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Tips for stock cooling overclock Athlon II X4 630

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April 17, 2010 1:23:00 AM

I've never overclocked before since this is my first build and I'd like to see what I could do on the stock cooling and get experience with overclocking before I get an aftermarket cooler.
My motherboard is an Asus M4A79XTD and my RAM is Gskill Ripjaws 4Gb DDR3 1600 (PC12800).
a b K Overclocking
April 17, 2010 2:03:44 AM

On the stock cooling and stock voltage, I got one of mine to get to 3.3GHz, but temps get to be around 65C at that speed, so if you're planning on attempting to surpass that, then I'd go ahead with the aftermarket cooler. Just remember that raising the voltage will raise the temperature significantly faster than raising the clock speed will.
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April 17, 2010 2:41:32 AM

jedimasterben said:
On the stock cooling and stock voltage, I got one of mine to get to 3.3GHz, but temps get to be around 65C at that speed, so if you're planning on attempting to surpass that, then I'd go ahead with the aftermarket cooler. Just remember that raising the voltage will raise the temperature significantly faster than raising the clock speed will.

So are you saying that I should keep my CPU voltage on auto when I increase the FSB frequency?
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a b K Overclocking
April 17, 2010 2:03:26 PM

No, set it manually to 1.35v. If you leave it on auto and start to overclock it, the motherboard will automatically increase the vCore to make itself feel better about it.
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