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Athlon X4 overclock?

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December 16, 2011 4:02:34 PM

Hey guys I was wondering if there is some sort of an overclock guide for my CPU its a AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz.

Any help would be great because I am a newbie when it comes to this stuff.

Thanks

-D54th :sol: 

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December 17, 2011 12:41:32 AM

Hi.

What mobo, RAM and PSU do you have?
December 17, 2011 4:56:16 AM

Mobo: ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3

Ram: 4gb G Skill ripjaws DDR3 1600mhz CL9

Psu: Antec earth watts 500w
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December 17, 2011 9:01:56 PM

Your mobo isn't the best one for overclock but we can try it.

First step is disable Cool'n'Quite, C1E support and PCI-E spread spectrum (disable by default I think). Start to read what does the reference clock (also called FSB) and the relation between the FBS and the frequency of RAM, NB and HT.
December 18, 2011 1:00:51 AM

NB and HT what ones do i look at and also what should I be seeing? sorry but OC not my forte.
December 18, 2011 11:27:09 AM

The easiest way to start out is to disable what saint19 suggested - Cool'n'Quite, C1E support and PCI-E spread spectrum.

Then raise the cpu multiplier one step at a time and run a stability test (eg prime95) for 30 minutes at least. When you get to a point where the stability test fails, increase the voltage minimally and repeat the stability tests.

Where you stop is when your temps reach too high, at which point you need a better cpu cooler to further the oc. I'd stay as far below 60C as i could. my pII x4 955 i kept at 3.7Ghz running at a cool <50C at 100% load
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December 18, 2011 3:28:06 PM

@jbseven-->multi is locked on that chip.....

OP ...just disable the feature saint said then lower your RAMS speed down to like 1333 MHz raise the FSB to 240..that should get you up around 3.7 GHZ with 1600 MHz RAM...NB and HT should be kept between 2000-2400 MHz..All voltages should be set to manual
...this is just the beginning...my hands hurting from typing I will get back to you on this issue ASAP
December 18, 2011 11:04:50 PM

lowjack989 said:
@jbseven-->multi is locked on that chip.....

OP ...just disable the feature saint said then lower your RAMS speed down to like 1333 MHz raise the FSB to 240..that should get you up around 3.7 GHZ with 1600 MHz RAM...NB and HT should be kept between 2000-2400 MHz..All voltages should be set to auto...this is just the beginning...my hands hurting from typing I will get back to you on this issue ASAP


Alright thanks
December 18, 2011 11:57:10 PM

okay so iam at 3.6ghz and about to do a prime 95 test
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December 19, 2011 12:23:06 AM

There was a typo ...All voltages should be set to manual
December 19, 2011 12:25:17 AM

lowjack989 said:
There was a typo ...All voltages should be set to manual


Okay will do so far it is stable but my temps are 64 100% load 40 Idle but i am running the stock cooler lol Time for a new one if I want to continue?
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December 19, 2011 12:40:09 AM

Yep get you the Cooler Master Hyper 212+ it kicks but.....and its currently $15.00 after rebates at Newegg
December 19, 2011 12:48:40 AM

all right I will most likely do that, so what would I do to push it even harder? will I have to play with voltages and stuff?
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December 19, 2011 1:50:16 AM

voltages yes, and heat will be the primary stability factors...then RAM and MOBO would be seconary factors but all play an integral role in overall stability i.e: NB, HT, RAM thresholds
December 19, 2011 2:02:48 AM

okay when i get my cooler in ill be sure to bump this thread up also how far do you think I can go?
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