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Old 07-02-2011, 12:29 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Ok, so I shut my computer off and turned the little dial on my motherboard about two clicks higher, then I went into my BIOs and changed the frequency multiplier to 17.5x I have a few questions now



1. For bus speed and HT link, do I have to change the multipliers for those? Or is it just Core speed? (I went from 3.2 - 3.5ghz)

2/3. For number 2. you'll notice my load is 57% and 28%, this is when I first booted up I only had task manager cpu-z and core temp running along with some background things and in number 3. you can see spikes, is this normal? I dont recall my CPU usage being that high before when I first started up


Oh silly me. Everything is back to 1 - 3%.. I'm assuming while I was checking the load, all my programs were still loading up from restarting my computer.. Disregard 2/3




EDIT: While idling my CPU went up 43c, but it seems to be sitting at 38
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Your computer will usually be doing some type of a task even at an idle so your temps will always fluctuate a little.

You need to Load test your overclock to see if it's stable. I recommend LinX or Prime95 and you need to monitor your temperatures. I'm not up on modern AMD cpu's but your max. temps should be in the low 60C range.
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Old 07-03-2011, 12:29 AM   #13 (permalink)
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After doing a little research I downloaded AMD Overdrive and benchmarked/stability tested it, I got up to 4.0ghz but my computer BSOD'd so I lowered it to 3.8, no problems so far.

Thing is, I changed the voltage to 1.425 when I went up to 4 ghz, but when I lowered it back to 3.8 I put the voltage frequency back to defaults.

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I recommend uninstalling Overdrive. You should overclock your system through the bios instead.
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Old 07-03-2011, 11:59 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I was only using overdrive for the tests, I put everything back to default in overdrive wrote down the numbers, restarted and punched the numbers in the bios
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I've tried using software based overclocking tools and the results rarely work reliably when used through the bios.
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