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Windows 7: How To: Overclocking Your AMD Processor : Introduction: The Basics Of Overclocking

23 Feb 2009   #1
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 
How To: Overclocking Your AMD Processor : Introduction: The Basics Of Overclocking



Tom’s Hardware readers know all about overclocking, of course. In fact, many processor and graphics card reviews would be deemed incomplete without coverage of overclocking potential. Indeed, articles such as the System Builder Marathon series have a long history of specifically valuing performance achieved through overclocking rather than just through stock performance.

If you already consider yourself an enthusiast, pardon a bit of background here--we'll get into the nitty-gritty technical stuff in just a second.

What exactly is overclocking? In a nutshell, the term is used to describe running a component at a higher speed than its specification in an attempt to increase performance. Various computer components can be overclocked, including the processor, memory, and graphics card. And the degree of overclocking can include anything from simply procuring small gains from an inexpensive component all the way to seeking a level of performance way beyond what could even be purchased at that point in time.




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26 Feb 2009   #2
Digger

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

great site Tom has, and not just for the OC'ers.... I find many well written reviews of products on that site. One of the first places I visit before buying a new piece of HW
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02 Mar 2009   #3
MadDog56

XP Pro/Vista Ultimate x64/Seven x32/64
 
 

I'm having some issues installing the AMD Overdrive utility, I've tried vista and xp compatibility modes, each with and without running as an administrator.

Anyone else able to get the AMD utility to install on 7?


Edit: Found my answer, turns out there is only one thread on Overdrive so the fact that the AMD program will not install under compatibility mode or as admin appears to be common knowledge. Hopefully this solution will work.

AMD Overdrive 2.1.6 for Win 7
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06 Sep 2009   #4
prudhivisekhar

Windows XP and Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Where can I get AMD driver for windows 7?
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08 Sep 2009   #5
ussj4brolli

Windows 7 PRO x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by prudhivisekhar View Post
Where can I get AMD driver for windows 7?
Drivers & Tools | GAME.AMD.COM
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22 Sep 2009   #6
midi

Windows XP SP3 Professional Edition
 
 

Hi Mr Grim

i have amd x4 phenom 940 with m/b asus M3A78-T.

Any advise on how to set the voltage and others..plase help.

I running windows 7 currently.

thanks a lot
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22 Sep 2009   #7
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by midi View Post
Hi Mr Grim

i have amd x4 phenom 940 with m/b asus M3A78-T.

Any advise on how to set the voltage and others..plase help.

I running windows 7 currently.

thanks a lot
midi
en
You would be more visible if you started your own thread. Mr grim's post is from back in feb and not many ppl will be looking in a thread that is that old.

Just a friendly heads up

K
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22 Sep 2009   #8
midi

Windows XP SP3 Professional Edition
 
 

i thought when i replied on this thread, the thread should go up..?

should i open a new thread (i afraid cos to much junk thread) or i just stick with this thread?
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22 Sep 2009   #9
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

midi

It does come up but Mr grim probably will not respond.
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22 Sep 2009   #10
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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