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August 18, 2012 1:00:33 AM

Hello i have a hp g7 1365dx laptop with an amd a6 3420m apu with radeon 6520g graphics and i want to overclock it. I want to overclock it so i can get a performance boost when gaming, I looked at the specs and it shows a max thermal temp of 100C and core temp shows a tjunction max of 115C, also i cannot control the fan speed manually :(  but ive overclocked to 2.8 and played the game black ops as a stress test, the max temp it reached was 94C and once the fan started running for a bit then temps started to run between the temps of 82C to 88C only going to the 90C when in the huey or hind when there's a lot for the gpu to render. Im wondering if the temps are ok to run for a long period of time while im gaming. thank you for the help.

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August 18, 2012 2:31:28 AM

I also forgot to add the gpu temps and its the about the same as the cpu but when loading the map it spiked to 100C and then once the game starts it runs around 85C to 95C
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August 19, 2012 10:31:55 PM

im suprized you can overclock it at all... APU's have FSB's like sandy bridge where if you adjust them at all then it also adjust the PCI-E bus, sata bus and other things
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August 20, 2012 5:35:51 AM

I use k10stats to overclock but im just wondering about the temps. I looked at the specs for the apu and it shows a thermal max temp of 100C and core temp shows a tjunction max of 115C and what are the max temp i could sustain for a long period of time without doing much harm to the apu. Im wanting to overclock because i get a huge fps boost in games by overclocking. I have heard of not going over 90C for a long period of time, and i tried the game mw3 and it only maxed at 91C and mostly stays around the temps of 80C and 88C depending on the amount of visuals on screen.
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a b K Overclocking
August 20, 2012 6:33:16 AM

i would go past 80-90C, but thats my personal preference, its really up to you on how far you want to push it
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August 20, 2012 7:31:06 AM

Ok thanks, do you know of a way i could control the fan speed. I have tried speedfan 446 and it doesn't detect my fans and amd overdrive doesn't show my fans either. Is there any other software, or website i could find a replacement fan for it that has manual controls, because that's really my limitation not being able to control my fan speed.
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a b K Overclocking
August 20, 2012 7:36:31 AM

try going into the bios, you might have a HWmonitor section... but it really depends on your laptop
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September 24, 2012 9:51:50 PM

big50234 said:
Hello i have a hp g7 1365dx laptop with an amd a6 3420m apu with radeon 6520g graphics and i want to overclock it. I want to overclock it so i can get a performance boost when gaming, I looked at the specs and it shows a max thermal temp of 100C and core temp shows a tjunction max of 115C, also i cannot control the fan speed manually :(  but ive overclocked to 2.8 and played the game black ops as a stress test, the max temp it reached was 94C and once the fan started running for a bit then temps started to run between the temps of 82C to 88C only going to the 90C when in the huey or hind when there's a lot for the gpu to render. Im wondering if the temps are ok to run for a long period of time while im gaming. thank you for the help.

Wow overclocked at 2.8ghz?!?!? Ace furthest I've been is 2.3 ghz. I'm getting 30 - 45 fps on bf3 multiplayer medium settings.
How do your games play at 2.8 and what is the max temp yours has been to?
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October 6, 2012 3:02:44 PM

firthaa01 said:
Wow overclocked at 2.8ghz?!?!? Ace furthest I've been is 2.3 ghz. I'm getting 30 - 45 fps on bf3 multiplayer medium settings.
How do your games play at 2.8 and what is the max temp yours has been to?

I didn't try bf3 on 2.8 but i do OC to 2.6 when playing bf3 and my temps stay below 90C and i get around 45 to 55 fps on medium settings.
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October 7, 2012 10:03:29 AM

big50234 said:
I didn't try bf3 on 2.8 but i do OC to 2.6 when playing bf3 and my temps stay below 90C and i get around 45 to 55 fps on medium settings.

Thanks for the reply I will try that
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October 9, 2012 11:03:15 PM

big50234 said:
I didn't try bf3 on 2.8 but i do OC to 2.6 when playing bf3 and my temps stay below 90C and i get around 45 to 55 fps on medium settings.


