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Can I overclock this Motherboard & CPU combo

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#1 sambrincat


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Posted 05 August 2016 - 11:43 PM

Hi Guys,
I'm new here. This is what I have. Can I overclock the CPU and if so how much and could you please point to some instructions online. This is be my first time. Thanks!
Motherboard - M5A78L-M/USB3 (I believe this board is PCIe 2.0 16 x 1 as that what it reads on the board itself - https://www.asus.com/au/Motherboards/M5A78LMUSB3/galler...
RAM - 16GB Giel RAM DDR3
Thanks in advance.

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#2 Captain_Chicken


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Posted 06 August 2016 - 07:13 AM

Here is a tutorial for your cpu.

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Posted 06 August 2016 - 03:34 PM

Quick answer yes, mobo and CPU can be OC'd if PSU is up to the task.


Always upgrade the stock air cooler. This is a given.

Don't be surprised if you end up replacing or adding a few case fans somewhere early into the adventure as you'll need added air flow through the case.

Case placement under a desk or enclosed doesn't work well with OCing so keep this in mind.


Monitor voltages and temperatures with HWInfo64 (free) on an ASUS.


Here's a very helpful guide http://www.overclock.net/t/1348623/amd-bulldozer-and-piledriver-overclocking-guide-asus-motherboard which saves a ton of text for more detailed information.

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