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Noob overclocking, Just a little and the computer won't even start?

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May 30, 2011 8:38:32 PM

I've never overclocked a CPU until now, but I read how to do it, so I decided to start with my new Phenom II x4 970
It comes with 3.5GHz and I was going to, firstly just to experiment, raise it modestly to 3.6Ghz (not exatly, the closest I could get by raising the CPU Frequency was 3605 MHz)

I didn't touch the multiplier, just the frequency. (Can I adjust the multiplier though since it IS black edition, or whatever?)

Stock Fan

So, after doing that, the computer wouldn't start at all, and I ended up having to remove and replace the battery to reset information.

So what am I missing?

P.S.
If anyone knows an inexpensive heatsink/fan thats better (and NOT AS LOUD) as the stock one, I'd appreciate it.
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May 30, 2011 9:00:25 PM

Hi and welcome to Tom's forum

1- With the stock cooler isn't a good idea overclock your CPU.
2- All the info that your need for overclock your CPU is here: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/258573-29-black-editi...
3- Use that guide AFTER you install a good cooler, not stock cooler.
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May 30, 2011 9:01:02 PM

Ok, but I would also like some assistance on my first problem, It was a really low overclock which should be able to be achieved with the stock fan, right?
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May 30, 2011 9:03:59 PM

No I guess I haven't, One second.
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May 30, 2011 9:04:18 PM

You can hit the 3.8GHz with high temps. Why did you had to remove the battery? If you used the FSB instead of multiplier, then, your problem can be RAM, NB or HT frequency.
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May 30, 2011 9:06:37 PM

Right now (just surfing the internet with 3 tabs, Java server running minecraft)
its at 43
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May 30, 2011 9:15:51 PM

pyraetos1 said:
Right now (just surfing the internet with 3 tabs, Java server running minecraft)
its at 43


That's normal for stock cooler.
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