Topic Title: AMD Overdrive questions
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Created On: 06/17/2013 01:00 PM
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 06/17/2013 01:00 PM
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709zzy
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Hi guys, I have a laptop with AMD A6-3420M processor running at 1.5GHz.

I used auto-tune of the AMD Overdrive funcion and I was shown on screen that I could drag the slider all the way up to 2.3GHz. Recently though however, I re-did the auto-tune and the slider maximum became 4.0GHz...

My question is, should I use this new maximum? The number seems ridiculous, do you guys think it is a bug of the auto-tune function? Also, when I use the Overdrive function back when the max was 2.3GHz, my core temperature sometimes go up to 95 degree celsius. My Tj.Max seems to be 115 degree celsius, you guys think it is safe for me to use Overdrive?

 

 06/19/2013 01:52 PM
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It's not a bug, Heat and voltage is the limit with overclocking. It's better to overclock in BIOS, but if you choose to use AMD Overdrive, or any other software, you want to watch your voltages and heat.

Upon googling your APU, specifications state it's maximum temperature is 100°C, so you don't want it idling at 95°C. Even if it passes a stability test, it will be running too hot; it is not safe.



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