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Overclocking Athlon II X3 455

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I am a noob when it comes to overclocking. I have been building pc's for years and never overclocked. I need help on where to even start. I have unlocked the 4th core on the cpu and found that it really didn't help much when running at stock speeds. Every thread I have read though tells me to overclock the chip in tri core mode for heat and stability reasons. I just need some help with what settings to change and what those settings do. I am familiar with the BIOS and how to use it, have even actually read the manual for my mobo, ASUS M4N98TD EVO. Any help would be appreciated.
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get the AMD Overclocking Tool "Overdrive". I don't know if this works (heard that it only works on Phenom CPU's) but I would give it a try.
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You lower the speed or your ram(because overclocking require you to up your FSB that x some number will up your ram speed)
Then you get up your FSB but make sure you don't go over how much speed your ram can handle(with newer motherboard it automatically updates for you so don't go over.)

then there you go basic over clock...

overdrive only works with BE cpus i think...
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1. Dont get the AMD overdrive tool! It is better to do the overclocking in the Bios not through software! (it works on all AMD cpus not just BE ones by the way).
2. Please read all the guides in this link and then come back to us with specific questions if you get stuck.
http://www.overclock.net/amd-general...l-threads.html
3. There is a small chance you might be able to unlock to a 4 core following this guide:
http://www.overclock.net/amd-cpus/53...ore-cache.html
4. Enjoy Yourself!

Good luck.
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Thanks for all of the help. The links were very helpful. I have a lot of reading to do now...
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