What are the voltages your using to achieve those clocks?
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October 24, 2012 4:06:36 AM

Please let us know what settings you are using to get these overclocks, this would be very helpful.

thank you..
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October 25, 2012 7:37:46 PM

knownchild said:
Please let us know what settings you are using to get these overclocks, this would be very helpful.

thank you..

I found this site that had some good info on overclock the apu

http://slappablog.com/2011/12/08/laptop-llano-sabine-ov...

using k10stat I made the apu run at a constant 2.4ghz and 2.6ghz and here are my settings, for 2.4ghz I have a FID of 20 and a DID of 1 and a cpu voltage of 1.1750, now for 2.6ghz i have a FID of 23 a DID of 1 and a voltage of 1.2500.
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November 24, 2012 6:00:55 AM

big50234 said:
I found this site that had some good info on overclock the apu

http://slappablog.com/2011/12/08/laptop-llano-sabine-ov...

using k10stat I made the apu run at a constant 2.4ghz and 2.6ghz and here are my settings, for 2.4ghz I have a FID of 20 and a DID of 1 and a cpu voltage of 1.1750, now for 2.6ghz i have a FID of 23 a DID of 1 and a voltage of 1.2500.



What processor is this for? my voltage is stock at 1.3750 on the a6 3420m.

Can someone post a screen shot of a stable overclock?
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December 21, 2012 9:18:33 AM

Hello everyone. I recently got into Overclocking since I was used to OCing on a GPU, and on my RAM. So I decided what the hay to try on my HP Pavilion g6 with a a6-3420m AMD Processor. Well as everyone knows OCing a Laptop is always a "No, No" since there setup is put into limitations. Well if all know Alienware you would think otherwise but in this case I decided to try.

Keeping in mind the motherboard on the HPes is locked and BIOs is too. But the latest AMD Vision Engine Control Center option on its latest update lets you OC manually by running frequency scans but its limited greatly I truly suggest not using this option at all.

I used K10Stat and FusionTweaker finding that FusionTweaker as alot more User Friendly for the use I needed.

I will post my Screenshot of a successful OCing on my laptop and it runs stable for days at a time. I will post stress tests once I fully run them in the time span I need so I can be sure its well maintained.

This OCing has remained stable with no crashing so far into the BSOD not sure why we call it "Death" in the "D" given that you can restart your system and your computer never really is crashed and fried xD.

Anyhow here is the screenshot keep in mind I am new to OCing on a CPU: (Temps stay constant between 151 F-171 F, sometimes jump to 180 F but it always drops quickly.)

http://s1342.beta.photobucket.com/user/DayhawkStorm/med...

Has been stable for about.. 2 months now with no crashing. I pushed for 3.2 but it crashed after less then 2 hours tried several Voltage Stock changes lowering zones but it crashed each time.

Tweaked the Voltages by dropping the 3.1 on P0 setting to 1.35V knocked down the others and my speed went up xD didnt realize overheating on it from time to time was causing the lag to appear but once I lowered the voltage.

Snap, snap, snap everything loaded faster and the tempatures didn't even go up or jump as often anymore stayed in 141 - 151 F and in playing demanding CPU speed games. Undervolting really helps but not to much you still crash xD.
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December 28, 2012 1:53:17 AM

Dayhawk said:
Hello everyone. I recently got into Overclocking since I was used to OCing on a GPU, and on my RAM. So I decided what the hay to try on my HP Pavilion g6 with a a6-3420m AMD Processor. Well as everyone knows OCing a Laptop is always a "No, No" since there setup is put into limitations. Well if all know Alienware you would think otherwise but in this case I decided to try.

Keeping in mind the motherboard on the HPes is locked and BIOs is too. But the latest AMD Vision Engine Control Center option on its latest update lets you OC manually by running frequency scans but its limited greatly I truly suggest not using this option at all.

I used K10Stat and FusionTweaker finding that FusionTweaker as alot more User Friendly for the use I needed.

