Overclocking an HP a6602f

Hi, thank you for taking the time to read my topic!
First, my computer spec page is here;

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01553736&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=3809083#N66

However I upgraded my video card to ATI Radeon HD 4650

Some general specs if you wish not to click on the link;

Motherboard: Nettle3
Processor: AMd Phenom[TM] 2.20 GHZ Triple Core 8550

What programs can I use to overclock the cpu?
And what is a safe clock speed?

Thanks in advance!

CPU is usually 52 degrees cel. It usually doesn't go much above that during load.
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  1. your motherboard is probably an OEM from hp, so its going to lack the bios to perform overclocking, and i dont recomend you guess and check for a bios from another vendor that may allow you to. you might be able to use amd overdrive, but i doubt that will work.
  2. 52 celcius is about 100 fahrenhiet. That's pretty hot. And you can overclock through the bios but I'd get a proper CPU cooler though.
  3. 50 degrees celcius during idle, 50 during gaming. So I doubt, its really dangerous right? I'm getting conflicting answers here :o
    So I can overclock it through bios? And what should be the safe clock speed?
  4. You might be able to overclock through bios, it's not likely though as it is a prebuilt.
  5. Hm, perhaps is there a program I can do this? My bios is very cluttered.
  6. I don't think so. There are auto overclockers but your CPU is locked so I don't believe its possible also, you might need a better cooler as the maximum operating temperature of your CPU is 55 degrees Celcius. http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K10/AMD-Phenom%20X3%208550%20-%20HD8550WCJ3BGH%20(HD8550WCGHBOX).html
  7. It says 55-71.
    My cpu never really reaches over 52.
    right now its 49.

    But I guess what you are saying, is that it is not recommended.
    Also, can you give me a recommendation on another cooling solution?
  8. guavasauce said:
    your motherboard is probably an OEM from hp, so its going to lack the bios to perform overclocking, and i dont recomend you guess and check for a bios from another vendor that may allow you to. you might be able to use amd overdrive, but i doubt that will work.



    AMD Overdrive won't work because i have a nvidia chipset.
  9. Got any alternatives, (if not than thats fine). Because it costs 50 percent more in canada >.>
  10. It was the cheapest one I could find.
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