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post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
Hi guys, I'm new to all this overclocking stuff, and wanted to get some info and help from experianced people such as yourself. i'm on a low income atm, and cant afford to buy a new pc or upgrade what i already have, but really want to squeeze a little bit more out of my pc.

I've got a Compaq sg3-110uk and below are its specs:

H-Aira-RS780L-uATX (Aira-GL8)

Manufacturer: Foxconn
Form factor: uATX
Chipset: AMD 760G
Memory sockets: 2 x DDR3
Front side bus speeds: 5200 MT/s
Processor socket: AM3
Expansion Slots: 2 PCI Express x1 slots
For more details, see Aira motherboard specifications .

AMD Athlon II X2 215

Operating speed: Up to 2.7 GHz
Number of cores: 2
Socket: AM3

2 GB
Amount: 2 GB
Speed: PC3-10600 MB/sec (messages as PC3-8500)
Type: DDR3-1333

Video graphics
Integrated graphics using ATI Radeon 3000

i have done little things like increase my paging file size. and used a spare 1gb card for readyboost. but im not seeing much in the way of improvements. sombody pointed me to the AMD overdrive software, but my 760G chipset is not supported.

I'm not expecting a supercomputer that rivals the arura or anything lol, just want to squeeze a little extra out of what i have, but not push it to far, as i dont have enough cash to buy after market cooling system.

Any help or advice would be greatly apreciated,
post #2 of 11
Thread Starter 
*edit* intrestingly just used CPU-Z and it says my chipset is AMD 780G
so do i go by the hp website specifocations or by cpu-z? also why would it come up with a diff chipset other than what should have been shipped as stock? confused,com..
post #3 of 11
I have very little experience with AMD overclocking since I've always bought Intel CPUs, but I'm just gonna ask: What are your current temperatures? (CPU core being the most important one)
post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the quick reply smile.gif i figured it a picture would be better suited. hope it has the info you need

post #5 of 11
Would like to see temperatures under load too. If you're gonna start with overclocking, I recommend downloading Prime95. We use it for stability testing. Run that for 12-24 hours and you can be pretty sure that your overclock is stable. It's a free program.

I'd like to see you run that for say 10 minutes and note the temperatures you get from CoreTemp.
post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 
downloading prime95 now. will run the stress test for around 10min and then post another screen shot here. thankyou both for your time
post #7 of 11
Originally Posted by Metal667 View Post

thankyou both for your time

I might be schizofrenic, but that was me twice biggrin.gif Anyway, good luck with the test and future overclocking thumb.gif
post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 
ok heres my temp

i ran prime95 for 10min using tress testing> Blend
post #9 of 11
Your core went up to 43 degrees at max? That's not too bad. Was it still climbing? If not, it seems you have some room for overclocking.
post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 
that was as high as it went, it registerd 43c after 6 min then began to drop back down. by 8min it was at a consistant 36c.
do you think its possible then to gain a little extra?
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