Athlon X4 overclock?

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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  1. Hi.

    What mobo, RAM and PSU do you have?
  2. Mobo: ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3

    Ram: 4gb G Skill ripjaws DDR3 1600mhz CL9

    Psu: Antec earth watts 500w
  3. 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.
  4. NB and HT what ones do i look at and also what should I be seeing? sorry but OC not my forte.
  5. 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
  6. @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
  7. 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
  8. okay so iam at 3.6ghz and about to do a prime 95 test
  9. There was a typo ...All voltages should be set to manual
  10. 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?
  11. Yep get you the Cooler Master Hyper 212+ it kicks but.....and its currently $15.00 after rebates at Newegg
  12. 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?
  13. 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
  14. 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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