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AMD Athlon X4 740 Overclock/Turbo mode?

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May 8, 2014 9:31:23 AM

Hello there, I have been wondering for a while now if I can/should overclock my AMD Athlon X4 740 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor. And also, what this "3.7 Max Turbo" I found on the box? Is that the max clock? Is it the frequency it will run at when needed? Do I need some kind of software to utilize the Turbo? Also, my relevant specs are as follows.

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 740 3.2GHz
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Motherboard: MSI A55M-E33 Micro ATX FM2+

Please do tell me if I need to add any more details.

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May 8, 2014 9:59:39 AM

Turbo is the speed the cpu will reach if the task demands it, it is not the max frequency the cpu can reach. You won't need software for the turbo to take effect (note the cpu won't stay at that frequency for long though). You can go ahead and overclock there is no harm in it and you have a good cooler so its fine. Just remember when overclocking turn off the turbo mode in you bios (it can lead to instability if left on).
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May 8, 2014 10:11:32 AM

Thanks, just got the cooler today so I guess it's time for some overclocking :) .
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August 24, 2014 12:56:16 AM

3.5 Ghz is if all cores are running turbo
3.7 Ghz is if one core is running turbo
3.2 Ghz if none of the cores are running turbo.
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February 5, 2015 9:08:19 AM

What stable overclock did you get? I'm gonna OC mine, so just wondering what you got hehe

cheers
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February 24, 2015 11:31:36 AM

Sorry for the late reply, the clock multiplier is locked on this CPU so overclocking was not an option.
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March 15, 2015 2:55:17 AM

Also the 100 MHZ FSB clock should not be overclocked, as it also increases your pci clock gen, screwing up your sata, etc. You will have HDD/SSD lockups.
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April 13, 2015 5:20:01 AM

bobalazs said:
Also the 100 MHZ FSB clock should not be overclocked, as it also increases your pci clock gen, screwing up your sata, etc. You will have HDD/SSD lockups.


Figured that out a while back.
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