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AMD 965 BE C2 Overclock help

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January 9, 2011 3:10:46 AM

I am running an AMD 965 BE C2 on an Asus M4N98TD mobo, 2 x 2gb DDR3 G.Skillz Ripjaw ram, cooler master, x2 GTS250 in SLI and I can't OVERCLOCK past 3.6ghz stable no matter what I do. I have read all the guides for days and researched on numerous forums and I can't figure it out. I have raised my voltage from 1.4 all the way up to 1.5 and everything in between. I have tried multiple utility programs after trying in Bios. Nothing past 200Mhz x 18 at 1.4625v will hold stable. I have gotten up to 3.8Ghz, 200Mhz x 19 at 1.4750v but when I run Prime95 and monitor my heat from Core Temp, it quickly (about 2min) reboots. I have read about people with lesser quality rigs getting 3.8Ghz stable just by raising the multiplier, I don't get what im doing wrong!?!?!

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January 9, 2011 3:20:42 AM


What are your temps with 3.6GHz?, with the C2 revision is a little difficult get 3.8GHz and above.
January 9, 2011 3:32:29 AM

At 3.6Ghz I am getting 55c with Prime95 100% load for almost an hour now, hoping it runs through the night. Also, I am controlling the overclock from Asus TurboV with all my settings in bios set to factory (auto).
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January 9, 2011 3:44:36 AM

Have you tried using the BIOS to OC? The TurboV program may be holding you back.
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January 9, 2011 4:15:51 AM

1- Don't use TurboV, those overclock programs aren't good.
2- With those temps, I'd not go for more. The recomended temps for your CPU are 63ºC and 55ºC if you don't want have problems....
January 9, 2011 3:45:29 PM

I deleted TurboV and set my bios to x18 multiplier and my voltage at 1.5, ran prime95 all night, succesful overclock to 3.6Ghz, which is not as high as I want but it will have to do. I did further reading and it seems that its the c2 holding me back. Thanks for the help though.
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January 9, 2011 7:07:35 PM

What temps are you getting?
January 10, 2011 1:58:58 AM

56 at torture and 37 at idle
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January 10, 2011 4:20:32 PM

Ok, looks safe for a C2 revision.