I will post my Screenshot of a successful OCing on my laptop and it runs stable for days at a time. I will post stress tests once I fully run them in the time span I need so I can be sure its well maintained.

This OCing has remained stable with no crashing so far into the BSOD not sure why we call it "Death" in the "D" given that you can restart your system and your computer never really is crashed and fried xD.

Anyhow here is the screenshot keep in mind I am new to OCing on a CPU: (Temps stay constant between 151 F-171 F, sometimes jump to 180 F but it always drops quickly.)

http://s1342.beta.photobucket.com/user/DayhawkStorm/med...

Has been stable for about.. 2 months now with no crashing. I pushed for 3.2 but it crashed after less then 2 hours tried several Voltage Stock changes lowering zones but it crashed each time.

Tweaked the Voltages by dropping the 3.1 on P0 setting to 1.35V knocked down the others and my speed went up xD didnt realize overheating on it from time to time was causing the lag to appear but once I lowered the voltage.

Snap, snap, snap everything loaded faster and the tempatures didn't even go up or jump as often anymore stayed in 141 - 151 F and in playing demanding CPU speed games. Undervolting really helps but not to much you still crash xD.

Nice job, but be sure to try and keep it under 90 to 95 celcius, I love this APU if only i could overclock the gpu, but sadly they locked the multipliers :(  and the only way to do it is to overclock the FSB or whatever amd calls it.
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December 31, 2012 2:35:21 PM

Yeah I noticed that too. OCing on the GPU would be alot easier if they stop locking the settings on it.
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February 3, 2013 11:44:37 PM

Dayhawk said:
Hello everyone. I recently got into Overclocking since I was used to OCing on a GPU, and on my RAM. So I decided what the hay to try on my HP Pavilion g6 with a a6-3420m AMD Processor. Well as everyone knows OCing a Laptop is always a "No, No" since there setup is put into limitations. Well if all know Alienware you would think otherwise but in this case I decided to try.

Keeping in mind the motherboard on the HPes is locked and BIOs is too. But the latest AMD Vision Engine Control Center option on its latest update lets you OC manually by running frequency scans but its limited greatly I truly suggest not using this option at all.

I used K10Stat and FusionTweaker finding that FusionTweaker as alot more User Friendly for the use I needed.

I will post my Screenshot of a successful OCing on my laptop and it runs stable for days at a time. I will post stress tests once I fully run them in the time span I need so I can be sure its well maintained.

This OCing has remained stable with no crashing so far into the BSOD not sure why we call it "Death" in the "D" given that you can restart your system and your computer never really is crashed and fried xD.

Anyhow here is the screenshot keep in mind I am new to OCing on a CPU: (Temps stay constant between 151 F-171 F, sometimes jump to 180 F but it always drops quickly.)

http://s1342.beta.photobucket.com/user/DayhawkStorm/med...

Has been stable for about.. 2 months now with no crashing. I pushed for 3.2 but it crashed after less then 2 hours tried several Voltage Stock changes lowering zones but it crashed each time.

Tweaked the Voltages by dropping the 3.1 on P0 setting to 1.35V knocked down the others and my speed went up xD didnt realize overheating on it from time to time was causing the lag to appear but once I lowered the voltage.

Snap, snap, snap everything loaded faster and the tempatures didn't even go up or jump as often anymore stayed in 141 - 151 F and in playing demanding CPU speed games. Undervolting really helps but not to much you still crash xD.



how do i get the same settings with k10stat fusion tweaker will not work for me i wish it did i get errors im using windows 8
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February 21, 2013 10:15:37 PM

i have a solution for the issues people are having on windows 8 and 7 with fusion tweaker. you have to remove catalyst from the computer. i personally had problems shutting down the computer so you have to set it back to the original speed and then remove catalyst. then re install fusion tweaker. here are some videos and a blog i found on the matter.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZ7sxWKifCg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWXnvVljmxw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RjCkRLRji0

http://reefadvise.hubpages.com/hub/how-to-overclock-the...

i hope this helps any?
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