No1Spank Posted January 13, 2014 Share Posted January 13, 2014 I've only been playing around a couple of weeks but have started to suss out how to tweak various settings in increments to gradually increase performance. Saturday I spent the afternoon playing with an Athlon ii x3 440. I managed to get a lot of benchmarks to run with almost 4ghz on the clock which I was quite pleased with as I don't take the voltage past the point it changes colour in the bios (about 1.437v). Anyhow I was just changing some settings as it refused to run on Pcmark05 when it shut off and wouldn't fire up. I chucked it in my old board which runs ddr2 and found that it will only run properly after I leave the bios in single channel memory mode with 1 stick of ram (I tried ganged mode). I'm guessing I damaged the northbridge when it was running at about 2600mhz. I think I could move up the ranks with other kit I have but am scared to crank up the volts even with sorted cooling. If I decide to say run my FX 6300 with 1.6v how long can I run it before doing damage? If I shut it off for half hour after every run to cool right down would that be safe? I might get into extreme overclocking one day but need to learn basic stuff like this first before I cost myself a lot of wasted money. Thanks in advance Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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