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Can I overclock an AMD Phenom II X6 1090T?

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November 19, 2012 2:20:30 AM

The default setting of the processor are 3.2GHz. Can I overclock this to 4.0GHz? This is not the Black Edition btw and my motherboard is 970A-UD3 if that helps.
November 19, 2012 2:26:49 AM

mb 3.8 for sure .... idk about anymore than that
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November 19, 2012 11:15:39 AM

1090T is a black edition processor...

so, can you overclock it to 4.0Ghz..?
Yes, you can.. :D 
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November 19, 2012 1:13:14 PM

Every chip is different.

Your motherboard should be able to handle the OC, but how high you can go while keeping the CPU stable, will vary between different chips, even with the same exact model number.

You could go higher than 4Ghz or you could get stuck just a couple hundred Mhz over stock clock.
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November 19, 2012 2:45:10 PM

Z1NONLY said:
Every chip is different.

Your motherboard should be able to handle the OC, but how high you can go while keeping the CPU stable, will vary between different chips, even with the same exact model number.

You could go higher than 4Ghz or you could get stuck just a couple hundred Mhz over stock clock.

For an 'addict' that's pretty low. Don't discourage the dude. Even a 1045 could probably cross 4 easily, this is meant to go at least 4.5

DUD YOUR PROCESSOR IS A BEAST, it's sole purpose of existance is overclocking, how could that even be a question?
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November 19, 2012 3:41:41 PM

At salh, 4.5Ghz on a 1090T is very rare and for stability would likely require very high voltage and at least custom liquid cooling. 4.0Ghz possible but by no means guaranteed. Without a hyper 212+ or better you won't be getting to 4.0Ghz stable.

At OP, what kind of cooling are you utilizing?
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November 19, 2012 5:25:07 PM

salh said:
For an 'addict' that's pretty low. Don't discourage the dude. Even a 1045 could probably cross 4 easily, this is meant to go at least 4.5

DUD YOUR PROCESSOR IS A BEAST, it's sole purpose of existance is overclocking, how could that even be a question?



The truth is what it is.

And what's low about "higher than 4Ghz"?
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November 19, 2012 5:46:34 PM

phenom/thuban chip designed to hit wall at 4.3 - 4.4 Ghz at the "normal" voltage..
Sometimes it's need more than 1.6v..dangerous voltage for this chip
Except using LN2, more than that is pretty impossible..

and remember, each chip is different..
that's means the overclockability between chip is different too..
some lucky men can reach 4Ghz with easily, the others even can't reach 3.8 stable..


I've never heard that 1045T hit 4.5 Ghz "easily"..
well, link please.. :) 
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November 19, 2012 5:46:44 PM

Both of you, the 4.5 parts was an estimate based on similar cpus, never OCed it myself but with water i GUESS that would be around the limit
And 4/0 on the other hand is pretty basic, not guaranteed is for 0.0001% who're just plain unlucky, 245,745,945,1045 often get 4GHz, "55 most of the time 4.1, and so on, so i guess 90 is pretty good
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November 19, 2012 5:59:06 PM

salh said:
Even a 1045 could probably cross 4 easily, this is meant to go at least 4.5

So, if you're overclock 1045, at least the clock speed is 4.5Ghz, right?

by the way, I've never heard that 1045T hit 4.5 Ghz with that easily
well, link please.. :) 

salh said:
never OCed it myself but with water i GUESS that would be around the limit


well.. you can't suggest just based on guessing without any fact,
or it will be a miss leading.. :) 
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November 19, 2012 6:07:00 PM

I actually own and have overclocked a 1045t.

3.6 was a struggle, 3.4 was easy-ish. 4.0 will not happen with my example of the 1045t.
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November 20, 2012 1:02:25 PM

Z1NONLY said:
I actually own and have overclocked a 1045t.

3.6 was a struggle, 3.4 was easy-ish. 4.0 will not happen with my example of the 1045t.


You must be specially unlucky, because the 945s i have experienced with did easily go past 3.8-9
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November 20, 2012 1:04:12 PM

Quaddro said:
So, if you're overclock 1045, at least the clock speed is 4.5Ghz, right?

by the way, I've never heard that 1045T hit 4.5 Ghz with that easily
well, link please.. :) 



well.. you can't suggest just based on guessing without any fact,
or it will be a miss leading.. :) 

I didnt say 45 wiould go to 4.5, i said it would be no big deal if it went to 4, but THIS should go to 4.5, because 975s often do and even x65s
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November 20, 2012 1:21:20 PM

Overclocking 6 cores is not as easy as overclocking 4. Some people actually deactivate cores to reach higher clock speeds. (and lower temps)
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November 20, 2012 2:27:01 PM

salh said:
I didnt say 45 wiould go to 4.5, i said it would be no big deal if it went to 4, but THIS should go to 4.5, because 975s often do and even x65s


man... :D 

so you the rank the overclockability of processor based on the number of cpu series? :ouch: 

Because 1045 is bigger number than 980, that's means 1045 should have higher clock when everclocked than 980..? is that what you mean..?

man..
i can't stop laughing..:lol: 
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