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Issues getting past ~3.66GHz

Last response: in Overclocking
July 21, 2012 11:49:21 PM

Hey all,

I have a Phenom II x4 965 BE and an ASUS M4A79XTD EVO mobo. When overclocking I can get my bus speed up to about 220 stable, but putting the multiplier so that core speed is greater than about 3.7Ghz always makes it unstable, no matter what voltage. Even lowering bus speed and increasing multiplier isn't stable. I have a few theories, but would like others opinions!

Heres what I think:

A) PSU can't provide enough power for the CPU
B) Got very unlucky with chip and that's the limit. (I thought PII's could average about 4GHz?!)

Thanks a lot!

More about : issues past 66ghz

July 22, 2012 2:47:36 AM

Power info: 750W PSU, with 2 crossfired 5770's. Loads of fans inc. 2x200mm ones. Couple HDDs.
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July 22, 2012 3:32:10 AM

Try raising the multiplier first then mess with the FSB. Also you are underclocking your ram right?
July 22, 2012 12:58:57 PM

I didnt even think of ram, derp, thanks! What would be the best way to underclock ram? Halve the speed or loosen timings?