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January 2, 2012 11:18:46 AM

Mother Board = Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3
Processor = AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition
Ram = Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800)

Standard settings are...

CPU auto = 3300 MHZ
CPU FSB to 200
Memory Clock x6.66 = 3330mhz
Normal CPU Vcore =1.4750V

Settings #1
Overclocked settings (currently using)
CPU x18 = 3719.82 MHZ
CPU FSB to 240
Memory Clock x6.66 = 1599mhz (9-9-9-24)
Normal CPU Vcore =1.3750V (set to auto under system voltage control.)
DDR3 1.5V is currently at 1.484V

or

Settings #2
CPU x18 = 3800 MHZ
CPU FSB to 200
Memory Clock x8 = 1600mhz (9-9-9-24)
Normal CPU Vcore =1.3750V (set to auto under system voltage control.)
DDR3 1.5V is currently at 1.484V



My question for overclocking which is better what I currently use or these settings mostly for gaming.
Also what should be the hottest my CPU gets fully loaded running prime95?

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January 2, 2012 11:54:46 AM

actually higher FSB faster than default FSB but the ram SET 1 same as SET 2, and i think score benchmark maybe just little different,
i would go SET 2 because can get higher potential OC and max speed CPU
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January 2, 2012 12:01:16 PM

Hi and welcome to Tom's forum.

I agree with henydiah, the 2nd one give you a little better performance, maybe you also want rise a the NB frequency for get more performance of that RAM.
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January 2, 2012 1:51:50 PM

saint19 said:
Hi and welcome to Tom's forum.

I agree with henydiah, the 2nd one give you a little better performance, maybe you also want rise a the NB frequency for get more performance of that RAM.



Is it bad to push the ram beyond what it is supposed to do? Cause what I have it set to now is what newegg has listed for description. Basically its what I paid for.
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January 2, 2012 2:05:11 PM

Ashadelo said:
Is it bad to push the ram beyond what it is supposed to do? Cause what I have it set to now is what newegg has listed for description. Basically its what I paid for.


No, you are doing the same that you do to the CPU but to your RAM. Overclocking your RAM, that's all.
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January 2, 2012 2:07:48 PM

I just did not have any type of cooling for the ram. I had purchased a different cpu fan from the original stock fan I had recieved with it.
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January 2, 2012 2:15:47 PM

The temps will not rise a lot always than you don't rise the voltage too much.
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January 2, 2012 2:23:42 PM

Ok I will try that.

Is it safe to raise the voltage past 1.5? That is what newegg and I believe the packaging had listed for voltage.


Edit: Also, what kind of temptures should I not exceed when running prime95 (the little of everything test). If I go lets say above 67 C is that too high or no higher than that? When I run Core Temp the T.J. Max says 81C
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January 2, 2012 2:34:30 PM

Well, with AMD you can go at 1.65V without problems. I have used that Vengeance kit at 1.83V for just a while without problems but with good cooling.

For CPU, I'd not go above 55ºC.
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January 2, 2012 2:55:52 PM

Going to try this setting.


18x clocked at 3811mhz
212 NSB
HT Link 2120mhz
Mem Clock 8x at 1696mhz


Which prime95 setting should I run for a few hours on? Also my ram is a command rate of T2 i was not sure if I should do T1 or T2. I read that T1 can be a little faster but was not sure.
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January 2, 2012 3:14:17 PM

Probably won't see much difference between T1 and T2 and T1 is notoriously unstable when O/C'ed.
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January 2, 2012 4:28:56 PM

Thanks so much for all of the help everyone.


BTW, what prime95 test should I be running for a few hours? Blend?

18x clocked at 3816mhz
212 NSB
HT Link 2120mhz
Mem Clock 8x at 1696mhz


This is my current settings and I think it will be my goal to keep it at this. However I want to do a few things to cool it down some.
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