Topic Title: Athlon x4 760k overclock?
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 05/02/2014 03:53 PM
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Protozerostar
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So recently, i've been planning out what I was wanting to upgrade in my computer. I have an Athlon x4 740 with an overclocked Radeon R7 260x, but i'm wanting to crossfire.

Because of that, i'm also upgrading the CPU as well to the x4 760k, but i'm wanting to overclock it to 4.5 ghz (( or around that range )) without frying my motherboard. The motherboard is this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157477

Would it still work alright if I were to give it a bit more juice?

 05/02/2014 04:17 PM
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That board has components built for overclocking so you can give it a whirl assuming you have good aftermarket cooling. However I would highly advise against Crossfire 260x as not all games scale perfectly then there's microstuttering and other drawbacks of multiple GPUs. I would suggest you get a single, more powerful card (the R9 280 or 280X if you have a 1920x1200 display or smaller, which I assume you do as you are using a 260x now, or a 270X if you're using 1600x1200 or less) and eBay the 260x.

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 05/02/2014 04:38 PM
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I plan to buy an aftermarket CPU cooler for the 760k, but i'm sticking with the R7 260x to crossfire. Even if I use like a 1600 x 900 display, the drivers and such have gotten really good.

Plus I just like dual cards, my prefrence :3

 05/03/2014 05:32 AM
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Crossfireing may look really cool but its more of a pain in the butt and a power draw than anything. Also you do not get double the performance when Cf,ing



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 05/03/2014 09:20 PM
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Twice the power, twice the heat, twice the noise, as little as 0% gain in performance.

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Originally posted by: Protozerostar So recently, i've been planning out what I was wanting to upgrade in my computer. I have an Athlon x4 740 with an overclocked Radeon R7 260x, but i'm wanting to crossfire.

 

Because of that, i'm also upgrading the CPU as well to the x4 760k, but i'm wanting to overclock it to 4.5 ghz (( or around that range )) without frying my motherboard. The motherboard is this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157477

 

Would it still work alright if I were to give it a bit more juice?

 

Lots of games do not scale well with CFX or SLI, I have lots of experience with computers and games.

 



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