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Hey I am new to the forum and to overclocking.
I would like to learn how to OC and if I should use the easyTune6 or if i should go through the BIOS and program it that way?
Any feed back or info to helpful sites would be greatly appreciated.
I have never doen this so I am attempting to start my reseach and eductaion in OC.

Thanks
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Stay way from software overclocks, they are rubbish and may damage you CPU.

What are your temperatures under load?

second, read through this guide


http://www.overclock.net/t/1140459/bulldozer-overclocking-guide-performance-scaling-charts-max-ocs-ln2-results-coming/0_40
     
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Stay way from software overclocks, they are rubbish and may damage you CPU.

What are your temperatures under load?

second, read through this guide


http://www.overclock.net/t/1140459/bulldozer-overclocking-guide-performance-scaling-charts-max-ocs-ln2-results-coming/0_40


I cannot recommend easytune either but only because of the looks. I think these tools use all the same backend and because I'm familiar with the command shell I like turion power control.
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