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Trying to OC to 3.20 GHZ. Going any higher than 2.99GHZ in BIOS Causing BSOD's.

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197
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FLORIDA
#1
I can't overclock my AMD Athlon 5000+ past 3.2GHZ. It'd be nice if I'd be able to do it, I have adequate cooling and just want to see how far I can push this ( as I have technically "Upgraded" to a Quad-Core processor, I just popped this thing back in to see how far I can push it.. )

Some help please :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Self-Built
    CPU
    AMD PHENOM X4 9600 BE 2.3GHZ @ 2.46GHZ
    Motherboard
    TA790GX 128M AM2+
    Memory
    8GB OCZ PC6400 800MHZ DDR2 RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GTS 250 1GB VRAM
    Sound Card
    SB5120 24-BIT 7.1
    Monitor(s) Displays
    AOC 2330V 23" LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB SEAGATE HDD
    PSU
    650W
    Case
    GENERIC
    Cooling
    3 120MM FANS
    Mouse
    MS WIRELESS DESKTOP 3000
    Keyboard
    MS WIRELESS DESKTOP 3000
    Internet Speed
    6MB/s
    Other Info
    Main Machine. Just upgraded my RAM to 8GB. Next task will be to get a new processor for this machine ( 9650 was for my secondary machine )
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390
Location
Rednecksville
#2
Have you tried increasing the voltage any? Be very careful, you can easily fry your CPU if you set it too high.
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Jonathan King
    CPU
    AMD Athlon Dual Core Processor 4850e overclocked @ 2.92 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASRock A780 FullDisplayPort
    Memory
    6.0GB Dual-Channel DDR2 290MHz Crucial Technology
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI 3200 (onboard), nVidia 7200 GS (PCIe)
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" Cybervison ds69T, 17" Starlogic
    Screen Resolution
    1024x768
    Hard Drives
    WD 320GB SATA, Hitachi 1TB SATA
    PSU
    Antec ea-430d 430W
    Case
    Antec 300
    Cooling
    stock cpu, 120mm rear, 140mm top
    Mouse
    Microsoft Wired Desktop 500 (USB)
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Wired Desktop 500 (PS/2)
    Internet Speed
    9.32 Mb/s download; 0.36 Mb/s upload
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    Other OS's:
    Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows Professional x86, Ubuntu x64
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197
Location
FLORIDA
#3
I'll need to give that a try then. I'll post back the results. Problem here is, if I get the BSOD, the system automatically resets the clocks. What a PITA. :/
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Self-Built
    CPU
    AMD PHENOM X4 9600 BE 2.3GHZ @ 2.46GHZ
    Motherboard
    TA790GX 128M AM2+
    Memory
    8GB OCZ PC6400 800MHZ DDR2 RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GTS 250 1GB VRAM
    Sound Card
    SB5120 24-BIT 7.1
    Monitor(s) Displays
    AOC 2330V 23" LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB SEAGATE HDD
    PSU
    650W
    Case
    GENERIC
    Cooling
    3 120MM FANS
    Mouse
    MS WIRELESS DESKTOP 3000
    Keyboard
    MS WIRELESS DESKTOP 3000
    Internet Speed
    6MB/s
    Other Info
    Main Machine. Just upgraded my RAM to 8GB. Next task will be to get a new processor for this machine ( 9650 was for my secondary machine )

skunksmash

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norfolk
#4
mate.....thats a pretty good OC for the Athlon, i dont think you can hope for much more on that chip.

:)
 

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  • Manufacturer/Model
    ME.....
    CPU
    Q9450 @ 3.6ghz
    Motherboard
    P5K PREMIUM
    Memory
    8GB 1066mhz buffalo firestix
    Graphics Card(s)
    HD 5970
    Monitor(s) Displays
    20'' syncmaster
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    160GB 7200RPM SEAGATE BARRACUDA IDE
    160GB 7200RPM SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA 2
    PSU
    XCILIO 850w
    Case
    unknown ATX
    Cooling
    Arctic cooler pro 775
    Mouse
    logitech cordless optical
    Keyboard
    logitech EX110
    Internet Speed
    2mb

mpcrsc562

Westside Connected
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278
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Long Beach
#5
mate.....thats a pretty good OC for the Athlon, i dont think you can hope for much more on that chip.

:)
i think i'll have to second that... i have a black edition 64x2 5400+ stock 2.8ghz. the best i could get it to was 3.3ghz--didn't want to try to get it any higher (and boy was it hot!)
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Garage PC
    CPU
    Intel Pentium E3300 @ 2.5GHz
    Motherboard
    BioStar G41-M7
    Memory
    A-Data PC2-6400 (2 X 2GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Diamond Radeon HD 4650
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP Mx705 (CRT)
    Screen Resolution
    1152x864
    Hard Drives
    320 GB Hitachi - System Drive /
    100 GB Maxtor - Diagnostic Application /
    PSU
    LOGISYS PS480E12 480W
    Case
    Generic Barebones Case
    Cooling
    Stock Intel HSF
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Keyboard
    Generic PS/2
    Internet Speed
    10 d / 1 u
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197
Location
FLORIDA
#6
I've finally had the time to screw with it.. I got it to 3.06GHZ.. The temps the motherboard is giving me scares me, but touching the heatsink tells me that its not hot at all..

