AMD X2 4800+ OCing driving me crazy

By E66
Jul 7, 2010
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  1. hi there i am new and i hope i can get help here
    about my sys:

    MSI MS-7220 Daimond Plus K8N Bios V1.2
    AMD Athlon 64 x2 4800+ Toledo Socket 939
    thermaltake big fan on cpu
    700w i dont remember which brand
    2gb ram 2x1gb dont ask me which ones brand i remember corsair extreme :D
    geforce 7900 gtx
    hmmm
    what else

    well my problem is in overclocking it
    i cant go over 2411 Mhz i can go down to 1000 Mhz though :D
    i tried all options in bios i even tried to flush the bios it was 1.1 i think and fushed it to 1.2 and same thing i cant...
    :wave:

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  2. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,847   +62

    please list exactly all of the things you have tried so far, ie how far did you get moving the FSB, voltage increases ect. the 4800 is not a great OC'er and 2.7 is considered a good OC for it. some have hit 2.9, but with a large Voltage increase.
  3. g4mer

    g4mer TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 340

    Your motherboard sucks like mine (s939)... you need good motherboard for overclocking i think. Try to increase voltage if you havent done that yet. Still my CPU is good overclocker it can go from 1.8 to 3.2 GHz.
  4. E66

    E66 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    red1776

    i tried really everything in the "Cell Menu" lol i swear ... dont know how to explain but it been exactly a week everyday i try new setting from cpu mhz to voltage to memory and HTT cant go over 2411 ... whatever i try when it restart it go back to x12 1.4v 200mhz memory did change from 400 to 540


    g4mer

    yeah my computer is 4 years old now thats why i am trying now to overclock it, its eather overclock and stay for few months or i will make a new one
  5. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,847   +62

    what kind of OC options does your bios let you control?
  6. E66

    E66 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    i took these pics and put them together i hope its clear ...

    http pic0.picsorlinks.com/ph_or_26194_5322290.jpg

    also thanks for your help

    it says i need to post 5 posts :D to post a link .... but just add :// after http
  7. g4mer

    g4mer TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 340

    You need to adjust memory timings i think. I always do that when i OC my CPU. Without overclocking RAM i cant overclock CPU...Also you need to increase RAM voltage...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dm5dWUs6ZGs

    This is some video of guy overclocking 4800+. Maybe this video can help.
  8. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 2,278

    some processors are just stubborn, but i would suggest reading up on some motherboard specific overclocking guides so you have something similar to compare to.

    ...and there's no way to overclock the CPU without overclocking the RAM as well. many people think that you can simply "unlink" the FSB speeds but really all you are doing is changing the ratio. you should always shoot for 1:1 (meaning to match the CPU and RAM speeds) but other ratios may work as well with adjusted timings.
  9. E66

    E66 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    thanks guys for your help,,, i will not give up lol still trying and trying
  10. g4mer

    g4mer TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 340

    You can try, but your CPU or motherboard can die or something if you overclock it badly many times.
  11. E66

    E66 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    g4mer thanks u r right, but this computer is expired to me i am ordering a new computer soon (i will need help on that not overclocking it lol) so it doesnt matter to me if it dies as long as i learned something new
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