I want to oc my AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+ cpu

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July 29, 2009 at 03:49:45
Specs: Windows 7, AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+/A-Data Extreme DDR2 800+
Hi, I would like to overclock my AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+ processor. I have a Gigabyte MA790X-DS4 motherboard, and 4 Gbytes of Ram, dual channel. 2 A-Data PC2-6400(400mhz), EXTREME DDR2 800+.
I would like to know how to overclock my CPU, and what software should I use.

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July 29, 2009 at 04:17:11
If your motherboard came with an overclocking utility that's the only one you can safely use. Otherwise you need to start messing around with the settings in the BIOS. HERE is a basic guide on what overclocking involves.

Personally I'd say you should only overclock if there's a real need for it - overclocking often produces instability so you need to weigh off the pros & cons, & also I'd say don't do it on your main machine.

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July 29, 2009 at 05:56:29
You should be asking in the overclocking forum....

The problem with the 6000+ is that it's on the high end of the AMD X2 lineup, meaning it's pretty close to it's limit. You should be able to tweak a little more out of it, but don't expect anything like a 25% increase.

The best/easiest way to overclock an AMD system is to simply increase the CPU multiplier, but you'd need to have a Black Edition CPU. If you that's not what you have, you'll have to do it by increasing the CPU frequency, but that causes a domino effect, meaning you'll have to play with the memory settings, PCI, PCI-e, HT, etc to compensate for any CPU frequency increases. Also, I believe your board uses the SB600 southbridge chip so that means no ACC (Advanced Clock Calibration) support.

If you're not comfortable with overclocking thru the BIOS, try using AMD Overdrive:



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