Could somebody explain how to overclock from my bios? I tried using the AMD overdrive, but for whatever reason it says I do not have the 740g chipset even though I have the 740g on my motherboard which is a gigabyte ma74gm-s2. I need to know 1) what ratio to set (2.5-11 in increments of .5) and 2) what voltage to set my CPU to. I have an AMD Athlon x2 2.31ghz processor and I need a slight performance increase until I get my Phenom.
Overclocking your CPU through software is never a good idea. Bios is usually easy I think there might be a few "how to" YouTube videos on it. It's a little difficult (for me atleast) to explain on what you need to do exactly.
Turn your bus speeds down and increase the multiplier. Mine was 200mhz at a multiplier of x17 but i turned it down to 180mhz at a multiplier of x22 for a clock speed of 3.9ghz up from 3.4ghz on my quad core.
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