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This is my CPU: https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=amd+a10+7800

It's an AMD APU Radeon R7 A-10 7800 3.5 GHz, or AMD A-10 7800 for short, running at 3.5 GHz stock speed. Some websites say it can be overclocked to 3.9 GHz. But I can't. I've used AMD OverDrive, Catalyst Control Center, MSI Afterburner, and the computer's BIOS, and it says Turbo Boost/Core/Clock/Frequency/etc. is enabled but I still can't get it to 3.9 GHz.

I do know that there's no built-in multiplier so AMD CCC and BIOS probably won't work and instead I may need a third party program. But I've already used MSI Afterburner, and OverDrive, and neither can overclock the CPU to 3.9 GHz.

My PC has a Radeon HD R7 7800 1GB graphics card which is integrated so I know it's not that much faster than my 2009 low-end laptop and it can't run even 5 year old games at 800x600 but I still think it should be able to overclock to at least higher than 3.5 GHz.
post #2 of 15
You need to do the overclocking in the BIOS. What motherboard do you have? Is it an overclocking motherboard?

Software overclocking is junk and will just get you unto trouble.
You need to read some overclocking guides and if there's something you don't understand, ask question.
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@billbartuska

I can't find an overclocking option in BIOS. I'm not sure exactly what my PC's model is, but I do know it's manuf.'ed by ASUS and is part of M32 series (https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=asus+m32). Like I said, my GPU is AMD Radeon HD/R7 A-10 7800 which has 1GB of video RAM and is integrated.

I don't have a game that's less than a year old (I have Mortal Kombat X although that's not really demanding, and Far Cry 4 but that's last year) and my PC still can't run anything over 60 FPS. The most it can do is run GTA V / Online at 20 to 40 FPS - and that's at 640 x 480 and lowest settings. Raise any setting and it will run below 20 FPS.

As you can probably see I don't have enough money for something like an Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan X ($1,000) or even GTX 950 ($160), or an Intel Core i7 or FX 9590 - which is also why I don't have the latest $60 AAA games like CoD Black Ops 3 or anything like that.
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@billbartuska

I can't find an overclocking option in BIOS. I'm not sure exactly what my PC's model is, but I do know it's manuf.'ed by ASUS and is part of M32 series (https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=asus+m32). Like I said, my GPU is AMD Radeon HD/R7 A-10 7800 which has 1GB of video RAM and is integrated.

I don't have a game that's less than a year old (I have Mortal Kombat X although that's not really demanding, and Far Cry 4 but that's last year) and my PC still can't run anything over 60 FPS. The most it can do is run GTA V / Online at 20 to 40 FPS - and that's at 640 x 480 and lowest settings. Raise any setting and it will run below 20 FPS.

As you can probably see I don't have enough money for something like an Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan X ($1,000) or even GTX 950 ($160), or an Intel Core i7 or FX 9590 - which is also why I don't have the latest $60 AAA games like CoD Black Ops 3 or anything like that.


That cpu isn't unlocked so that is a major problem. The second problem is that your motherboard does not have options to change any frequencies. If it a oem pc you are out of luck. If you want to overclock you pretty much need to build a pc with an unlocked cpu and a retail board built with overclocking in mind.
Edited by chrisjames61 - 10/4/15 at 2:52pm
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http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html download/install this program and look at the mainboard and memory tabs. Tell us the info.
I suspect you have slow ram maybe even a single stick which is crippling your iGPU performance.
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http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html download/install this program and look at the mainboard and memory tabs. Tell us the info.
I suspect you have slow ram maybe even a single stick which is crippling your iGPU performance.


1866 in dual channel mode would be the minimum for an apu. I also would alot a 2 gigabyte frame buffer. Like you said he may have 1333 or 1600 running in single channel mode.
post #7 of 15
I took a look at your owner's manual. There are no overclocking options there.
So, basically, what you have is what you get.
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The 3.9GHz you are reading about is the turbo frequency. When a set number of cores are being used, the power draw is low enough, and there is enough thermal headroom, your CPU can turbo X amount of cores to 3.9GHz. I would believe that number is only for one core, and a lower frequency for two threads, probably 3.8GHz. It isn't over clocking, it is having a thread or two able to run at a higher frequency when needed and available.
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post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by billbartuska View Post

I took a look at your owner's manual. There are no overclocking options there.
So, basically, what you have is what you get.

Ok, thanks very much, very helpful!
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Originally Posted by Binex View Post

http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html download/install this program and look at the mainboard and memory tabs. Tell us the info.
I suspect you have slow ram maybe even a single stick which is crippling your iGPU performance.

Number of cores: 4 (quad core)

HyperTransport link speed: 500MHz

Memory frequency / core clock:: 800MHz

PCIe speed: 100 MHz

GPU clock: target speed 940 MHz, maximum 1300 MHz

Memory clock: 800 MHz up to 13000 MHz
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Originally Posted by chrisjames61 View Post

1866 in dual channel mode would be the minimum for an apu. I also would alot a 2 gigabyte frame buffer. Like you said he may have 1333 or 1600 running in single channel mode.

I have 8 GB RAM, 1.05 used by system so only 6.95 is usable, and dedicated memory between 64 MB and 2 GB, 1 GB by default.
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