Overclocking AMD Athlon II x2 240 on Asus M5A88-M

By Night Fire
Jan 27, 2013
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  1. Hi, I've been trying to oc my CPU on this mobo with no luck at all. since the multiplier is locked im playing with the bus speed and the vcore. The mobo has an auto oc utility it got my cpu to 3.3 but it takes down the dram freq to ~900 (why? idk) and sets vcore to 1.425 I think other stuff are the same. 3.3 isnt bad at all but why take down my ddr3 1600 to ~900??


    specs:
    Mobo: ASUS M5A88-M
    CPU: AMD Athlon II x2 240 @ 2.8Ghz (stock)
    Memory: 2x4GB kingston hyperX blu Red DDR3 1600 CL9 6-6-6-18
    PSU: HEC Raptor 500w
    Video Card: Sapphire ATI Radeon HD6670 1GB GDDR5
    Cooler: CoolerMaster TX3

    PS: Memory Currently running on 1333 not 1600
  2. Night Fire

    Night Fire TechSpot Member Topic Starter Posts: 35

    Ok freaking bios was acting up updated it to the latest version and everything seems to be working like a charm :)
    got it to 3.3 idle 39c max load 60c also got my memory to run @ 1600 9-9-9-24 vcore 1.425.
    currently running prime25, are those settings ok or did I screw something up ?
  3. Adamking

    Adamking TechSpot Member Posts: 17

    Looks fine to me.
  4. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,147   +739

    If the multiplier is locked you cant really OC. Dont play with those settings since you can easily fry your parts.


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