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  1. Very Cool! I will read this tonight. Thank you all for making this fun and educational. You guys are great. Trainingwheels
  2. Thank you for bringing that up. I've read about this. The FSB is that 200 number in the BIOS, right? Last night I tried raising the multiplier to 18 and voltage to 1.407 and got stable Prime 95 results (for over 5 minutes) at 3.6 GHz. Now, SUPPOSE I push this thing too far and bad things happen... will the cpu OR motherboard die, or would it be BOTH? Thanks! Trainingwheels
  3. To overclock, or save money for upgrade... That Is The Question

  4. Would 4.o GHz be too much? Or would the "too much" be the voltage? Maybe another question: What about a replacement board under $100, that would allow me to push the cpu to 4GHz? Thanks for your input.
  5. Hello. My goal is to stabilize a 4GHz 24/7 overclock of my AMD 965. The real question is: Is it possible with my current motherboard? Have you used this motherboard and overclocked successfully? I've been happy with my system's performance ( for almost 2 years) until I started overclocking. The MB came into question when I ran into posts concerning the VRM's not being able to handle increased voltages and blowing up (essentially). The attached photos show the best I have been able to accomplish (after some reading). These settings (as shown) were stable for only 45 seconds testing 3 (not 4) cores using Prime 95, resulting in a BSOD crash. Converting video was also problematic. CPU load was around 72% for 15 seconds before a BSOD. Since then I backed down the system to stock settings. I'm waiting to learn more before I push the proverbial envelope again. 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) 27 °C Cheers. Trainingwheels
  6. 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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