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Windows 7: AMD Phenom IIx6 1055t oc??

22 Nov 2010   #1
Genesis4455

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
AMD Phenom IIx6 1055t oc??

I heard it has a locked multiplier...is it possible to over clock this processor exactly what is a locked multiplier


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22 Nov 2010   #2
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

I don't think it is locked (but you should be able to check).

Locked multiplier means you cannot increase the clock to speed up the CPU.

~Lordbob
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22 Nov 2010   #3
Genesis4455

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The AMD Phenom II X6 1055T is a 2.8GHz processor with a locked multiplier. This is one of the primary differences between the AMD Phenom II X6 1055T and the AMD Phenom II X6 1090T which is a Black Edition processor with an unlocked multiplier. Another is the out of the box speeds. The AMD Phenom II X6 1090T comes from the factory clocked at 3.2GHz with a Turbo clock of 3.6GHz, while our AMD Phenom II X6 1055T comes at 2.8GHz with a 3.3GHz Turbo clock.

This is from legitreview is it wrong?
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22 Nov 2010   #4
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Genesis4455 View Post
The AMD Phenom II X6 1055T is a 2.8GHz processor with a locked multiplier. This is one of the primary differences between the AMD Phenom II X6 1055T and the AMD Phenom II X6 1090T which is a Black Edition processor with an unlocked multiplier. Another is the out of the box speeds. The AMD Phenom II X6 1090T comes from the factory clocked at 3.2GHz with a Turbo clock of 3.6GHz, while our AMD Phenom II X6 1055T comes at 2.8GHz with a 3.3GHz Turbo clock.

This is from legitreview is it wrong?
It might be locked. I could not find much information about it.

~Lordbob
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23 Nov 2010   #5
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

To answer your question about being able to overclock the processor, yes, you can. But, if your motherboard supports it.

The difference between locked and unlocked multipliers is that with unlocked multiplier, you go into BIOS, go to the correct setting, and change the multiplier--from x14 as this is a 2.8GHz chip (200MHz times 14 = 2.8GHz--200MHz being the base clock frequency) to anything you want it to up or down. AMD lists their processors with unlocked mulitpliers as "Black Edition." These make for very easy overclockers as you are taking the next whole or half number multiplier to run the chip faster than its default clock speed (Example: 2.8 = stock with 14 times multiplier. 14.5 times multiplier = 2.9 GHz; 15 times multiplier = 3.0 GHz; 15.5 = 3.1GHz; 16 = 3.2 GHz; etc...)

The locked multipliers are set and can't be changed. To overclock those, you must change the combination of: the base clock frequency, your RAM timings, and the HyperTransport speed, and voltages for cpu/ram/northbridge/southbridge (depending upon the level of overclock you are looking for). It is a much more time consuming endeavor overclocking this way than by simply changing the multiplier.

Also, it is a risky endeavor either way. You shouldn't casually jump into overclocking your processor unless you read up first on what you're doing and the hazards associated, and unless you have the money to purchase new components in the event of a catastrophic failure (it can happen)

(I would think that going the route of AMD's Overdrive utility would lessen the risk of overclocking if that is what you're really trying to do)
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23 Nov 2010   #6
Lunarpancake

Windows 8 Professional
 
 

I play some very grafic intensive games, I video edit, and I do a ton of photoshop work. Since Core2Duo was released I have not felt the need to overclock. With my new AMD Phenom II x6 I cant imagine anyone would need to overclock. If you are doing it just to be extra-nerdy (we've all been there brother) then have fun but be careful. Would be shameful to destroy the AMD Phenom.
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24 Nov 2010   #7
Genesis4455

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Lol, I kinda am trying to be nerdy but I want to just over clock it to like 3.0 or 3.2 so it turbos at like 3.5 or so Shouldnt be much of a problem should It?
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25 Nov 2010   #8
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

While the clock multiplier might be locked, you can crank the FSB up a bit.

~Lordbob
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26 Nov 2010   #9
NotYourHero

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
While the clock multiplier might be locked, you can crank the FSB up a bit.

~Lordbob
This. People have done it and got to 4.0 ghz
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26 Nov 2010   #10
Genesis4455

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

also should I take the thermal paste off the heatsink to put on arctic silver 5 or should i just keep the stock paste?
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