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Greetings. I've concocted a cheap build a few months back for everyday use and some light gaming like dota2, starcraft2 etc. Since my main build is mining i needed a cheap PC that can handle what i usually do. This is the build:

MSI fm2-a55-e33 motherboard
A6 5400k 3.6ghz Trinity APU
2GB of DDR3 2133mhz ram - i got lucky and found a kingston value ram ss 1333 able to go to 2133 stable at cl11
No-name psu (for now)
the other stuff doesn't matter


The reason i bought a dual core was because i could only get a cheap motherboard refurbished in my price, and since i know cheap boards don't have proper vrms i decided to only go with a dual core and overclock it. So here is the question:

How far can i safely push the A6 5400k on this board? I'm currently at 4.2Ghz
This board doesn't have CPU voltage control BUT it seems that the higher i raise the multi on the cpu the higher the voltage gets (it got to 1.52V@4.4ghz)
Since this is a dual core APU, very cut down on the gpu side also - 6 TMU/4ROPs i think it draws little power so since this board can handle a STOCK quad core apu is it safe it assume i can push my dual core as high as it can go? What about the voltage increasing automatically with higher freq?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.



BTW. At this price the APU is awesome!
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Athlon 2 x3 450 unlocked to X4 @ 3.55 stock vol... Gigabyte GA-ma770t-ud3 MSI Radeon R9 280x 4 gigz 2x A-Data 9-9-9-24;730 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
WD 640GB 7200rpm AAKS family  Schythe Grand Kama Cross Windows 7 x86 & x64/ Ubuntu 13.10 LG L1919S & LG24EA53VQ-P 
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