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Use software or BIOS to overclock?

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So I have the ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO motherboard and a AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE

The mobo came with a dvd that had softwares: AMD overdrive, Turbo V and AI Suite

Do you recommend me using one of these softwares or doing it manually in the BIOS?

Are there pros and cons and does it really make a difference?
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post #2 of 4
always use the bios. period.
software is unreliable and unstable.

amd overdrive is a 10% increase. asus turbo V is a rough 10% increase.

use the bios. there are plenty of great threads/tutorials/tools on this site and all over the net.
and start with upping your nb to 2600-2800 first. then start your cpu and ram overclocking.
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You can use TurboVEVO for small adjustments(fine tune of your OC) --> FSB and voltages.
Works OK, also I can save the new settings in BIOS
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Bios. If you pc doesn't post then you screwed up.
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