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hey everyone i am really interested in overclocking my cpu its the folloowing
amd 100t 2.80 ghz.

is it better to do it from the bios or from amd overdrive which i downloaded from asus website
my motherboard is ASUS M4A88T-M Motherboard

also how do i update my bios for my computer....?
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IMO, its all about personal preference. Some people say overclocking through the bios is more stable. AMD Overdrive has its advantages as well. If you go too far in your bios you may need to clear the cmos, a simple reboot will fix a botched overclock done through Overdrive.

Overdrive is not without its limitations though. Overdrive has a limit on the max cpu volts and does not have a slider for the cpu-nb multiplier.

As far as updating your bios, your motherboard should have come with some software that will allow you to flash it in Windows. Alternatively, download the latest bios from ASUS and put it on a flash drive. Boot into your bios and somewhere there should be an option to flash from usb.
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Don't use amd overdrive.
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Don't use amd overdrive.
This, I have not used overdrive myself but I never trust software CPU overclocking.
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Don't use amd overdrive.
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This, I have not used overdrive myself but I never trust software CPU overclocking.
So what's so bad about AMD Overdrive? I use both bios and Overdrive to oc, they both have their advantages and disadvantages. I haven't found one to be any more stable than the other.
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Ocing in the bios is the best why for a 100% stable oc system.
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OC'ing through the BIOS is the best way. Then you are booting with those settings, not just loading those settings once you get into Windows. And once you learn OC'ing through the BIOS you will understand it better and realize that it isn't that difficult at all.
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