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So I wanted to OC it to 4.5 and I ran AMD Vision Engine's autotune. It started at 3.4 Ghz so I decided to stop the tuning and restart thinking I could do something else. Then I find out that my computer thinks my processor is a 3.4 Ghz processor because I stopped the tuning at 3.4. So I went into my bios and changed my frequency to 20 which brought it back up to 4.0 Ghz.

Ok, without being too critical, what exactly did I do wrong? And do I need to run Prime95 or anything?
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I'd do away with software based overclocking and do it through the bios. Running prime95 is a good idea to help determine stability.
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Yes, do the overclocking through the BIOS. Software-based OC just causes problems.

Intel Burn Test is a better test of stability for FX processors. Something about Prime95 is wonky on FX CPU's, sometimes giving back bad results even on stock CPU's that aren't defective in any way. You can find lots of reports on this if you use the search feature.
     
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I'd do away with software based overclocking and do it through the bios. Running prime95 is a good idea to help determine stability.

Actually I got it back to 4.0 and I don't think I am going to OC it until I really need to. Even at stock settings, should I still run Prime95 because I messed with the frequency?
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Yes, do the overclocking through the BIOS. Software-based OC just causes problems.

Intel Burn Test is a better test of stability for FX processors. Something about Prime95 is wonky on FX CPU's, sometimes giving back bad results even on stock CPU's that aren't defective in any way. You can find lots of reports on this if you use the search feature.

thanks for the tip!
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