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June 30, 2010 5:22:58 PM

I'm trying to overclock my 1055t 125w processor on my MSI 890FXA-GD70 but ive never overclocked and i really dont want to fry my computer on the first attempt. From the reviews i have read on Newegg.com i should be going for "I ran a pretty simple overclock to 3.5 GHz because I didn't want to overstress the CPU. I'm running a 250 MHz FSB with the chip @ 1.35v and the NB @ 1.25v. The FSB bump pushed my RAM (which is at a 3:10 ratio) up to 1666 MHz."* also "4.5GHz, Hypertransport and NB speed: 2500MHz, Ht ref. Clock: 250 MHz, VID: 1.3875, CPU multiplier: 17.50, Turbo: Off"** as well as "I installed this processor on an MSI GD70 with the new 890FX chipset and it booted right up no problems. I immediately went to the BIOS and increased the front side bus speed to 250 Mhz, and reduced the HT back down to 2000 Mhz. The CPU responded with a stead, and stable, 3.5 Ghz across six cores! And this is with the stock AMD CPU cooler that comes with the CPU."***

The overclock im going for is 3.5GHz but i dont know what to change or in what order (again dont want to fry things).

Currently using stock heatsink/fan but i plan on getting a new cooling solution (either fan or watercool) and could definately use a few reccommendations on that area as well to support this overclock...i would prefer air cooling but am open to trying out watercooling (never done it before).

Using Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit and BIOS is currently at default settings with all the latest drivers installed and the BIOS flashed to version 1.6 (latest).

Equipment:
Motherboard - MSI 890FXA-GD70 (item # N82E16813130274 @ Newegg)
CPU - AMD Phenom II x6 1055t 125w (item # N82E16819103851 @ Newegg)
Thermal Compound - Arctic Silver 5 (item # N82E16835100007 @ Newegg)

* - Reviewer "R" posted under heading "Huge bang for the buck!" at 6/22/2010 3:49:14 PM at Newegg.com
** - Reviewer "Yea" posted under heading "The Beast!!!" at 6/5/2010 10:49:50 PM at Newegg.com
*** - Reviewer "Gsa700" posted under heading "X6 1055T" at 5/31/2010 9:43:14 AM at Newegg.com

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June 30, 2010 9:36:48 PM

And im an idiot cause i totally didnt even think about looking at the motherboard manual lol. I'll read it after work and see where that takes me.
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July 1, 2010 7:59:47 AM

What over-clock are you going for? Your post say you have had it stable at 3.5GHz and thats also what you stated for the OC you are going for. Also what ram do you have?
You need to find your system's highest FSB is.
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