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Most people OC to get more calculations for folding, and to get bigger performance increases in applications on their computers.

It's also a nice a way to compete with your fellow acquaintances and friends.
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post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by bdenpaka View Post

Most people OC to get more calculations for folding, and to get bigger performance increases in applications on their computers.

It's also a nice a way to compete with your fellow acquaintances and friends.

This.
The e-peen thing was tongue-in-cheek.
But honestly, when you buy a pre built computer from a company that mass produces, don't expect to overclock
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whats the difference between my fx8120 and everyone elses?

but yea it looks like mine is locked for sure.

so what other options do i have?

You do have one good option, but you may not like it tongue.gif
You can replace the motherboard with something like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131942 and keep all the rest of your parts. Then you can overclock your very nice fx8120.
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No, and your processor probably isn't really built for overclocking
Wait wut? headscratch.gif The 8120 is an unlocked multiplier AMD chip made for overclocking.
Brian..You will need a different motherboard + PSU + cooling and maybe RAM to overclock properly.
Here's one that will run your CPU http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=TA990FXE-R&cat=MBB'
or this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138372
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Wait wut? headscratch.gif The 8120 is an unlocked multiplier AMD chip made for overclocking.
Brian..You will need a different motherboard + PSU + cooling and maybe RAM to overclock properly.
Here's one that will run your CPU http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=TA990FXE-R&cat=MBB'
or this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138372
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I agree in general, but the minimum (first priority) would be the motherboard. I think his chassis is a micro ATX, which is why I recommended one of those.
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Wait wut? headscratch.gif The 8120 is an unlocked multiplier AMD chip made for overclocking.
Brian..You will need a different motherboard + PSU + cooling and maybe RAM to overclock properly.
Here's one that will run your CPU http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=TA990FXE-R&cat=MBB'
or this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138372
The best is Crosshair V
I misread his post, I corrected myself in a later post.
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Originally Posted by Schmuckley View Post

Wait wut? headscratch.gif The 8120 is an unlocked multiplier AMD chip made for overclocking.
Brian..You will need a different motherboard + PSU + cooling and maybe RAM to overclock properly.
Here's one that will run your CPU http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=TA990FXE-R&cat=MBB'
or this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138372
The best is Crosshair V

thanks for the links

those motherboads look great and the price is not a wallet killer either.
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