Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: A few questions about overclocking for my friend and I.

24 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Service Pack 1
A few questions about overclocking for my friend and I.


So first my questions.

Tomorrow my friend said he'd overclock my Processor and Graphics Card so I can play games and stuff. But I was wondering if that was a smart move? And is there anything that I can overclock myself that wont harm the computer? Maybe anything that would help my Upgrade Package issue?

And Now for my friend's issue.

He's been having some issues overclocking his computer.

I told him to give me some of his system specs and the issues he's been having and what he wants to do.

System specs -
processor : a6 3650 APU with Integrated radeon graphics , 2.6ghz ,
Motherboard : Asrock a75m-hvs
And he has no dedicated graphics card.

He overclocked the fsb of his processor to 122mhz and raised up the vots from 1.4125v to 1.5000, and ever since then his computer freezes after every 10-20 minutes of use.

He wants mainly to stop the freezing of his computer. He also wanted me to ask for him if raising the volts up any higher is okay.

I know this is a big ask, but I hope you guys will be able to help in anyway!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jun 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Service Pack 1

So anyone able to help me and my friend?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jun 2012   #3



I've never OCed that chip series so I've no idea what the safe voltages are. But upping the FSB is probably also raising the RAM mhz while keeping the same timings.

So it could be insufficient vcore or the RAM timings need to be loosened.

It's always best to do a little research firts rather than going in willy nilly and just upping settings without knowing the side effects.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

25 Jun 2012   #4


Each board and chip will have its own limits so you just cannot say what is the best route to OC.

Here is a pretty easy read on overclocking that processor on a gigabyte board but it will give you some comparisons to go by.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jun 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Service Pack 1

Okay, thanks then.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jun 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

These days you dont have to over volt unless you plan on an oc of around 700 mhz or higher, over volting is where the dangers start. also you must be sure to have an aftermarket cpu cooler to keep safe cpu temps. unless the cpu has an unlocked multiplyer when you overclock you are oc'ing the base speeds including your memory,cpu,and gpu... speeds and that is where you will get stability issues if not configured right. oc'ing should not be done if you have no real exp. be advised that you could smoke your system easy! if you want exp start slow, and read alot before you start pushing buttons! Good luck :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 A few questions about overclocking for my friend and I.

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
5 Questions about graphics card,overclocking,temperature,RAID and case
Hello all, I have built a homebaked pc with the following(only provided for detail, not to show off) ASUS H81M-PLUS Motherboard 8GB Mushkin (what sort of electronics company is that!?) DDR3 RAM 4 TB SeaGate HDD 6gbps Zalman Z9 case Intel Haswell i5 With Intel HD 4000 graphics Question 1:...
PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
quick questions about overclocking
Can an overclock cause a BSOD? What is the safe temperature when overclocking? :D
PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
Questions About Overclocking Graphics Card
If i over clock my Galaxy GeForce 9500 GT (i've found safe over clock specs here Galaxy GeForce 9500 GT Overclocked 512 MB Review - Page 27/28 | techPowerUp), will the over clocking of my graphics card carry over in to my Linux Ubuntu (dual Booted) ? Or to re-word (to avoid hornets nest of Linux...
Graphic Cards
questions about my ram and cpu overclocking??????
recently rebuilt a broken pc i have and added 2gb pc4200 533mhz in the mobo(that supports ddr2 533-1066mhz) but the ram seems to running as pc-6400 800mhz ram. when i check speccy and cpu-z my ram shows up as running 400mhz(which means its 800mhz ram) when i checked my bios it showed the ram...
Hardware & Devices
How To: Overclocking Your AMD Processor : Introduction: The Basics Of Overclocking,9-J-180487-1.jpg,9-K-180488-1.jpg 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...
Performance & Maintenance

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:09.
Twitter Facebook Google+