|AMD A8-3850 Llano APU Overclocking Guide|
|Wednesday, 13 July 2011|
AMD A8-3850 Llano APU Overclocking Guide
Previously we ran the full review of AMD's Lynx desktop chip, the A8-3850, which is their Llano architecture for desktops. In that review, regrettably, I was not able to explore overclocking this platform. Thankfully, after a bit more time, that has been remedied.
Overclocking Llano isn't all sunshine and rainbows, but it's not too difficult. Very few voltages need adjusting, but it isn't without its quirks. This is no unlocked multiplier, insanely easy ‘raise multi, raise voltage, repeat ad nauseam until your cooling gives out' adventure. Rather, it's a more delicate process that involves a bit of tinkering. In other words - actual overclocking! That's not to say I don't enjoy Black Edition or (Intel) K-series CPUs. It's just different, and tweaking is always fun for an overclocker... Overclockers