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Phenom II x4 B50 (550 BE) O.C.

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New Member
Dec 20, 2009
Well I am new to the forum and from what I can tell I am in the right place. I recently purchased these items for my new build:

Phenom II X2 550 BE
Gigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H Award BIOS 6/22/09
4gb G.Skill PC2-8500
HIS HD4870 IceQ 4+
Corsair H50 Hydro Series Liquid Cooler

Here is the link to my CPU-Z validation file: http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=894017

It has been running Prime95 stable for the past hour. The issue I am having is that seeing that I am using liquid cooling, should the temps be reaching 67c while running P95? The max temp for the 550 BE is 70c.

Any suggestions or insight are appreciated.
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I once overclocked an Intel
Mar 3, 2008

And no it shouldn't be reaching those temps AT ALL. Umm I would talk with some of the guys in the WC section about how to get it to work right. Even a stock cooler would keep it below those temps.

My guess is that you placed the Radiator in a bad position or you didn't screw down the cooler to the CPU to well.


New Member
Dec 20, 2009

Hey Dolk,

Thanks for the reply. Here is a new CPU-Z validation: core 3900, multi x19.5, Bus @ 200, Core Voltage @1.536

I will hop on over to WC to check that out.

As far as the placement of the radiator of the Corsair H50, I was originally using an Antec 1080 AMG plus: http://www.desktopmodding.de/img/p/antec_1080AMG.jpg
I had three 120mm's in the side panel, one 120 in the top blowing out, two 80mm's for exhaust on the back and two more 80mm's behind the front panel blowing in. It was cooooooooold! I purchased an Antec 300 due to the fact that the only place I could mount the radiator in the 1080 was in the top, but the power cable wasn't long enough to reach the 4-pin header (missed it by 4 inches). I am trying to track down an extension (locally).

I like your tutorial and am trying to follow it. I am trying to properly adjust the NB, SB, CPU/NB etc...voltages.
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