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Is it better to overclock through BIOS or software ? If it's bios, then how and why ?

Just a quick question, thanks.
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Always through the BIOS for overclocking a CPU. Theres plenty of guides around the forum if you have a search around. Its actually pretty straight forward to do, its just finding the correct balance thats the tricky bit.

Good luck!
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bios.
why? --better control over OC settings.
how? --tweaking the multiplier or fsb along with voltage. For details do ask specific questions after going through amd oc threads.
    
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Just having your pc successfully post helps sometimes. Bios all the way.
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bios. software ususally buggy and leads to problems.
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