I use a Foxconn A79A-S alot of the post I read are older or didnt seem to answer. If u have a link would love to read but what is max i can overclock and what cpu cooler do u recommend so many out there.
I use a Themaltake V9 case and have 4gig of PC8500 with memory coolers on them.
I am alittle new last time i tried to overclock anything was when AMD was using cpus that looked like Super Nintendo games.
What setting would you recommend once i get a proper cooler.
I have seen people with 3.9 ghz would be great to get there.
Well in my personal experience with a similar CPU I got to a golden wall of 3.7GHz at stock volts. At 1.4, you can get to 3.9, and 1.5 brings you 4.2 max. But that is really high, and it is not worth the pain and a possible system failure. So, the first thing you need to do is find the section for CPU tweaking options on in the BIOS. Then, you have two options. Increase the multiplier or the CPU/NB frequency. I always suggest increasing the frequency by a little bit because it's performance increase over just bumping the multiplier is a lot larger. So, if your CPU works on like 200x16 (example), I'd suggest doing what I did. Increasing the frequency to 210 (also an important thing to note is that you shouldn't touch the PCIE frequency) and the multiplier to 16.5. That would be a nice boost and would increase your CPU speed noticeably. But really, don't try to get in 4.0GHz area with these CPUs as it is reserved for experts and a better water cooling. 3.9 is possible, but first try to get it working at about 3.4.
Hm... I found the stock pretty sufficient for 3.7, 3.8 though required a bit better cooling. Strange how only guys at Tom's have this experience Maybe you worry too much about temps? I got 60 average with stock cooler on 3.7 and I didn't worry .