Originally Posted by ricanflow
Did you flash the board? Asus am2 boards can be flashed to am2+, i had to do mine for the 5000+ BE.
you can't flash an AM2 board to run AM2+. You can flash them to support Phenom's, but they won't have HTT 3.0 etc..
Anyway, the best overclocks are done on 790FX boards (which are designed for the Phenom processors)
the better boards are the DFI M2R, MSI K9A2 Platinum, Gigabyte MA790FX-DQ6
You should do most of your overclocking using the multiplier, and then "fine tune" the overclock with the HTT when you're approaching the limit.
Phenom's get much better overclocks using multiplier increases, rather than HTT increases.