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Windows 7: Overclock AMD Phenom II X4 3.4?

18 Apr 2015   #1
TheThrasher

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Overclock AMD Phenom II X4 3.4?

So I'm a little interested in overclocking my AMD Phenom X4 cpu. However, I have never overclocked before and I'm not sure how safe it would be. Using a Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 motherboard with and ATI Radeon HD 5850 and 8GB RAM. Would it be safe and to how much could I clock it?


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18 Apr 2015   #2
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Hello TheThrasher, until someone with some AMD experience comes along have a look here

Phenom II Overclocking Guide
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18 Apr 2015   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I'm also not a AMD person but I did notice this in your specs.

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Case Cooler Master
Cooling Some fans
I don't recommend over clocking anything without extra cooling.
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18 Apr 2015   #4
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Well said Jack, one of the first things in the guide I linked
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18 Apr 2015   #5
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheThrasher View Post
So I'm a little interested in overclocking my AMD Phenom X4 cpu. However, I have never overclocked before and I'm not sure how safe it would be. Using a Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 motherboard with and ATI Radeon HD 5850 and 8GB RAM. Would it be safe and to how much could I clock it?

Which phenom is it 965BE 925 945 ? When i used to overclock my Phenom i just upped the multi on stock voltage and it ran to 4.1 Ghz stock voltage mind you this is a 965BE and pretty much everyone who owned it done the same stock voltage allows a decent upclock

Also stock cooling is ok with a phenom if it was a FX chip then i would worry most likely if your temp wall is 70c i would want it to be 40 to 45c tops even in gaming stock cooling will be ok but a coolermaster 212 would keep it cool and is very cheap now days
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18 Apr 2015   #6
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

I would just like to chime in and say that the only time you should consider overclocking is if you can afford to replace the components if you destroy them. An OC carries a risk of failure, and the failure can be expensive at times.

This is an absolutely fantastic guide on overclocking the Phenom II. Make sure you read it totally before you start.:

Dolk's Guide to the Phenom II | Overclockers Forums
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