ASUS M5A97 LE R.20 / AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Overclocking Capability

I have an ASUS M5A97 LE R.20 Motherboard coupled with an AMD Phenom II X6 1090T processor. I would like to overclock the CPU to see how much performance I can squeeze out of it. I have a Coolermaster Hyper 412S cooling my CPU and I've just applied Arctic Silver 5 thermal paste to it. According to Core Temp, it sits at 20-22 degrees Celsius on idle and doesn't exceed 36 degrees on full load. A contributing factor would be the newly cleaned Antec 900 case that is working all fans at maximum speed, so ventilation is not an issue. Would I be able to OC the CPU on my motherboard to see a significant gain?

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  1. Sure! It looks like there's quite a bit of headroom as your temps are pretty good so I'd read a few overclocking guides and start tweaking a bit. Remember to disable Turbocore and Cool'n'Quiet. I'd expect a 1090T to get at least 3.8GHz. That motherboard will not be a severe limitation.
  2. _zxzxzx_ said:
    Sure! It looks like there's quite a bit of headroom as your temps are pretty good so I'd read a few overclocking guides and start tweaking a bit. Remember to disable Turbocore and Cool'n'Quiet. I'd expect a 1090T to get at least 3.8GHz. That motherboard will not be a severe limitation.
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