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Newb Overlclocking AMD Phenom (First timer)

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October 16, 2011 4:24:49 PM

Hello All,

I've been doing some research and decided I've never overcooked my CPU and would like to give it a shot since I'd like to squeeze some more power out my processor. I've never overclocked a CPU before so this is my first time. I do now how to access BIOS to change the settings (Multiplier, FSB, Voltage) But I'm still a bit confused. I read the article on how to overclock the AMD phenom BE processors but that left my head spinning.

Not looking to go all out, I'd just like to OC to about 3.0ghz. Specs are below

AMD Phenom Quad Core 9950 2.6GHz BE (125w)
Noctua NH-C12P CPU Cooler (temps stay around 40c)
MSI DKA790GX Platinum Motherboard
Corsair Dominator 4GB 240 Pin DDR2 1066 (PC28500)
Gigabyte GV-R485MC-1GH Radeon HD 4850 1GB
Corsair HX Series CMPSU-100HX 1000w PSU

Thanks for any help!
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October 16, 2011 6:37:51 PM

OC section of the MSI DKA790GX Platinum is called the CELL Menu. This is where the magic takes place.
- see CPU-Z default multi and fsb also voltage and then boot, go bios menu cell :
- amd cool n quite disabled
- let adjust cpu fsb frequency at [200]
- adjust cpu ratio from auto to [many option]
- try oc without adding voltage
Or read this article review your mobo : http://overclockersclub.com/reviews/dka790gx/
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