Hey so I'm currently trying to play a very CPU intensive game, Arma II specifically.
I'm getting around 25-35 FPS which is playable yes but if I can safely overclock to grab myself an extra few frames I'd love to.
I said at the beginning of the post, it's a CPU intensive game, thanks for the reply I apreciate it but > "I really doubt you will get any more frames overclocking your cpu unless it is a cpu dependent game <
"Any advice on the overclocking potential here? " The only way to answer this question is to go ahead and overclock it. You may not get the performance you want after all the "work", but you would have learned how to overclock.
Find a tutorial and go from there. If you need a reference, I can search myself, but that's nothing you can't do. If you have questions about specific features, feel free to ask. Just do your homework first
I have looked around but can't find any guides I trust on overclocking this CPU with my mobo and PSU so I thought I'd ask if people would simply take a look at the mobo PSU and CPU and tell me what they think, safety wise ect.
I have no experience with AMD or your mobo, so I can't help. If no one else posts any specific advice, I would suggest to just go ahead and start playing with voltages, and voltage related features (with some discretion of course).
I assume you use the auto voltage setting? Check out what voltage that gives in the OS using CPUZ, under load and idle. Try to recreate those voltages using a manual setting. That'll give you a feel for all the features of the mobo. Also, make sure you know what to do with a failed overclock where your computer wont post at all (a switch on the mobo or a jumper). ATM, it looks like you are the expert with this CPU-mobo combo.