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I am using AMD OverDrive to OC my AMD FX-4100 from 3.6GHz to 3.8GHz. By setting the Core multiplier to 17.5 X in the software, clicking the green button in top left (giving it a red circle around it), and hitting apply. I am using CPU-Z to validate the changes and it seems to be holding steady at about 3850MHz with a core voltage of 1.38. Is this all I need to do in order to OC? Am I missing anything else? Can I simply raise the multiplier via AMD OverDrive if I decide I want to try and push it further?

Also in AMD OverDrive it shows a target speed, and a current speed. The target speed reads 3500MHz but the current speed is like I said staying pretty consistant at 3850MHz. Could someone please explain this as well?

I am a beginner to OC'ing and this is my first time.
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I am a beginner to OC'ing and this is my first time.

As you are a beginner, I would recommend to you that you should not use software for overclocking, and you should stick to the traditional method, the BIOS. It provides the most accurate voltages and such, while some programs are pre-programmed, and as you may or may not know, every chip is different and some require more voltage than others. Also, other than that, I wouldn't recommend software for overclocking anyways.
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As you are a beginner, I would recommend to you that you should not use software for overclocking, and you should stick to the traditional method, the BIOS. It provides the most accurate voltages and such, while some programs are pre-programmed, and as you may or may not know, every chip is different and some require more voltage than others. Also, other than that, I wouldn't recommend software for overclocking anyways.


This, No need for me to say anything.

 

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Fair enough. I did go into the Bios and saw basically the same settings Core Multiplier as well as two separate voltage settings on the same page. I believe they were Core VID, and NB VID. Would I just set the multiplier to 17.5 X there instead of the software?

I made a post earlier on this forum as well as a few others but no one replied. I gave a bit more information and then heard about AMD OverDrive and decided to read up on that. But here is my other post if that will help you, help me, heh.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1195619/amd-fx-4100-and-biostar-ta990fxe-where-to-begin
Edited by GunnDawg - 1/6/12 at 3:51am
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I cannot comment specifically, as my experience and knowledge in overclocking, especially AMD is limited. I'd recommend you make a new thread regarding overclocking help with your chip smile.gif
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I cannot comment specifically, as my experience and knowledge in overclocking, especially AMD is limited. I'd recommend you make a new thread regarding overclocking help with your chip smile.gif

Indeed I have, though still awaiting my knight in shining armor, heh.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1195619/amd-fx-4100-and-biostar-ta990fxe-where-to-begin
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uninstall AOD before it corrupts your windows :lachen.gif: read THIS http://www.overclock.net/t/777378/official-gappos-little-deneb-thuban-overclocking-guide-with-too-many-smileys/0_20

everything applies to your rig EXCEPT:
fsb=only up to 230
cpu/nb=up to 2400 Mhz ..any higher=problems

oh..and i think the HT link on your chip is 2600..try to keep it around there..
 
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uninstall AOD before it corrupts your windows :lachen.gif: read THIS http://www.overclock.net/t/777378/official-gappos-little-deneb-thuban-overclocking-guide-with-too-many-smileys/0_20
everything applies to your rig EXCEPT:
fsb=only up to 230
cpu/nb=up to 2400 Mhz ..any higher=problems
oh..and i think the HT link on your chip is 2600..try to keep it around there..

One of the first things it tells me to do in that guide you linked me was to install AOD wink.gif
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uninstall AOD before it corrupts your windows :lachen.gif: read THIS http://www.overclock.net/t/777378/official-gappos-little-deneb-thuban-overclocking-guide-with-too-many-smileys/0_20

everything applies to your rig EXCEPT:
fsb=only up to 230
cpu/nb=up to 2400 Mhz ..any higher=problems

oh..and i think the HT link on your chip is 2600..try to keep it around there..


One of the first things it tells you to do is install AOD kookoo.gif

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