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1045T Overclock with OEM MOBO

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December 25, 2011 5:02:19 PM

Hello, I have an Dell XPS 7100 with an AMD Phenom II X6 1045T on the Dell motherboard that came with it. I also have an XFX 6870 installed. I have a feeling that the 1045T is slightly bottle-necking the GPU (for example, I have benchmarked ARMA II:o A at around 36 fps when others get somewhere around 60 fps with the 6870) so I was wondering if I could OC the CPU on the OEM motherboard. And if I can't, what motherboard would you recommend to do this?
a b À AMD
a c 280 K Overclocking
a c 292 V Motherboard
December 26, 2011 12:13:57 PM

Hi and welcome to Tom's forum.

With a OEM mobo is a little difficult overclock, but you can try with setFSB or AMD Overdrive, I suggest your get a better mobo since OEM mobos aren't designed with good specifications for overclock.
December 26, 2011 1:00:59 PM

Hey saint19, thanks for the info. If I did get a new mobo and a 700W PSU, how far do you think I could overclock it?
a b À AMD
a c 280 K Overclocking
a c 292 V Motherboard
December 26, 2011 1:21:02 PM

I can't tell you an exact value since all overclocks are different. You will also need a good cooler (not stock cooler) for keep the CPU cool and balance the RAM frequency since you CPU isn't BE.

Maybe you can get a 3.2GHz-3.4GHz with luck and work, but I'm not sure.