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a b K Overclocking
September 23, 2012 9:07:52 AM

I just rebuilt my old system with lower end parts that I managed to pick up for nothing, The system Specs Below:

CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 940 3ghz
RAM: 4GB DDR2 800mhz 2.1v
HDD: 640GB Laptop Drive (For now until I get something else)
VGA: Onboard HD3000 - HD3450 in Crossfire
MOBO: Asus M4A78l-M http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I was wondering if it would be wise to OC the Phenom II x4 940 to around 3.4 - 3.6ghz On this Power supply. I know a lot about PC hardware, but I always want a 2nd opinion on a PSU.

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September 23, 2012 9:23:50 AM

i have a phenom II 925 (stock 2.8) overclocking to 3.5 requires i bump the voltage to around 1.43v, increasing the power draw to around 140w. while a 940 should be able to do it with very little or no over volting, i do believe that psu will be able to handle a overclock that small with ease. your computer will probably only pull ~250w of power with the specs you have posted.
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a b K Overclocking
September 23, 2012 9:38:27 PM

Yeah, thats what I was thinking, I can get 3608mhz with out any extra voltage, it does on 1.34v and at times hits 1.36v. CPU-NB it at 2207mhz or something like that without any voltage, I'd like to get that up more along with better ram timings.

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a b K Overclocking
September 23, 2012 9:38:39 PM

Best answer selected by Viking2121.
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