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Need Help Overclocking Phenom II x6 1055T

My computer has the following components:

Processor: AMD Phenom II x6 1055t
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme 4
RAM: 2* 4GB G.Skill Sniper DDR3 (Speed: DDR3-1600 (PC3 12800))

I (unfortunately) have the stock cpu cooler, but i have front, top and side mounted fans.

Every time I have tried to overclock it always results in boot failure, blue screen, unchanging black screen, etc.
Because I have only just got the motherboard I wanted to get help overclocking it to at least 3.5Ghz+
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  1. well i wouldnt suggest going higher then that with a stock cooler but have you adjusted the vcore voltage? Bumping it up a noth or two will probably make it run stable
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    Not sure what your experience is, but I just finished my frist build and was able to get a stable overclock at 3.5GHz pretty easily but I backed it down until I get a better motherboard and CPU Cooler. My MSI board is not known for handling X6's very well. You should be good to go with the ASrock, but you may need a better CPU cooler.
    Start here and adjust:
    FSB=250
    Vcore=1.34 V

    Use whatever RAM divider gets your ram speed closest to stock specs, you can mess with overclocking this once you have you processor settled. Same goes for the HT link and NB. Be sure to disable cool & quiet and turbo core as well along with spread spectrum (If you have this option in BIOS). Download coretemp or HWmonitor for temps (I added 13° offset to coretemp as the sensors read low). You want to keep it below 62°C when testing using Prime95. If you can't, you'll have to add better cooling. That said, you really don't want it running any hotter than you can help, so better cooling is always a good idea.
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