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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-17-2019, 11:03 AM - Thread Starter
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AMD A8 9600 APU overclocking issue

Hello everyone,
this is my first post here.
Anyway, I have an AMD A8 9600 APU ( Quite an old cpu) and I tried to overclock the cpu.
I tried AMD overdrive but it said that my either my CPU doesn't support OverDrive or AMD OverDrive doesn't detect any AMD CPU.
I wonder if I made a mistake somewhere, or skipped a step
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My 2nd attempt is to do it from the BIOS. The CPU clock ratio was originally 3.1Ghz but I increased it to 3.7Ghz ( and performance boost to 3.9Ghz)
I saved and exit.
Now core temp and cpu-z both indicated that the oc was successful - see https://imgur.com/a/4s6nt6z, but task manager seems to have different "cpu speed" than what Core Temp and CPU-Z indicates. ( Around 3.1Ghz to 3.5Ghz) Task manager also shows that my CPU usage is never full ( a constant 91%) even under stress test ( Prime95 ).
What happened here? Is task manager broken?

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-17-2019, 08:14 PM
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Task manager isn't accurate, go by CPU-Z. Better yet, download HWInfo64 and go by that.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-18-2019, 02:58 AM - Thread Starter
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OK thanks, I will give it a try.
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