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Overclocking a Phenom 9850 BE

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September 23, 2010 4:44:53 AM

Okay, I think I might want to try overclocking to extend the life of my current system which I've had for two years. I know about increasing the FSB, and jumping up the voltage to find a sweet spot that's stable with tolerable temps, but the thing is, I'm not sure about what's safe in terms of voltage. How much of a voltage increase could I reasonably get away with if system is not stable at a certain clock speed?

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September 23, 2010 4:09:05 PM

Here's the primer I like to give folks:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/phenom-overclock-at...

That should be a good start. In terms of voltage, 1.4 V is safe but I believe that the PH I CPU's can be pushed to 1.45V. Don't try 1.5V.

You can expect that cpu to hit 3.0Ghz fairly easily. Beyond that you'll need aggressive cooling and even more aggressive overclocking methods. Even then, you may not get much more.

I think 3.0 is a very doable day to day overclock.
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September 30, 2010 12:37:17 AM

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