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Topic Title: need some advice
Topic Summary: amd overdrive
Created On: 04/18/2009 06:24 AM
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 04/18/2009 06:24 AM
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the utility amd overdrive, clames to oc ur cpu. how good is this utility, and can i run it on the asus m4a79 deluxe, 790fx chipset. thus seems like a good way to go if it works, cause im not to savvy about ocing. any advice will help. thanx's lots
 04/18/2009 06:35 AM
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Hi zovert IMO you should try to spend some time trying to learn the principles of overclocking first, learn the BIOS settings and method for overclocking first, then use AMD Overdrive as a tool to supplement your overclcoking experiments....!!

Overdrive has been known to be buggy on some mobo's and isn't the best method for using a 24/7 overclock, it is best used as a tool to aid you in finding a stable overclock and then making the necessary changes in the BIOS to apply the overclock on a full-time basis...

But I would strongly urge you to do some reading and familiarise yourself with the basics of overclocking first so that you have an understanding of overclcoking and its methodology... there are many guides available online, and I'd suggest reading several so that you get a wide range of methods to try....


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 04/18/2009 10:17 AM
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Kaz is quite right, I have tried both methods and even though overdrive is good for quick overclocks and benchmarking I find the BIOS setting method to be much more reliable and if you do things right in the BIOS you won't have any or too many of the variables that Overdrive tends to overlook or the settings are not there.

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 04/18/2009 10:59 AM
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Speaking of AMD's overdrive.
I just updated my BIOS and now the ref.clock and the pci-e in AOD no longer work.
Not that Im using it mind you, but is strange why it just quit working like that.

One other thing.
I have this sidebar gadget called Chronix radio. For some stange reason when its playing one of the cores sits at 90%. It never did this before and I can't see why its using 25% of the cpu to play music.

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