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While I save up to get a new processor and motherboard, I was wondering what I could pull off with my current rig.

From what I can gather my motherboard is crap and it's dangerous to overclock with. I was just wondering if it was risky to overclock with everything at stock and just raising the FSB speed. And even if that would work, would overclocking by just raising the FSB still be dangerous? I don't want to fry my computer

I am new to this so forgive my noobness!

Also this is my mobo

http://us.msi.com/index.php?func=pro...1&prod_no=1872

And I am running a 650 watt corsair. I don't know if that matters or not.
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I am not very knowledgeable with AMD processors but I think speeding up the FSB will have little impact if any on performance. This is usually to overcome a bottlenecking situation where the FSB is transferring data slower than the processor and the rest of the pc are processing it.

It is not "dangerous" to up the voltage on the FSB but it is if you go too far. Too far and you will fry you mobo beyond repair.

IMO there is no point at all in raising your FSB for that processor the performance increase will be TINY if anything at all!

If you are going to do this though watch for voltages and temperature although this may tell you very little as to the health of your PC.

EDIT: with reference to AMD processors I meant your specific one.
 
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I got my Phenom X4 from 2.3GHz to 2.8GHz.

Yes, with these processors you overclock with the FSB.

Your motherboard however, like you said, isn't something suitable for overclocking really. You would need a better motherboard and of course a good CPU cooler. I wouldn't try it on that board.
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actually it isnt a fsb. it hasnt been a fsb since they put the memory controller on the cpu. how many years ago was that xd 1771 ? 8 years ?
use the ht ref to overclock. which wont be much. the original phenoms didnt oc for sht
and that board is weak. 3+1 power phase. too much juice and pow. instant weenie roast.
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+1, you mb doesn't look too good to be overclocked with.

All capacitors are "non-solid" and the vrm/moset are lacking in number and no sinks.
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Thanks all for the answers. I guess I'm stuck at 2.4ghz for a while For future reference...Will even a "slight" overclock be dangerous with this board? I will probably use this CPU and board to "practice" OC when I am able to buy a new mobo and CPU.
Edited by seize - 3/13/11 at 10:00pm
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I was about to make this thread myself in a few days. I bought this processor brand new from Tigerdirect for $60 for a friends budget gaming rig

The motherboard is the Asus m3a79-t deluxe and the cooler is a corsair A50 - I want to get 3.0 ghz - is this possible?
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Thanks all for the answers. I guess I'm stuck at 2.4ghz for a while For future reference...Will even a "slight" overclock be dangerous with this board? I will probably use this CPU and board to "practice" OC when I am able to buy a new mobo and CPU.
Yeah, TDP support is listed at 95w, so depending on which 9750 you have you might already be over the specified limit at stock clocks. You won't gain enough performance to justify the risk, imo. And as others have said, Phenom Is just don't OC well, so you won't get far anyway.
    
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Yeah, TDP support is listed at 95w, so depending on which 9750 you have you might already be over the specified limit at stock clocks. You won't gain enough performance to justify the risk, imo. And as others have said, Phenom Is just don't OC well, so you won't get far anyway.
Thanks

I am using the 95watt phenom so hopefully it doesn't break down fast while I get the money for better parts!
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The only overclocking you should be doing here is a suicide run where you purposely risk the death of components.
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