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Help me understand overclocking without walls of Text (:

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January 5, 2012 2:20:36 AM

Well, I am in the midst of Overclocking my Phenom II 555 BE processor. My motherboard is unable to unlock it to quad, so I figured giving the Overclocking game a hand. I went straight to the BIOS and upped multiplyer and nothing else.
Multiplier seems to raise the speed of it so I kept going. I have an aftermarket cooler (CM Hyper 212 EVO) and I would like to know when to stop raising my Multiplier. People say stress testing is good.
Can someone clarify what to look for when i have reached my limit, I am at 3.8ghz on air at the moment and system has not BSOD or froze, I am currently running Prime 95 this second, I use it for 10 minutes and then up multiplier by .5 more.

IS THIS CORRECT, HAVE I DONE ANYTHING WRONG? People say with Black Edition, thats all there is too it.
Thanks, guys.
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a b K Overclocking
a b V Motherboard
January 5, 2012 9:03:26 AM

somewhat correct
run large ftt for 1 hour and if stable then increase multiplier by .5
if not then down it by .5, and this way find its max
you may need to increase your vcore upto 1.4v

keep an eye on temp and keep them below 60, if they are getting above 60 then safe overclocking limit reached.