Hello, I need some help overclocking my AMD Phenom II 955 x4 BE.
Cooling is no problem, as I got the Noctua NH D-14 cooler.
I don't know how to overclock the CPU, however, in the manual it said I could configure this in BIOS, so I went to have a look.
In BIOS there is a feature to change the CPU clock ratio, im also adding a picture of this.
If I click on this feature, it tells me that I can change the clock ratio up to: x35. I'd believe this equals the same as 3.5 ghz, but I dont know. So, how do I safely overclock my CPU?
I would go into BIOS, change your CPU multiplier to 17x, then save and exit. This will bring you from 3.2GHz up to 3.4GHz. If it runs with no problems for a few days then bump it up to 17.5x wait a few more days, and then 18x. If you machine starts having problems then go into BIOS and dial it back by 0.5x
Be sure to keep an eye on your CPU temperature. I know you have a good cooler, but it doesn't hurt to check.