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So I was wondering, could I overclock, and if so, is there a simple way? First I will say that this computer has mostly factory hardware excepting GPU and PSU. So my CPU is an AMD Athlon II 7550 2.5GHz(Kuma) Processor. And It currently idles around 78-82F. So it stays pretty cool. My graphics card is a Galaxy GT430 1GB GDDR3 700MHz core speed. Can I overclock with this and any guides to do it? By the way, The heatsink is the factory standard one. Should I get that replaced and upgraded?

asked Aug 22 '11 at 02:11

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First, buy decent cooler. Second, go to your bios setup and go in advanced tab> cpu configuration and there you can set value of "clock"

answered Aug 22 '11 at 18:22

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Ivan Tomica

and yes, monitor your temperature if you dont want to end up with overheated cpu.

(Aug 22 '11 at 18:23) Ivan Tomica Ivan%20Tomica's gravatar image

Trade out cooler, look in advanced menus. Got it! Thanks. I'll have to try that soon.

(Aug 22 '11 at 23:56) josephLtech josephLtech's gravatar image

glad to hear it :)

(Aug 23 '11 at 12:03) Ivan Tomica Ivan%20Tomica's gravatar image

Are you running stock cooling?

Factory settings are made so the CPU does not get too hot because the stock cooling is not that good.

answered Aug 22 '11 at 05:33

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Yes it is stock, should I invest in a new one before OC?

(Aug 22 '11 at 11:43) josephLtech josephLtech's gravatar image

yes never over clock on stock cooling.

(Aug 22 '11 at 13:50) ChuckysChild ChuckysChild's gravatar image

You can OC on a stock heatsink but not very much. x2-x3 more than stock. Look at £30+ heat sink before thinking of OCing.

(Aug 22 '11 at 14:05) Jackster1337 Jackster1337's gravatar image

as for oc'ing you will need to look through your mobo's user manual to see if you have the ability to oc. with my asus board i can do every setting by hand, or i can pick a custom profile.

answered Aug 22 '11 at 13:52

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Its a store bought computer so I don't have manuals like that...The only things that are upgraded: GPU and PSU!

(Aug 22 '11 at 18:08) josephLtech josephLtech's gravatar image
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