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Okay so im wanting to overclock my cpu, and im wondering what program would be best, although I dont want to go into the bios.
Im running a Gigabyte MA770-UD3 motherboard, AMD Athlon II X2 240 @ 2.8GHz, and also what do I need to increase to get a higher GHz. Im aiming towards atleast 3.2GHz - 3.6GHz. Also im using a Aywun RADI V10 Black edition cpu cooler that has 10 heatpipes and 2x120mm fans. Theres also a front 120mm, rear 120mm, side 120mm, and a 120mm in the psu.
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How can you not want to go into the Bios.

Overclock in bios, or don't overclock at all...
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i would advice overclocking though Bios even if you don't like it tongue.gif

Maybe you should read guide below to get some info redface.gif

-Ninja'd

Edit: I don't know how well that cooler works out,looks massive though.
Edited by Ballz0r84 - 8/3/11 at 1:00am
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Originally Posted by Conner;14445723 
Amd Athlon II Overclocking guide..

http://www.overclock.net/amd-cpus/1002985-athlon-ii-overclocking-guide-beginner-friendly.html

Nice added,

was looking for that to place here lol thumb.gif
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Nice added,

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I had to 1 up you biggrin.gif
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post #7 of 18
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I tried increasing the Ref clock from 200 to 250 but it made no change im still running at 2.8GHz?
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So any ideas?
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Okay so I cranked up the HT ref. Clock up to 282, and now my target speed is 3.9GHz, but my cpu isnt hitting it it just maxs at 2.8GHz.. whats the issue?
post #10 of 18
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I also tried using EasyTune 6, I cranked up the FSB from 200 MHz to 240 MHz and it still doesnt increase my CPU GHz..? I also tried the bios and it still doesnt work..
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