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Overclocking AMD FX 4100 on MSI 870A-G54

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Any help for an absolute beginner to overclocking? I've heard that my mobo is fairly decent for OCing. It also has some kind of knob for overclocking on the board, I just don't know how to use it safely. The user manual says that I have to set voltages appropriately but I am utterly clueless about how to do any of that.

Thanks for any help.
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That board is not on the recommended list for overclocking AMD CPUs because of the poor VRM design/lack of heat sink etc.
see here. http://www.overclock.net/t/946407/amd-motherboard-vrm-information-list

that would be my biggest worry.

Other than that there a plenty of guides here on overclocking FX processors such as this one
http://www.overclock.net/t/1140459/bulldozer-overclocking-guide-performance-scaling-charts-max-ocs-ln2-results-coming

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On second thought, I'll just not overclock.
Thanks anyhoo
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Yeah, you'd... want to avoid that.... this board has the single highest recorded failure rate, out of every other one on that list.... and there are several stock processor speed incidents.  You don't want to run it with higher TDP and/or overclocked processors.

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