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Mild Overclock for a FX 8120 help plz

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Ok so im totaly wet behind the ears regarding overclocking but my sons PC has a FX 8120 running at stock 3.1 ghz. He plays a lot of BF3 and has a nice GTX 580 graphics card but ive a feeling if the CPU was a little faster he would be getting better gameplay ive a strong feeling his card is being bottlenecked a bit.

Ive been looking all over the web for step by step guides but ive found it all rather confusing and most seem to push the processor to 4 + when all I really want to do is get it to 3.6 - 3.8 so its nice and stable and saving me having to buy an FX 8150 3.6ghz when I dont have to.

If someone could give me a real simple guide to give it a mild safe overclock I would be extremely grateful.

below are his PC specs

AMD FX 8120 3.1ghz
ASUS M4A78LT-M LE motherboard
Nvidea gtx 580
16 Gb corsair vengeance 1600 mhz Ram
Corsair 800 watt gaming psu

Thank you ever so much for any help and advice
post #2 of 4
Are you sure that is your model of board? Its a AM3 board and I see no bios support for a AM3+
post #3 of 4
The FX-8120 is more than enough to play BF3.

The GTX 580 on the other hand is probably the limiting factor. I would know because I used to have a GTX 580 overclocked to 875mhz and its only able to do BF3 on Ultra with no anti-aliasing at around 45-55fps.
post #4 of 4
Get used am3+ mobo.
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