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Thread Starter 
I'm thinking about overclocking my computer, and I'm pretty sure i'll need new, or more fans to successfully overclock without my computer blowing up in my face.

I am trying to get my computer to overclock possibly to 3.5, Or as high as I can get it to go, while spending $60 or less.

Can all the pro's out there help me out?

Current specs:
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 620 Processor - 2.60 GHz (Socket AM3)
RAM: 6.00GB
Graphic Card: NVidia GeForce GTX 470
Case: CoolerMaster HAF 922
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Motherboard info: (Gotten off of CPU-Z, No clue where else to find it)
Manufacturer: PEGATRON CORPORATION
Model: VIOLET | 3.02
Chipset: Nvidia (nForce 720a); Rev. A2
Southbridge: Nvidia (ID075C) Rev. A2
LPCIO: Fintek (F8000)
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BIOS info:
Brand: AMerican Megatrends Inc.
Version 5.17
Date: 7/24/2009
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PCI-Express
LinkWidth: x16 (Min + Max)
post #2 of 4
I would start in the AMD motherboards section. They would have more knowledge about the motherboard you have and what it is capable of. Assuming you have a solid CPU heatsink, you should be able to hit that number. Something like a Cooler Master Hyper 212+ would be strong enough for that. I don't know if the motherboard VRM is strong enough to support the extra power your CPU will be pulling
    
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Power shouldn't be a worry, I think. I have a 500 Power supply. Standard powersupply that game with my PC was a 450 I think, dont remember.
post #4 of 4
Oh I don't mean PSU power. I mean the DC current that the motherboard delivers to the CPU. If the motherboard can't deliver stable power to the CPU, overclocking is pretty much impossible. It can even damage the CPU and the motherboard. Since I don't know a whole lot about that particular motherboard, I would ask the guys in the AMD Motherboards forum.

You want the limiting factor in your overclocking to be your cooling solution, not your motherboard. If it is the motherboard, you could be in danger of losing your hardware
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k @ 4.0 GHz ASRock Z68 Extreme 4 Gen3 MSI GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr II @ 975MHz 8GB (2x4GB) Samsung 1600Mhz Low Profile RAM 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 Windows 7 64 bit Acer G235H 23" Corsair TX750W 
CaseMouse
Cooler Master CM690II Advanced Razer Deathadder 3500dpi 
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i5 2500k @ 4.0 GHz ASRock Z68 Extreme 4 Gen3 MSI GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr II @ 975MHz 8GB (2x4GB) Samsung 1600Mhz Low Profile RAM 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 Windows 7 64 bit Acer G235H 23" Corsair TX750W 
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