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Memory overclock help

13 April 2017 - 08:43 AM

Hello. I'm a long time pc hobby builder but new to overclocking. I built mine over 8 years ago and its still going strong. But for that many years I've over looked the fact that my 4gb ddr2 1066 ram (f2-8500cl6-2gbnq) has been running at 400mhz[emoji22]. I don't know much about timing and such, but I do know that when the sticker on the ram stick says pc2 8500 6-6-6-18 2.0v-2.1v and speccy shows pc2 6400 5-5-5-15 something is not right. I was able to play with the OC settings and get it to show 6-6-6-18 but it still shows pc2 6400 400mhz. I was also able to change memory voltage to 2.1 but didn't seem to make a difference. What am I missing? What else do I need to change?

-Biostar tf8200 a2+
-amd phenom x4 9850 BE 2.5ghz
-4gb(2x2gb) g.skill ddr2
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am2+ am3 question?

09 April 2017 - 06:02 PM

Hello. I have a biostar tf8200 a2+ mobo(link below) with an AMD phenom 9850+ in it. I want to upgrade to a phenom II z955. The issue I'm having is all I can find on ebay is the 955 in am3. I read somewhere am3 cpu will work in am2/am2+ if it has 125w. I can't figure out what wattage this mobo has and if this is true or not? Any input would be helpful.


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