I have an HP desktop that now has a blown motherboard. My plan is to trash as much of the OEM stuff as possible and start salvaging parts. I'm keeping the CPU (AMD Phenom II 1045T), 1 TB HDD and optical drive. I want to take the 1045T (along with the salvaged parts listed above) and build a cheap gaming computer around it. My question is can the 1045 be overclocked at all even though it's not a Black Edition class CPU?
Wow I thought I would be lucky to get a few hundred MHz if I could get it into the 3.4-3.5 range that would be great. The only problem I'm seeing is finding a good motherboard. There doesn't seem to be alot of AM3's left and trying to find one that allows for heavy overclocking is going to make it even harder.