Need some advice on Overclocking

Good Morning my peeps

I finally got the upgrades installed, and i am a little stomped

I own a AMD Phenom II X6 @ 3.3GHz, i use AMD overdrive but i rather
Overclock and save them to the BIOS, for some unknown reason
In AOD i can overclock my system to 3.5GHz or 3.6GHz sometime
And hardly anything ever happens except a few BSOD's and lockups
here and then. I kind of pretty much have the same setup in AOD
As i tried in BIOS. (I don't use the oc settings and bios and aod at the same time)
Am i doing something wrong? First i disable AOD. Restart my Rig. Then go into

I Go to my AI Overclock Profile

I set my CPU Ratio to 16.00
CPU Bus @ 220

16.00x220= 3520MHz which gives me 3.5GHz, it's not as stable as AMD OD
and when i start up and go back into BIOS it tells me i have 3520MHz
And when i open up dxdiag it tells me i have 3.1GHz so i figure that
some kind of way i underclocked my pc. I don't know whats the deal here :(

I wish i could overclock to 3.8GHz or 4.0GHz, i am getting a new CPU cooler today
It's another Zalman, Zalman CNPS 9900-Max Blue LED This sucker is big too
And i hear alot of good things hopefully it can cool my PII so i can overclock it.
I only OC it a tiny bit because i know my temps get around 120F at times with
my current Zalman 7000 series installed.

But hopefully you guys understand what i am saying, i tried to break it down the best
way i can. Also i provided my system specifications below. If you all need them.

RAM: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB DDR3
Processor: AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Processor, Black Edition 3.3GHz*
Video Card: Sapphire 100314-3L Radeon HD 6870 1GB
Hard Drive: 1TB Western Digital, 500GB Western Digital, 300GB Seagate (all SATA connections)
Heatsink: Zalman CNPS7000C-Cu
Power Supply: Corsair TX850W 850 Watt SLI/Crossfire Certified
Sound Card: Creative Labs Soundblaster X-FI Titanium Fatal1ty
Motherboard: ASUS M4A79XTD EVO (BIOS: 2102)

Hope you guys have a great Monday

Take Care
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  1. Hi.

    Take a look of this guide, can help you to overclock your CPU:

    Disable Cool'n'Quite, C1E Support and spread spectrum (disable by default but check it) in your BIOS
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