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Problems overclocking my computer past 4.2Ghz?

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February 23, 2012 9:05:45 PM

Hello all,

I am having some problems while overclocking my computer. It is currently running at 4.201 Ghz Stable right now but when I try to overclock it higher it freezes or turns off on me. Why is that?

AMD PHENOM II 1100T (3.3ghz) BLACK EDITION PROCESSOR
ASUS FORMULA IV MOTHERBOARD
16 Gbs CORSAIR VENGENCE RAM 1600Mhz (4X4Gbs STICKS)
CORSAIR 850 Watt MODULAR PSU
EVGA GTX 470 SUPER CLOCKED VIDEO CARD
OCZ VERTEX 3 Sata 3 SSD HD's X 2 (120Gb)
THERMALTAKE BIGWATER 760i WATER COOLING UNIT
HAF 932 CASE


Any suggestions or comments would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance..

SiC-TaCTiCS

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February 23, 2012 9:36:37 PM

You are at the limit of the chip. Thuban chips top out in the 4 - 4.3Ghz range and that's as high as they go. You are lucky you got one that goes to 4.2Ghz.
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February 23, 2012 9:46:01 PM

anort3 said:
You are at the limit of the chip. Thuban chips top out in the 4 - 4.3Ghz range and that's as high as they go. You are lucky you got one that goes to 4.2Ghz.


agree..

even many of x6 chips have to struggle hard in order to reach 4ghz...like mine :cry: 

but more information actually will be help.
about core voltage, nb frequency, htlink, and configuration of your bus and multiplier..

ps: sorry for my poor english :) 

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February 24, 2012 1:03:34 AM

Give us more information about your overclock, we may be able to help you get further, but your already lucky to have reached 4.2Ghz. I've got a 1090T that can't even do 4.0Ghz.
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February 24, 2012 2:14:04 AM

Hey guys,

to overclock i just used the Asus TurboV EVO software that came with the MOBO.

AMD PHENOM II 1100T (3.3ghz) BLACK EDITION PROCESSOR
ASUS FORMULA IV MOTHERBOARD
16 Gbs CORSAIR VENGENCE RAM 1600Mhz (4X4Gbs STICKS)
CORSAIR 850 Watt MODULAR PSU
EVGA GTX 470 SUPER CLOCKED VIDEO CARD
OCZ VERTEX 3 SSD HD's X 2 (120Gb)
THERMALTAKE BIGWATER 760i WATER COOLING UNIT
LG BLU-RAY BURNER
HAF 932 CASE
SAMSUNG 55" LED 3D TV
WINDOWS 7 x64 Bit

Current settings

CPU Ratio: @ 21.0 = 4200 MHz
CPU Freq: @ 200 (MHz)
CPU Voltage: @ 1.4V
CPU/NB: @ 1.15V
DRAM Voltage: @ 1.5V
VDDA Voltage: @ 2.5V
NB Voltage: @ 1.1V
SB Voltage: @ 1.113V
VDDPCIE Voltage: @ 1.113V
DRAM Ctrl Vref: @0.500x
HT Voltage: @ 1.2V
NB 1.8 Voltage: @ 1.8020V
VDDR Voltage: @ 1.20575V
DRAM Data Vref: @ 0.500x

All of these voltages are adjustable with the TurboV EVO software. Please let me know if there is anything else I can tweek. Also please let me know if there are any specific settings and information that would help.

And thanks everyone for taking the time to answer my questions and give suggestions.

SiC-TaCTiCS
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February 24, 2012 2:16:36 AM

Like I said above you are lucky to have a chip that even hits 4.2Ghz. That's about the upper limit for those chips.

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February 24, 2012 2:20:03 AM

Thank you, i was just reposting with more info about the overclock as a couple other people asked for that info.
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February 24, 2012 6:29:19 AM

wow...only 1.4 v and reach 4.2ghz..??

you have a "super diamond platinum rank" batch then..

1.475v is the highest safe voltage for amd six core processor..

go for it..

maybe you'll get around 200-300mhz more juice from your processor..

don't forget to raise your cpu nb at least at 2600mhz ..it'll give significant boost for whole of your system..
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February 25, 2012 8:59:17 AM

I'm also trying to get to 4200Mhz.
I'm now stable at 3970Mhz in Prime95.

I managed to run a 3DMark CPU test on 4200Mhz. It got 61.2 degrees with my Noctua NH-D1. But with Prime95 I got a BSOD.

How hot does your CPU get with the watercooling.?

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February 25, 2012 9:37:23 AM

Try OCCT for 1 hour and see how it goes
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February 26, 2012 11:33:14 AM

it’s all about temps guys 4.3 + is achievable with the right temps as long as i keep my temps below 55 im 100 % stable @4.33 what i found also was rising my h/t , n/b speeds and increasing the vdroop helped my stability also try doing all your overclocking with your ram set at 1333 as that’s the speed of the imc on your processor
look here for some helpful guide lines for speeds and voltages
https://spreadsheets.google.com/pubkey=0Atid2icGx257dFc...

Remember there just guide lines all hardware is different
Don’t be afraid to increase voltage on your cpu as long as your temps stay in check (voltage won’t kill a cpu but heat sure will) ( keep it under 62c at all times )
I see your using the big water 760 i lcs unfortunately you will not get very far using just that system as it cannot dissipate enough heat out of you loop i know this because its basically the same as the lcs that was included in my kandalf lcs case except the kandalf came with a 120.3 rad ( 3x 120mm rad) and that was not enough to keep the thuban cool in my opinion you need more cooling before you try for extreme overclock numbers
on the other hand you have been told your chip is at its limits this can be true in some cases as i have ran into that myself my 965 be would not clock over 4.2 even at 40c as a max temp so it is very possible your simply at your chips limit as stated above
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