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Is my asus m5a7l-m le a good motherboard for overclocking ?

Hello i recently bought a fx 6300 and an Arctic freezer 7 rev 2.The current motherboard i have is an asus m5a7l-m le.I was thinking of keeping this motherboard as i can not afford another one.Do you think it's possible to overclock on this motherboard ? As i have seen in the BIOS features to change multyplyers.But people on other forums have been saying that the USB 3 and lx versions have really bad heatsinks on the vrms so i was just curious. In conclusion is my motherboard capable of overclocking safely with an fx 6300 with an Arctic freezer 7 rev 2 and mx4 thermal paste ? Thank you
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  1. These budget 760G chipset motherboards tend to be mediocre overclockers. With the sparse VRM design without heatsinks, you'll run into problems fairly quickly. I'd be extra careful overclocking with this and not be disappointed if it's not stable past a very mild overclock.
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    These budget 760G chipset motherboards tend to be mediocre overclockers. With the sparse VRM design without heatsinks, you'll run into problems fairly quickly. I'd be extra careful overclocking with this and not be disappointed if it's not stable past a very mild overclock.

    Thanks for the reply is there anyway to increase the motherboards ability to overclock ? As i can not afford another motherboard and if not is there any cheap motherboards that will be able to overclock well ? Thanks
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    TwistedSlink said:
    DSzymborski said:
    These budget 760G chipset motherboards tend to be mediocre overclockers. With the sparse VRM design without heatsinks, you'll run into problems fairly quickly. I'd be extra careful overclocking with this and not be disappointed if it's not stable past a very mild overclock.

    Thanks for the reply is there anyway to increase the motherboards ability to overclock ? As i can not afford another motherboard and if not is there any cheap motherboards that will be able to overclock well ? Thanks


    No and no. Budget AMD motherboards do not overclock well, and given the age of the platform, it doesn't make much sense to buy another motherboard that would overclock well, even if you were inclined to buy another one. You'll overclock some, but there will be limit to how much you'll get out of the 6300. How much comes down to the silicon lottery, how easily you're able to squeeze performance out of the CPU before the VRMs become an issue. Cooling that directly blows on the VRMs would be helpful, but you're still going to be constrained by the design and again, I cannot advocate you spending more money on this platform than you already have.

    Honestly, I would not have recommended this pathway for your purchase. On the low-end, I'd much rather have a Kaby Lake Pentium, which has hyperthreading and an upgrade path and on the hgher-end, the slowest Ryzen is far more recommendable than the fastest FX.
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