X4 631 OC


I'm new to overclocking, so please be lenient ;)

I've got:
AMD's Athlon II x4 631
Stock cooling
Asrock A55M-HVS MoBo
Crucial 4GB 1333MHz CL9 RAM
Chieftes iArena 500Watt PSU
My actual settings:
Multiplier x26
Clock: 115MHZ
OC'ed via Asrock Extreme Tuner

I know, that:
MoBo is actually on A75 chipset but with disabled SATA3 and USB 3.0 (found somewhere on the web)
Multiplier is locked
On 115MHZ max temperature is 58 Celsius degrees (Prime95 torture test and Skyrim/BF3 Multiplayer maxed out)
Voltage hasn't been changed

Any tips for overclocking it to 3,5GHZ/4GHz with risk of burning as low as possible? ;)
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  1. With the stock cooler...I can't give you any advice other than, before upping the clocks you are gonna need an aftermarket cooler...To get those speeds you are gonna need some pretty big voltage bumps and where there is voltage there is heat .... you are already almost at the thermal wall which is 62c on that chip.
  2. Ok, I understand... So I've got very low budget and actually I can buy theese coolers:
    SilentiumPC Spartan PRO HE924
    Thermaltake Contac 16
    Thermaltake Contac 21
    AAB Cooling Super Silent P1 PWM
    I think SilentiumPC is best option, am I right?

    Or maybe I should wait for salary and buy, for example:
    Xigmatek Dark Knight SD-1283 Night Hawk Edition
    be quiet! CPU cooler Shadow Rock Pro SR1
    AKASA Venom VooDoo Multi-Socket 2x120mm
    Or even maybe Thermaltake Frio Extreme Copper 2x140mm Fan?
  3. Just get the Cooler Master Hyper 212+ EVO its performance cannot be beat for the price
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