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#1 trainingwheels

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 03:24 PM

Hello. To start... I'm a 48 year old geek who's computer is a toy. I am embarking on my first overclock of CPU and RAM. I am needing and seeking assistance.
I've been playing with computers, working with professional audio, voice over and production for over 20 years. I am familiar (but not expert) with BIOS and Windows OS management.

My current goal is to obtain a stable 4 GHz overclock with my current hardware. As it is now my system crashes after 40 seconds of Prime 95. My cooler is a Cooler Master 212 Plus.

Here is a brief look at my hardware:

CPU
AMD Phenom II X4 965 27 °C
Deneb 45nm Technology
RAM
8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 669MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO.,LTD 790GX-G65 (MS-7576) (CPU1)

Can you help me? I have taken notes about my BIOS and have screen captures of CPU-Z readings.

Thanks for reading.

Robert

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#2 El_Capitan

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 03:26 PM

Welcome! Unfortunately a CM 212+ won't be enough to cool that bad boy of a CPU. You can probably get 3.8GHz safely.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:17 PM

I wouldn't jump the gun capitan. I've got my 555 unlocked to triple core and running at two seperate overclocks (one for regular temperatures when ac is off, a higher oc when I get to turn the ac on.)

It's a triple core 4.25GHz/4.6GHz depending on heat in my house. And I've got a hyper 212+. Worked in my Rosewill Challenger, though pushing temps under load. Reasonably cooler in the Phantom.

So maybe its not terribly likely: but it is possible he could get 4GHz with the 212+.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 02:31 AM

Belated welcome to OCC!

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 04:25 PM

Trainingwheels: WELCOME TO OCC!! You'll learn a lot here, I know I have. You'll pop those training wheels off in no time flat.

Dragonsdonfly: Also remember that you're cooling a x3 vice a x4. under loads 1 more core will make the difference in thermal output. The second and third factor are size of the case and airflow in the case. My HD 6870 was significantly cooler in my mid-ATX case with 3x 120mm intake/ 1x 120mm and 1x 140mm exhaust fans. In my full-ATX case my HD 6870 runs 10C hotter with 2x 120mm side intake/ 2x 120 mm exhaust fans. I can't quite put my CPU in perspective because I had a stock cooler installed in my mid-ATX and have a Zalman 9900 currently in my full-ATX. Current build is in my signature.
CPU: Phenom II x2 560 BE @ 3.2 GHz MoBo: Gigabyte GA-MA78LMT-S2 RAM: Corsair XMS3 DDR3 4GB 1333 PSU: Eagle VoltasX 650W Cooling: Zalman CNPS9900 LED DVD: LG 22x DL DVD/CD WR/READ HDD1: WD 500GB
HDD2: WD Velociraptor 250GB Case: NZXT Zero 2 Crafted Series

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 06:07 PM

Welcome to OCC, check out this read on the 965, they are using a msi mb also.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/2819/9

CPU>I7 2600K  -MB>GIGABYTE  Z68X-UD3H-B3-MEM>16 GB KINGSTON 1600 MHZ-COOLER> HYPER 212 EVO

VIDEO>ZOTAC GTX 660 2 GB-SSD>VERTEX 3 120 GB-HD>WD 500+WD 250 GB- G500 MOUSE
CASE>ROSEWILL CHALLENGER W/4 120MM FANS-PSU> 650 WATT-MONITOR>24 INCH BENQ