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I want to overclock my Phenom, but I am not experienced, and fear I will wreck my system. I have studied the guides for overclocking, but I still find it intimidating, and don't have the confidence that I will not mess up.
Is the auto clock function viable in my situation? With my system, what kind of clocks can I expect on liquid cooling using the auto clock?
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No one knows because every motherboard / CPU is different. "Automatic" overclocking is fine if all you want is a mild overclock.

The downside is that neither you, nor I, nor anyone else knows what settings AMD overdrive will use, so if (when?) the overclock fails you won't know what to fix and will have to settle for whatever it gives you automatically. Also, automatic overclocking programs tend to use more volts than are required.

You should really learn to overclock in the BIOS though. We were all like you at one time.

"Overclocking is a slow and methodical process of trial and error, mostly error, often accompanied by cold sweats in the dark of the night...then you succeed"
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So I can expect a mild overclock, that is all my motherboard is good for, from what I understand anyway. I am saving for a Sabretooth, maybe when I get it I will try to learn the art. I want to join the 4ghz club, but I really don't want to put this mobo out of commission, before I get the Sabretooth, because then I would have to go back to the laptop. Thanks for the reply, and the advice.
Edited by Timbo-42 - 1/11/17 at 10:59pm
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