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Overclocking 9950 Black Edition Problems

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April 8, 2012 4:11:11 PM

HI....

I am new to here and hopefully i am doing this right. I wanted to try to overclock my AMD Phenom x4 9950 Black edition processor and i have an ASUS M3A78 MB. I looked on here before i decided to write a question and i did find a simialr problem but not what i was looking for. My problem is when i go into the BIOS to my CPU Config all the numbers are in gray and i cant seem to change any of them or find out how to or if i can change the settings to overclock the cpu. I can change the voltages but the cpu area is all grey and i am not sure if there is a choice on there that i am not seeing to change that so it can be to change. I cant seem to find a way to put a pic on here of the bios screen for the cpu config....Any help will be appreciated..

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April 8, 2012 4:30:45 PM

That MB does not appear to be an overclockable board at all.
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April 8, 2012 6:24:33 PM

You might have to select manual somewhere in there instead of auto!
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April 8, 2012 6:48:08 PM

I looked at the MB manual, there is no selection for manual timing.
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April 8, 2012 7:01:37 PM

Page 2-11 chapter 2.4.1 in your manual select CPU configuration and select manual!
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April 8, 2012 9:12:11 PM

I found where to set it thanks...just need the best settings for it...Thanks for the help
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April 8, 2012 9:14:32 PM

Overclocking is to do it in small steps and monitor temps, try increasing the multiplier by 0.5 at a time keeping safe temps.
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April 8, 2012 9:58:59 PM

I already had it it to X15.0 and did not have a problem with the temps at 45 degrees idle max cpu at 54 degrees after gameplay....
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April 8, 2012 10:04:54 PM

That is pretty good just as long as you keep load temps under 60°C!
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April 8, 2012 10:24:44 PM

i am using an ECo Coolit for the job seems to work good....i was hoping to get a little better on the idle temps..
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April 8, 2012 10:29:31 PM

It is really the load that counts!
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April 8, 2012 10:36:55 PM

What is the best way you do for a good thermal compound spread?
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April 8, 2012 11:00:13 PM

I use AS 5 and put a rice size spot in the middle and then squeeze it out with the cooler.
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April 8, 2012 11:18:45 PM

Thats what i did....The warmer the ambient tamp the less cooling you get so the temps will be better on colder days...which is the best water cooled set up to use?
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April 8, 2012 11:35:01 PM

Thanks for the help!!
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