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post #1 of 10
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Can some of you guys get me started, this is my first time over clocking.
I have a Athlon II X4 630 (Propus) and a Zotac geforce6100 Value F.E Version mobo. What programs are best to use and what do i do basicly ???? Everything i use is in my system at the bottom. I included a copy of my CPU-Z Stats.

Edited by klewlis1 - 8/14/11 at 12:04pm
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post #2 of 10
Im my sig there is a guide for first time OCers with Athlon II, take a look It should be useful

EDIT: here's the link: http://www.overclock.net/amd-cpus/10...-friendly.html
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I'd recommend studying this http://www.overclock.net/amd-general...ing-guide.html

It has a ton of real good info plus it'll give you a path to follow. Make small changes than test. Be sure to work on one area at a time, keep notes of settings tried and there results. Take your time and have fun!
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post #4 of 10
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Thanks to both of you for all the info, Now lets see if i can have some fun
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post #5 of 10
Good luck in your overclocking! If all else fails, you can hit it with a hammer a few times
post #6 of 10
I'm sorry to say this but you're actually going to want to underclock and undervolt.... not the other way around.
Running an Athlon II x4 is going past this motherboard's capable specs. It is rated for 65W TDP, while the Athlon II x4 is 95W TDP.
Keep on going and you take a large risk. There are components on the motherboard that may fail trying to handle the large current requirement of a quad core, and there will be no warranty protection for you either as you are running past the intended specifications.
post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
I'm sorry to say this but you're actually going to want to underclock and undervolt.... not the other way around.
Running an Athlon II x4 is going past this motherboard's capable specs. It is rated for 65W TDP, while the Athlon II x4 is 95W TDP.
Keep on going and you take a large risk. There are components on the motherboard that may fail trying to handle the large current requirement of a quad core, and there will be no warranty protection for you either as you are running past the intended specifications.
There is a guide for that too in my sig I love undervolts AthlonIIs unrevolt gorgeously even without underclock.
So you can keep it stock and run it at 1.1ish volts
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I just notice that, and now im wondering why they sold all these parts in a barebones kit , i got it from tigerdirect as a kit for $199, all except the cpu cooler and vid card, but i do have another mobo that new in the box its a Biostar N68S3B GEFORCE 7025, Should i change out boards they sent this to me aswell.
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post #9 of 10
Contact the tigerdirect website about it and tell them to pull it off the site. I have seen a lot of barebones kits (they're terrible deals and more often ripoffs than deals by the way, individual parts configuration costs less and gives you a better deal AND better performance) that have parts that are totally incompatible with each other. There was once one on Newegg that paired an AM2+ CPU on an AM3 board (which just doesn't work).

I bet you they included a single channel 4GB DIMM too.... that's going to reduce your performance significantly vs. a 2x2GB kit that could've been had for same cost.

The Biostar board will take a 95W processor, but uses a very very limited 2+1 power phase. I would recommend performing slight undervolt on the Biostar board to be sure, using a 95W on that board would scare me... and use the stock cooler, or the VRMs are not cooled and more likely to fail.
Edited by xd_1771 - 8/14/11 at 2:15pm
post #10 of 10
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That might be why they sent me the xtra mobo without any notice, i recieved it a week after i got the kit, lol with no paperwork or anything. I did read up on that board and checked out the box its rated for 95W and has more max ram 8 mb then the board im using now with 4mb. So i might just change it out, if its worth it, if not i could buy another board if i can get one cheap enough.

Yes they included a single 4gb DIMM too,
Edited by klewlis1 - 8/14/11 at 2:20pm
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