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You can look at my rig but, I have an FX 4100 and I was interested in overclocking. I don't know much about overclocking but what I do know, It's complicated to get into. But I'm interested, and I kind of want to.

With my motherboard can I overclock to like 4.5, or i've seen 4.9, ?

Where do I find a guide to overclocking on amd platforms(can't believe I've looked around for an hour on "overclock.net" and didn't find anything other than people asking for help).

And finally, will I really benefit? I watch a lot of youtube and I play Battlefield 3 on ultra and some other semi modern games. My 560 does run at 95-100% so maybe I have a bottle neck in the cpu and overclocking might help? I'm not sure. I do know I'll benefit from... the fact I can say I overclocked it lol. But I have a stock cooler so if I overclock I will get an after market one, I kind of want an h60 just to say I'm water cooled.

Thanks ahead of time tongue.gif
    
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Your motherboard is not designed for overclocking. It's not safe to add any voltage. Only use stock voltage!
Here is a guide how to overclock FX CPU. I got my CPU to 4,3 Ghz with stock voltage and stock cooler.

My settings: http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2104766

http://forums.tweaktown.com/gigabyte/46237-bulldozer-overclocking-guide-performance-scaling-charts-max-ocs-ln2-results-coming.html
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^This.

Though, which board exactly?
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Originally Posted by PunkX 1 View Post

^This.
Though, which board exactly?

I think he has a GA-78LMT-S2P.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but as long as he heatsinks those VRMs he should be OK OCing a 4100.
 
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GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-S2P AMD 760 Motherboard

yeah, no heatsinks atm, any suggestions for heatsinks? or just copper heat sinks
    
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Originally Posted by plastictree View Post

GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-S2P AMD 760 Motherboard
yeah, no heatsinks atm, any suggestions for heatsinks? or just copper heat sinks

Do you have rev 3.1 of the board?

Rev 4 and 5 have a 3+1 layout while rev 3.1 has 4+1 phases.

Yeah get the copper ones. A small fan would actually be better.
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