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Is it possible to overclock an apu?
If it is, is it possible to do on an oem motherboard? Friend has an AthlonIIx4 and I was wondering if I could help him overclock it without a new motherboard. Thanks!



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For one, Athlon II ain't an APU. Second, he won't probably be able to OC because OEM boards usually have locked out BIOS.
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Yes APU overclocking is possible,the OC about the same as and Athlon II. But on an OEM board the chances are very slim. They make the OEM boards to do the bare minimum.

Athlon IIx4's are not APU's.
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I meant that cpu-z recognizes an athlonIIx4 and a radeon 3xxx or 4xxx series. I just said it confusingly. Might not be an athlonII, but this computer is less than 6 months old, and I am pretty sure they wouldn't still be using such old architecture, and from what I know the APU I about the same performance as an athlonII. I know the athlonII is not an APU, but it and a radeon 3xxx make up the APU, right? Ill take a look at the BIOS a little bit later.


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The Apu's just hit the shelves a few weeks ago. Until then Athalon II and AM3 was the current AMD architecture and the Athlon II is still being sold.

Most likely your buddies computer is indeed an AM3 motherboard with an 3xxx or 4xxx integraded video card built into the motherboard. Like this Which has a HD4290 on the motherboard rather than into the processor.
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The Apu's just hit the shelves a few weeks ago. Until then Athalon II and AM3 was the current AMD architecture and the Athlon II is still being sold.

Most likely your buddies computer is indeed an AM3 motherboard with an 3xxx or 4xxx integraded video card built into the motherboard. Like this Which has a HD4290 on the motherboard rather than into the processor.
Ok thanks. That's all I really needed to know. Ill try OC'ing, but it will probably fail.
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