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Windows 7: Overclocking AMD Processor How? Is It Safe?

17 May 2014   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Overclocking AMD Processor How? Is It Safe?

Hello,

I recently had a issue with my old asrock motherboard and I could not be bother to wait for the rma process to go through which could be anywhere from 1 week to 3 months and I am on a tight budget so I swapped the Asrock FM Board with a old x-gaming board.

This board has the Socket 939 Input so I carn't get any processors more powerful then 2.00Ghz so I am just thinking about overclocking the cpu so it can play modern games

Please look at the SPECS BELOW before answering so I don't destroy this machine by burning it out.
Once you have read how far should I overclock and is the cpu fan enough or would I need water cooling?

Motherboard: MICRO-START INTERNATIONAL CO .LTD MS-7125
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+
RAM: 1GB DDR Ram (Yes I be upgrading the ram to 4 at least soon)
Graphics: Currently a crappy PCI Card but going to upgrade to Nvidia 650TI

Thanks!

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17 May 2014   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Anyone please?

Need to know so I can do it today...
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17 May 2014   #3

W7 Pro x64 SP1 / W8.1 Pro x64
 
 

You'd need a very good CPU cooler to overclock it, but even then I doubt you'd get near to good gaming performance with it.
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17 May 2014   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I am interested to see how good this can play games.

I getting a good graphics card and16gb ddr ram since ddr might be abit slower it help to get the most ram.

I did play some games on a Asus gaming board
Intel Pentium 3ghz
But that was ddr3

So if I overclocked it to 3ghz with just the fan would that hurt it?

I think the fan detects hit and is automatic.
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17 May 2014   #5

W7 Pro x64 SP1 / W8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Spudster View Post
So if I overclocked it to 3ghz with just the fan would that hurt it?
Hurt it? It would probably nuke it. Presuming you have a stock AMD cooler on it. If you want to OC a full 1GHz you're going to need water cooling.
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17 May 2014   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Good point might wait till I get water cooling then lol, last thing I want is another probablem.

If I had water cooling could I get a whole 2ghz?

And will DDR effect my gaming experience compared to ddr3? (if I had 8 or 16gb installed with a geforce 650ti graphics card)

How would you say the board is around? I know its a old gaming system that can apparently play gta iv with the onbord nforce 4
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18 May 2014   #7

W7 Pro x64 SP1 / W8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Water cooling will not magically let you double the frequency of your CPU, overclocking is a fine process which needs time and due care and attention. It must be done incrementally with plenty of stress testing in between increments to check to see if your overclocks are stable. I'd take one of two routes; a) read up on overclocking and make sure you understand 100% what you are doing before you try anything or b) don't bother.

I'd opt for the latter as a dual core CPU is going to bottleneck any modern GPU and won't provide the best gaming experience. There's also no point getting 16GB RAM as no game will benefit from that, DDR2 is DDR2 no matter how much you throw at it.
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18 May 2014   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

I think your dreams are far higher than what is realistically possible.

youll be lucky to get 300-400mhz overclock. even with a decent cooler.

anything you buy will just be wasted money on an old dog.. look to save that money and up and build a new system. even a budget on will be 10x better than this.

amd fx 6300= 80
generic mobo=40
gtx750ti=120 or 7870=140
4gb ram=30
branded psu= ~50
hard drive= ~40

so for around 350 (covert that into your currency/google the parts in your area)
youll have a very capable machine that will easily play the latest games on a very small budget.
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18 May 2014   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

The board I recently had was only 2 months old..

Think I will wait 6 months then get another new motherboard but this time from different supplier.
My budget is tight.

I go from Australian Dollars but I will covert that.

And what is the msi board designed to play?

Some say it can play gta iv

Might be better of getting a decent Xbox system with a good capture card.
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18 May 2014   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Why are some other CPU for the socket is so expensive then :/
AMD Athlon 64 FX | eBay
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