I ran PRIME95 for 2 hours with no issues. I'm thinking of trying to crank it up even more.

Seriously, took me all day to get it stable. Probably won't get around to a higher OC until next weekend when I am off of work..
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Self-Built
    CPU
    AMD PHENOM X4 9600 BE 2.3GHZ @ 2.46GHZ
    Motherboard
    TA790GX 128M AM2+
    Memory
    8GB OCZ PC6400 800MHZ DDR2 RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GTS 250 1GB VRAM
    Sound Card
    SB5120 24-BIT 7.1
    Monitor(s) Displays
    AOC 2330V 23" LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB SEAGATE HDD
    PSU
    650W
    Case
    GENERIC
    Cooling
    3 120MM FANS
    Mouse
    MS WIRELESS DESKTOP 3000
    Keyboard
    MS WIRELESS DESKTOP 3000
    Internet Speed
    6MB/s
    Other Info
    Main Machine. Just upgraded my RAM to 8GB. Next task will be to get a new processor for this machine ( 9650 was for my secondary machine )
Messages
197
Location
FLORIDA
#7
Anyone got any tips for increasing the speed any higher than 3.06? I've got adequate coolng and nothing to lose :)

Seems to be now I push it higher I get BSOD/Hard lockups in Windows.. But this is expected.. 3.06 runs perfectly stable.. If I could get some more out of it, that'd be nice
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Self-Built
    CPU
    AMD PHENOM X4 9600 BE 2.3GHZ @ 2.46GHZ
    Motherboard
    TA790GX 128M AM2+
    Memory
    8GB OCZ PC6400 800MHZ DDR2 RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GTS 250 1GB VRAM
    Sound Card
    SB5120 24-BIT 7.1
    Monitor(s) Displays
    AOC 2330V 23" LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB SEAGATE HDD
    PSU
    650W
    Case
    GENERIC
    Cooling
    3 120MM FANS
    Mouse
    MS WIRELESS DESKTOP 3000
    Keyboard
    MS WIRELESS DESKTOP 3000
    Internet Speed
    6MB/s
    Other Info
    Main Machine. Just upgraded my RAM to 8GB. Next task will be to get a new processor for this machine ( 9650 was for my secondary machine )
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390
Location
Rednecksville
#8
You could buy a better processor. ;)

If you have increased the voltage as much as you reasonably can, that is the best you can do.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Jonathan King
    CPU
    AMD Athlon Dual Core Processor 4850e overclocked @ 2.92 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASRock A780 FullDisplayPort
    Memory
    6.0GB Dual-Channel DDR2 290MHz Crucial Technology
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI 3200 (onboard), nVidia 7200 GS (PCIe)
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" Cybervison ds69T, 17" Starlogic
    Screen Resolution
    1024x768
    Hard Drives
    WD 320GB SATA, Hitachi 1TB SATA
    PSU
    Antec ea-430d 430W
    Case
    Antec 300
    Cooling
    stock cpu, 120mm rear, 140mm top
    Mouse
    Microsoft Wired Desktop 500 (USB)
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Wired Desktop 500 (PS/2)
    Internet Speed
    9.32 Mb/s download; 0.36 Mb/s upload
    Other Info
    Other OS's:
    Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows Professional x86, Ubuntu x64
Messages
197
Location
FLORIDA
#9
I've got a better processor ;)

Just want to find out how far I can push this one before I permanetly upgrade.

This has been a damned good processor I've had it for a few years and never been able to OC it.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Self-Built
    CPU
    AMD PHENOM X4 9600 BE 2.3GHZ @ 2.46GHZ
    Motherboard
    TA790GX 128M AM2+
    Memory
    8GB OCZ PC6400 800MHZ DDR2 RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GTS 250 1GB VRAM
    Sound Card
    SB5120 24-BIT 7.1
    Monitor(s) Displays
    AOC 2330V 23" LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB SEAGATE HDD
    PSU
    650W
    Case
    GENERIC
    Cooling
    3 120MM FANS
    Mouse
    MS WIRELESS DESKTOP 3000
    Keyboard
    MS WIRELESS DESKTOP 3000
    Internet Speed
    6MB/s
    Other Info
    Main Machine. Just upgraded my RAM to 8GB. Next task will be to get a new processor for this machine ( 9650 was for my secondary machine )

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