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How much will my cpu overclock?

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November 24, 2012 5:25:50 PM

I have a AMD Phenom II X4 955 at the stock speed of 3.20GHZ, how much could i overclock it on a gigabyte ga-ma770t-ud3 motherboard, and would I see a difference? How hot would it run with 1 fan in my pc?

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November 24, 2012 6:20:46 PM

Well I have the same processor and let me tell you every chip is not the same. Some can use a lower voltage for overclocks compared to others. I myself have my Phenom 955 at 4 ghz with the Kuhler 620. If you are thinking of overclocking on the stock cooler I would strongly advise you not to do so. I myself see a noticeable difference in games with the overclock. In addition, I would say it's the CPU cooler that matters in temperatures for the CPU, not so much of case fans (though you do need some). Also to be on the safe side do not let temperatures exceed 60 when under load.

Edit: If it helps my voltage is 1.45 @ 4ghz. I recommend disabling Cool'n'Quiet if overclocking.

Also here is a wonderful guide created by a mod (4Ryan6):
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/274820-29-black-editi...

I learned to overclock my processor by reading that.
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November 24, 2012 6:36:19 PM

^That voltage seems scarily high, to me. Generally the rule of thumb is to not go above a 1.3 vcore.
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November 24, 2012 6:39:15 PM

Okey thankyou:)  i've got the stock cooler, so no overclocking for me:p 
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November 24, 2012 6:41:47 PM

DarkSable said:
^That voltage seems scarily high, to me. Generally the rule of thumb is to not go above a 1.3 vcore.


I believe that applies to Intel processors (majority of them), the Phenom II X4 955 comes with a stock voltage of something around 1.4 (some people can lower their processors manually to 1.35). Regardless 1.3 is way too low for a Phenom.

Edit: Here is a thread w/ someone else with a Phenom and their voltage
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/266470-29-phenom-volt...
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November 24, 2012 6:51:04 PM

DarkSable said:
^That voltage seems scarily high, to me. Generally the rule of thumb is to not go above a 1.3 vcore.

You obviously haven't ever overclocked a Phenom II. 1.3v is stock voltage or below, depending on the batch.
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