferably overnight.
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