I just bought a cheap laptop a few weeks back (this: http://www.staples.com/Samsung-Serie...product_376050
got it when it was on sale for 350) which contains an A6-3410MX. I recently gained an interest in overclocking it. (Yesterday, when I downloaded PCSX2 and it had trouble playing Persona 4.) So today I ran k10stat and tried to find a stable overclocked configuration for it. I checked some of the various configurations people had put on their 3410MX or 3400M with k10stat, but they all led to my computer crashing.
Eventually I decided to go with this commentor on the bottom here: http://www.cpu-world.com/news_2011/2...PU_lineup.html
I run my 3410MX @ 2200Mhz with stock voltage with no issues whatsoever. It can go much higher - provided you have adequate cooling.
This seems to work fine, and with speedhacks it looks like I may be able to play Persona 4.
Here are my questions feel free to direct me to a FAQ if some of these would be better answered there:
Which programs should I be using, and how should I be using them?
Currently I have CPU-Z, k10stat (obviously), Hardware Monitor
Should I get Intel Burn Test? Would that keep me from crashing it any time I play with k10stat? And would CoreTemp give me better temperature values than Hardware Monitor? (which gives a GPU temp, but no CPU temp, but perhaps they are the same on an APU?)
And since I'm completely new to overclocking, anything in particular I should watch out for? I've currently got a laptop fan base, but I don't want to increase the voltage and temperature to a degree that the computer is relying on it to keep itself from dying.