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Hey guys, I'm new to overclocking and I'm trying to learn a bit using this Athlon 240. I was just curious; am I doing it right? Do my temps look good? Voltage good.etc? Or am I just about to blow my computer up?

I've read some of the guides here, but, reading only teaches so much. I actually have to do to learn.

Any advice? I'm not looking for a crazy clock, just, more-or-less experimenting with OCing.
 
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I'm guessing you're on the stock cooler?
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I'm guessing you're on the stock cooler?

For now.
 
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For now.

Them old Athlons needed a lot of vcore to stay stable at high frequencies redface.gif

Lets get you up to 3.78GHz first. Raise bus to 270 and raise vcore to 1.45-1.48v. Make sure HT link is close to stock and increase CPU/NB voltage to 1.22-1.25v. Drop DRAM freq to 533MHz (after overclock, the DRAM freq will be about 720MHz=1440MHz. If stable, slowly increase freq) and raise voltage for the same to 1.65v.
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This is what i was able to achieve.

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Them old Athlons needed a lot of vcore to stay stable at high frequencies redface.gif
Lets get you up to 3.78GHz first. Raise bus to 270 and raise vcore to 1.45-1.48v. Make sure HT link is close to stock and increase CPU/NB voltage to 1.22-1.25v. Drop DRAM freq to 533MHz (after overclock, the DRAM freq will be about 720MHz=1440MHz. If stable, slowly increase freq) and raise voltage for the same to 1.65v.

All that on the stock cooler is not going to lead to safe temps. Pushing 60C now. Its when you get the chip hot with added voltage that it dies. OP you are looking good on your OC now you just need to support it by first upgrading your cooling. Look at getting something like a Cooler Master Hyper 212+ which are relatively inexpensive and will provide you the necessary headroom for a higher overclock.
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All that on the stock cooler is not going to lead to safe temps. Pushing 60C now. Its when you get the chip hot with added voltage that it dies. OP you are looking good on your OC now you just need to support it by first upgrading your cooling. Look at getting something like a Cooler Master Hyper 212+ which are relatively inexpensive and will provide you the necessary headroom for a higher overclock.

The CPU never got above 45c. I'm not sure what the 60c is. I want to say the VRM, but the heatsink for them felt cool to the touch.

I upped it to 3.2ghz, but, I don't think I'm going to push it until I get more fans (or a new case) and a new CPU cooler. I want to do a 212 with push/pull AC F12s.

.......Will be a little while though, since I just bought a 7770. smile.gif
 
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The Cooler master hyper 212+ is overkill for your chip, then again you could even use the cooler when you upgrade your chip as this is an amazing budget cooler.
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240 is just temporary. I'm planning on getting a 4300 as long as Gigabyte puts out a bios update to support it. Fingers crossed. thumb.gif

EDIT: Gigabyte just released F3 bios that is "Update CPU AGESA 1.2.7.1." Piledriver support perhaps?
Edited by Cheezman - 10/13/12 at 5:19am
 
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Till then overclock your chip as much as you can for performance gain. Max temp for your chip is 74c;)
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