Hi, after looking at various forums online, I noticed that this place seems to have all the information in the world hahaha, I hope that I can learn as much as possible here and someday help others with the questions I'm having...
I recently built my second computer and decided to try overclocking... Here is a rundown of what I'm using
MSI 870A-G54 M.B.
AMD Phenom II X6 1055t @ 3.6ghz
OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage
Western Digital 1TB HDD @ 7200RPM Caviar black
MSI Hawk 5770 @ 1000mhz C.C. & 1350mhz M.C.
ThermaltakeV5 case and 650W PSU
As you can see I've bumped the clock speed of the cpu to 3.6ghz, I chose not to go further on the factory heatsink fan... The hawk is overclocked as well. I'm kind of scared to run prime95 for 24hours due to the max temperature being 55C after 15 minutes... Can I really hold the cpu at those kind of temps for that long and not cause damage?
The system's been stable through 15 minutes pf P95 and about 30 minutes of left for dead 2 with everything maxed out. I just want to make sure I'm doing this as efficiently as possible and not going to cause any long term damage to any components. My BIOS readings are as follows...
CPU Voltage: 1.345
CPU NB Voltage: 1.187
DRAM Voltage: 1.630
SB Voltage: Auto
NB Voltage: 1.180
HT Link Voltage 1.285
CPU Freq 3598mhz
CPU NB Freq 2570 mhz
RAM Freq 1713mhz
Being that I'm so new to this I'm sure I should be doing something differently hahaha, any feedback?
Nah. I use 3.5 Ghz all the time. Just keep an eye on the temperature. These processors are overvolted. I use 1.3 cpu volts at 250mhz bus. Turn the turbo mode off. Use defaults for the rest of the voltages. Set the HT to 2000Mhz. Set the dram as frequency close to but under it's rating. In my case that's 1300Mhz. Overclocking the memory is not a good idea or very productive.
Use it in a cool room with lots of fans on it and a good heat sink. You'll be fine.
Shortly after I posted this I was able to find more information on overclocking this processor... I ended up taking the ram back down to 1333mhz and all voltages to auto with the nb freq at 2000mhz... Temps max at 50 degrees now during prime95... Everything runs great! I have a hyper 212+ on order now, then it's time to attempt 4.0ghz!