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Overclocking AMD Phenom II X6 1100T!

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March 23, 2011 12:13:25 AM

Hey guys, I just built my first computer last week, and so I am not very familiar with anything yet. I want to overclock my CPU though, and I need your help! I've been researching it for a few days, and I see all this talk about raising voltage, increasing the multiplier, checking temperatures and more. I am too scared to test on my own CPU until I know 100% what i'm doing though, because it cost me alot. Thanks SO much guys!

CPU: AMD Phenom Black II X6 1100T
Mobo: Asus M4A87TD/USB3
March 27, 2011 3:55:52 AM

@saint19

What motherboard do you recommend for the AMD Phenom II 1100t? I'm ordering my parts this week and am teetering on a few different ones. I don't want to make the wrong decision or waste money on crap. Thanks!

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March 27, 2011 4:00:50 AM

What's your budget for the mobo?
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March 27, 2011 4:01:50 AM

I don't really want to go above $300.00 and was planning on getting the ASUS Crosshair IV.
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March 27, 2011 4:08:39 AM

If you can get the CH IV, go with it, that's and excellent mobo. If you need save some money keeping high quality and overcloking features, the Gigabyte 890FXA-UD5 is a very good solution.
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March 27, 2011 4:12:12 AM

That's great news. I want to make sure by getting the Crosshair IV, that I'm setting myself up for the "future," for some time at least. I don't want to have to buy a new motherboard soon if my needs from a processor or video card change. Thanks very much for the help.

Two more quick questions if you don't mind. My power supply will probably be running at about 600 watts, which I understand to be enough for this rig I'm building. I'm wondering about that. Secondly, do you have any idea how to "favorite" a thread on here?

Thanks a mil,

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March 28, 2011 2:30:23 AM

If you want a rig for future, you should wait for Bulldozer since the current mobos will not be compatibles with the next AMD CPUs generation.

Your 1st question, what brand is your PSU?, regarding the 2nd question, what do you mean with "favorite"
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March 28, 2011 2:54:51 AM

I have a dilemma. I don't want to wait on the build and wait for Bulldozer to come out (June?) but also it would be great to have the latest and greatest processor. I haven't ordered the power supply yet but running the 1100T and Sapphire 6950, I want to make sure I get the right power supply. All of my research can be so confusing at times!

Don't worry about the favorite thing, I just thought I could bookmark my threads for easy access to the ones I like.
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March 28, 2011 1:42:50 PM

That doesn't work as simple, some CH IV support the AM3+ CPUs and some doesn't.
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March 29, 2011 1:41:05 AM

Which motherboard is better for PhenonIIx6 1100T black edition with 2 or 3 Radeon 6970's?

MSI 890-FXA-GD70

Or

ASUS Crosshair IV Formula

Both have the AMD 890FX chipsets, but I cant figure out which one is BETTER, like overall. ALSO, overclocking features would be nice, if one of these boards has some sort of onboard features... I have been researching them for days and cant figure this out!!! Its driving me nuts...
Thanks guys
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March 29, 2011 5:36:28 AM

^CH IV without doubt.
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March 29, 2011 1:42:26 PM

SO I shouldnt get the x6? I will have to really dumb down my hardware choices if I go intel... but if thats where I will get the best preformance from a crosfire setup... anybody else got an opinion on this?
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March 29, 2011 1:59:09 PM

For a 2-Way Crossfire a X6 is fine, but for 3-Way Crossfire or SLI Intel is the way to go.
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March 29, 2011 2:01:13 PM

Let me be a little more specific...
I am putting together a high end 3D workstation. I will mostly be using Maya on it, and I want to be able to render at higher settings, faster and with less preformance related crashes. I have chosen so far, the phenom IIx6 1100t black, and a radeon 6970 (which i was planning on crossfireing later down the line, hence the motherboard question uo there^)

So...

1. I still want opinions on the motherboard question above (thanks SAINT19, i appreciate the answer and that about swings my decision, but just want a general consencious)

2. Will the x6 really bottleneck a multi gpu setup? even with its onboard overclocking software?

3. Am I better off with the x6 and one badass vid card(rad 6990), or I7 with a couple older cards (rad 6950)

Thanks again everyone for the help, this is my first build, and while I have learned alot from research, advice is still the best way to figure some stuff out...
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March 29, 2011 2:04:59 PM

Thanks again SAINT19, that puts my mind at ease, I was really starting to second guess myself. I can keep it at 2 cards, and keep them newer, rather than go for 3...
thanks again, most helpful :) 
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March 29, 2011 4:04:28 PM

^What score do you get with your Crossfire on 3DMark Vantage?
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March 29, 2011 4:35:33 PM

A Phenom II X6 1090T with 6870 Crossfire score P25xx. 27xx for GPUs and 20xx for CPU, that IMO isn't that bad results.
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March 30, 2011 10:46:16 AM

:eek2: 

Save the women and children, first. Send in the 82nd Airborne. I am in control here, in the White House. The GPU score says it alone.


That's some pitiful stuff you got there, Psycho. Really. And IIRC, you disposed of your supposed x6 Thuban months before the HD6870 even came to market. So, I'm calling, " 'Shens " on your bull sheet. Go back to trolling another section.
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March 30, 2011 1:20:30 PM

So, wisecracker and SAINT. Should I heed this advice of the x6 bottlenecking and go i7? Or is he really BSing?

Plus I thought x6 chips were better suited for programs like photoshop, and Maya, which is what its for... mostly maya.

I guess it is only a 150 doller difference on the chip. But will radeon graphics cards work as well with the i7, if I do get that chip? Or do I need to switch to a different brand?
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March 30, 2011 1:28:20 PM

With those results, if you have the money go ahead with the i7 SB, the X6 is an option is you don't have the money for SB.

Regarding those applications, the X6 has more advantage on that part because are six real cores, even that, the i7 can give you an excellent performance on those applications and you won't need change the GPUs, only CPU and mobo.
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March 30, 2011 3:06:55 PM

OK, well that about clears my worries away. Thaks for all the tips. I think I will just shell out the extra cash, and get the i7.
Thanks again for the advice :) 
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March 30, 2011 3:13:27 PM

i5-2500k can give you excellent performance for the price plus an ASUS P8P67 Pro
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September 4, 2011 3:26:58 AM

hi i was wondering if anyone can help me out. i got myself a gaming rig and oc it to 3.9 stabel but any higher it's not stabel can anyone help me out with that please. and sorry if i'm not in the right thread and please refer me to the right thred here is my my set up ..

CPU
AMD Phenom II X6 1100T

MOTHERBOARD
Crosshair IV Formula

RAM
corsair 4x4 gig = 16 gig

VIDEOCORDS
(ATI saphier 6970 2gig) x2 = 4gig video

cooler master
h70 water cooling

and a rapter hdd 600gig

over heating not and issue i can give more info if needed
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September 6, 2011 10:50:15 PM

You should start a new thread in this section, include your voltages at idle and load, along with your IMC/NB and HT speeds, and pertinent BIOS information on Turbo, LCC, etc.

3.9GHz on a six-core ain't too shabby but perhaps folks can help you a bit.

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