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overclocking in bios? amd phenom ii x4 840

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i overclocked it on a msi board to 7%... i am an os x user primarily and dont have any skills in this field. but i just built the pc and i would like to get this thing up to some good specs. its normal ghz is 3.2 but is at 3.4 now... can anyone tell me in a summed up term what i need to put in the bios to get this thing cranking.

its watercooled, if that helps on what i can push it. i render a lot of video, and where its at now its at 95F (35C). my macbook would bake a cake on it if i rendered video (190F+ wasnt uncommon). if i could push 4ghz or somewhere close, what volts and other stuff do i need to add?

go easy on me, im a noob at this pc stuff and ive tried searching and didnt find a lot of help. thank in advance.
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Fill out your full system specifications so we can better help you: http://www.overclock.net/specs.php?do=addsystem
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As your CPU is not a BE edition you will need in increase the FSB (HTT clock),
which default is at 200 ,to increase the CPU clock.
The CPU clock will be HTT value X CPU Multiplier(which is fixed in your case).
On a good motherboard you can get easily to a 250 value of HTT if needed
This means you need to readjust the HT Multiplier so you get and keep the HT link to around 2000 .
You have many things linked including the RAM frequency so you really need to readjust a lot of things when you increase the HTT more.
Forget about MSI overclocking way , it s useless.
Good luck !
Describe the settings you have in the BIOS so we know what you can do.
   
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