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Help ! oclocking amd phenom x3 8400

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July 17, 2011 7:42:15 PM

i am having problems in overclocking amd phenom x3 8400 (2.1GHz).right now its running stable at 2.5GHz, but it do not go over 2.5GHz and i want it at least 2.8GHz to reach.
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July 17, 2011 7:50:47 PM

Be happy with 2.5ghz and keep your eye on temps.

They are not very good overclockers, your lucky to get 400mhz.
November 18, 2011 10:13:43 PM

pointero7 said:
i am having problems in overclocking amd phenom x3 8400 (2.1GHz).right now its running stable at 2.5GHz, but it do not go over 2.5GHz and i want it at least 2.8GHz to reach.


I have the same processor in an MSI MS 7309 motherboard, and wondering if you could tell me what you did to overclock the Phenom X3 8400. I want to bring it up to 2.3 Ghz from the standard 2.1Ghz current speed. Is there special settings in my BIOS or did you use a software program? I thank you for your response.
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January 15, 2012 9:27:11 PM

Hey sorry ! that after long time i just signed in today,and was unable to help you !
Can u tell me that what options you have got in your bios for overclocking and that way i can help you easily.BTW i didn't done anything special to get reach 2.5GHz, i have just changed my CPU voltages and simply increased the speed from 2.1GHz to 2.5GHz that's it.
i will be waiting for your reply !
January 15, 2012 10:29:55 PM

Pointero7...where in BIOS did you increase the voltages? I have a MSI motherboard model K9N6PGM2-V (MS-7309)and don't know where to set the voltages manually. Only place in BIOS settings to increase anything manually is the section for the RAM voltages (DDR2-800Mhz). Is that where I can manually set the numbers for the CPU increase? Thanks for your response, and any other info you can offer.
January 20, 2012 5:42:57 PM

hey Redman did u got my message ! check your private messages !
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January 20, 2012 5:57:17 PM

Don't count on getting to 2.8ghz on phenom 1. They are well known for being difficult to overclock unlike phenom 2. The 95w and 125w as well 140w are not very good overclocks except for a few models that are already maxed out of the box. The E versions 65w are better but still sub 3ghz.
January 21, 2012 10:38:52 PM

Thanks for your answer,nforce4max
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