How is my rig? Plus overclocking help!

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AMD Phenom ii x4 925 @2.8 GHz
Gigabyte GT630 2GB DDR3
8GB DDR3 1333MHz RAM
Asus M5A78L motherboard

I need to overclock my processor, the multiplier is x14 which is the max, so I need to do an FSB overclock. What is the max I can push it? (Aftermarket Fan- idles- 32 degrees, full load- 40 degrees)
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(Original post by sw651)
Rig:
z 925 @2.8 GHz
Gigabyte GT630 2GB DDR3
Assuming this is a serious post, I'm not sure what benefits from overclocking you could feasibly be hoping for? Those are very low end parts that won't have a huge amount of headroom for overclocking performance, and cooling on these bottom-end DDR3 cards is normally pretty terrible too.
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Assuming this is a serious post, I'm not sure what benefits from overclocking you could feasibly be hoping for? Those are very low end parts that won't have a huge amount of headroom for overclocking performance, and cooling on these bottom-end DDR3 cards is normally pretty terrible too.
I'm changing the graphics card in favour of a GTX 770.

How is a Phenom a low end processor? Were you expecting an i7 Extreme? I understand it is an older processor, but it is hardly a dual core Athlon or worse. You be surprised at the performance you can get from it.
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I'm changing the graphics card in favour of a GTX 770.

How is a Phenom a low end processor? Were you expecting an i7 Extreme? I understand it is an older processor, but it is hardly a dual core Athlon or worse. You be surprised at the performance you can get from it.
"Older" is almost 7 years old in this case, it sits on a par to Intel's £50 Pentiums from last year. Performance may be fine, but it's still low end.

Besides, I was responding the system with different information, what was the point in asking how good your rig is with a crappy 630 when you already plan to swap it for a 770 anyway? That would have been a bit more useful to know.
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get a 290x

want to oc ur cpu? dont
really want to oc ur cpu?
get an alpenfohn k2 mount doom or a good, high end air/water cooler

make sure your psu is sufficient and capable of the upgrade / oc as amd chips need a lot of juice
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"Older" is almost 7 years old in this case, it sits on a par to Intel's £50 Pentiums from last year. Performance may be fine, but it's still low end.

Besides, I was responding the system with different information, what was the point in asking how good your rig is with a crappy 630 when you already plan to swap it for a 770 anyway? That would have been a bit more useful to know.
Not all GHz are made equally, most with decent knowledge will know this.

Either way, what overclocking potential is possible. I've pushed it to 3.2GHz and it was perfectly stable, voltage was fine too. I reckon 3.5 would be about the Max with air cooling
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Not all GHz are made equally, most with decent knowledge will know this.
I wasn't talking about GHz, I was talking about it being really old. Processor architecture has improved a lot in the last six years, hence why your Phenom sits very similarly to Intel's £50 Pentium G3258 in performance benchmarks and real world usage scenarios.

Either way, what overclocking potential is possible. I've pushed it to 3.2GHz and it was perfectly stable, voltage was fine too. I reckon 3.5 would be about the Max with air cooling
To be honest I have no idea how processors that old handle overclocking, I've only been into this side of computing since 2012. Hopefully someone here will have a bit more knowledge on the subject when it comes to earlier generations of processor that will be able to help :yep:
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I wasn't talking about GHz, I was talking about it being really old. Processor architecture has improved a lot in the last six years, hence why your Phenom sits very similarly to Intel's £50 Pentium G3258 in performance benchmarks and real world usage scenarios.

To be honest I have no idea how processors that old handle overclocking, I've only been into this side of computing since 2012. Hopefully someone here will have a bit more knowledge on the subject when it comes to earlier generations of processor that will be able to help :yep:
OOOOH, I got you now, that's fair enough. You have to remember the Pentium is a dual core, and my Phenom is a quad core with a L3 cache

Cheers Anyway
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