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Making Lemonade: Overclocking Your Locked AMD Processor

Power Consumption

Power Consumption

Overclocking without increasing voltages provides a decent performance boost over stock settings and much better efficiency than our maximum overclock. Also notice that the performance increase from overclocking the northbridge isn’t exactly “free” either.

Some readers might appreciate knowing that overclocking without raising the multiplier allowed Cool’n’Quiet to be enabled without any noticeable loss in stability.