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Cpu overclocked ?

l]I just started using HWiNFO 64 to see if my gtx 770 is being held back by my cpu(AMD FX4130 Black Edtion) and I noticed it said 3.9 next to my cpu.I just unintsalled amd overxdrive because I was afraid it might screw up my cpu.Is this normal ?
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    Anyways its probably holding it back a little. You should probably try and overclock it.

    As for OVerdrive don't worry about it. It only will overclock the CPU if you have it activated, its normally present in the driver by default. I haven't used it to OC a CPU but I think it would be okay at it. Best to OC in bios though. Get a half decent cooler maybe and try to push it up to 4.7Ghz should help a little. Or you can go a better CPU, but cheaper and easier to probably just overclock what you already have to minimize the issues.
  2. I really dont understand how to safely oc this cpu.Even though Ive received a lot of help from you guys on another thread.What is the best cpu I can buy to put on this MB ?
    MSI 760gm P-34 fx
  3. The safest and easiest is not to increase voltage. Just raise the max turbo speed maybe by 2. Boot, stress test, and if nothing bad happens repeat until you have issues. Then back down a little and leave it.
  4. What do I use to increase the turbo speed ? Lets say I do get instability,is there a chance my computer wont work well enough to undo the settings ?
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    Here's a guide: http://www.overclock.net/t/1348623/amd-bulldozer-and-piledriver-overclocking-guide-asus-motherboard The same principles apply to all motherboards.

    However, that motherboard is not capable for overclocking and I would avoid it altogether or else you risk killing it. It has no VRM protection and a measly 3+1 power phase. Do not overclock.

    The best CPU you can fit in it is an FX 6300. It would also bottleneck your GPU slightly, however not as much as the 4130. http://www.msi.com/product/mb/760GMP34_FX.html#/?div=CPUSupport
  6. You increase the turbo cause it is easiest. It only affects the CPU, while FSB can be changed to overclock it will affect all parts of the system. Best to just do the Turbo.

    If you get instability that means it won't work in all situations and you need to lower the turbo. If it crashes there shouldn't be any real chance you won't be able to get to the BIOS to change it back down. Chances of it really breaking hardware would be like 1 in 100,000,000. I've never seen this happen.

    As for what Jook-D said, he is right and wrong. You can overclock still. Having fewer power phases makes overvolting more dangerous, because the heat can increase and cause them to explode or other things. If you do not increase voltage and just increase turbo your voltage will not change hardly at all. Increasing voltage is where pretty much 99% of the danger is, and as long as you don't touch the voltage you shouldn't have a problem except you won't be able to overclock much. Only a few hundred megahertz.

    Also you can go a more powerful CPU than the FX 6300. The most powerful official listed is the FX 8300 which is an 8-core. I would say you can probably get the FX-8350 to work in it, but without a better motherboard overclocking that CPU isn't really advisable and so it would be kind of pointless.

    However if you wanted to upgrade both CPU and motherboard, I wouldn't be surprised if the FX 8350 worked for you for a few weeks or months until you got a better motherboard.
  7. Im gonna pass on the over clocking for now and look into getting a better motherboard.What do I look for when choosing a mother board that capable of overclocking and how do I know itll support my current cpu and an upgrade in the future ? If I want to get the best amd cpu I can find which motherboard should I buy ?
    Thanks for your help!!!!
  8. First chipset, then look and see if its a good board. Have a lot of people had it break on them, that kind of thing. Third look at the power design since your plan is to overclock.

    If it is AM3+ it supports your current CPU, but it is not future proof. Really nothing is future proof. The most future proof socket that exists currently is the Intel LGA 1150 probably and that will be out of date and done with in 2 years.
  9. IInuyasha74 said:
    You increase the turbo cause it is easiest. It only affects the CPU, while FSB can be changed to overclock it will affect all parts of the system. Best to just do the Turbo.

    If you get instability that means it won't work in all situations and you need to lower the turbo. If it crashes there shouldn't be any real chance you won't be able to get to the BIOS to change it back down. Chances of it really breaking hardware would be like 1 in 100,000,000. I've never seen this happen.

    As for what Jook-D said, he is right and wrong. You can overclock still. Having fewer power phases makes overvolting more dangerous, because the heat can increase and cause them to explode or other things. If you do not increase voltage and just increase turbo your voltage will not change hardly at all. Increasing voltage is where pretty much 99% of the danger is, and as long as you don't touch the voltage you shouldn't have a problem except you won't be able to overclock much. Only a few hundred megahertz.

    Also you can go a more powerful CPU than the FX 6300. The most powerful official listed is the FX 8300 which is an 8-core. I would say you can probably get the FX-8350 to work in it, but without a better motherboard overclocking that CPU isn't really advisable and so it would be kind of pointless.

    However if you wanted to upgrade both CPU and motherboard, I wouldn't be surprised if the FX 8350 worked for you for a few weeks or months until you got a better motherboard.


    I didn't mention the 8300 due to their rarity. I'd also be hesitant to recommend anything that's not on the motherboard's official support list. IMO if you overclock at all on that motherboard you're insane, voltage increase or not. The motherboard also has various other issues identified by users.
  10. Rumrunner 24 said:
    Im gonna pass on the over clocking for now and look into getting a better motherboard.What do I look for when choosing a mother board that capable of overclocking and how do I know itll support my current cpu and an upgrade in the future ? If I want to get the best amd cpu I can find which motherboard should I buy ?
    Thanks for your help!!!!


    What's your budget for both the motherboard and CPU?

    If you're looking to overclock, this is quite a comprehensive database for AM3+ motherboards. http://www.overclock.net/t/946407/amd-motherboards-vrm-info-database

    Use this site to put together a list of parts, it will only allow you to select compatible ones. https://pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/
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