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Even the answer to one of these questions is great!


1. Q:Should I decrease my multiplier? It is at x15 right now. Should I lower it to x10?

2. Q:What should be the max safe temp that my CPU can get to during a Prime95 stress test?

3. Q:Should I use Artic Silver 5 for my Northbridge and Southbridge chips?

4. Q:How effective would water cooling be?

5. Q:By how much should I increase FSB voltage to achieve a higher stable overclock?

6. Q:Would increasing FSB voltage and FSB speed kill my motherboard?

7. Q:How do I set my ram to its advertized speeds? 7-7-7-24 @1.9v 1600Mhz

8. Q:Is overcloking RAM, CPU and Video Card unsafe for the motherboard? 600w 80+ Certified PSU

9. Q:I wan't to achieve the 4.00GHz mark. Do you think that would be possible?



a huge thanks for anyone helping. Also, I will edit in more questions.
I know this would be helpful to other OC newbies so please be detailed inthe answers, but try not to go over our heads

If you have any other common newbie question that i may have forgotten or not known to ask, please ask it, and answer it.

this post is to help everyone, including my inexperienced self.


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Motherboard: MSI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard 760GM-p33
Power Supply: OCZ 600w Power Supply 80+ Certified
Processor: AMD Athlon II X3 440 Processor 3.00GHz
RAM: OCZ 4GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM 7-7-7-24 @ 1.9v
Video/Graphics Card: nVidia GeForce 8800 GT
Hard Drive: SAMSUNG 1TB 7200RPM Hard Drive
DVD Drive: Phillips DVD RW | CD RW
Edited by Darqside - 5/4/11 at 1:59am
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oh damn! no system info! please wait for the edit!
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You should add your system in your sig so we know what we're dealing with.

Edit: ah, beat me to it.
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I recommend you read through the links on this page as a lot of your questions will be answered.

http://www.overclock.net/amd-general...l-threads.html

I think that will give you a general idea for most of your question and I can answer more tomorrow if you still have not found the answers your looking for. Hope that helps a bit at least with the voltages as their is a link near the top of the first post.

Also, Note bumping within less then an hour of starting a thread is not a good thing.

Cheers!
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1. Q:Should I decrease my multiplier? It is at x15 right now. Should I lower it to x10?
--You should decrease it to find your max bus or freq. that your mobo can handle. After that start increasing the Multi and increasing the Volts too.. Its a good way o to See your OCing limits.

2. Q:What should be the max safe temp that my CPU can get to during a Prime95 stress test?
--I'm not suer in this one, But I think max is about 60° I'm not totaly sure.

3. Q:Should I use Artic Silver 5 for my Northbridge and Southbridge chips?
--I don't think that's necessary.


4. Q:How effective would water cooling be?
--It will be VERY effective on reducing your Load temps.

5. Q:By how much should I increase FSB voltage to achieve a higher stable overclock?
--My self, I increase about .03125 Untill I find my system stable enough.
6. Q:Would increasing FSB voltage and FSB speed kill my motherboard?
--Yes, If you increase them a lot, You might damage it.

7. Q:How do I set my ram to its advertized speeds? 7-7-7-24 @1.9v 1600Mhz
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8. Q:Is overcloking RAM, CPU and Video Card unsafe for the motherboard? 600w 80+ Certified PSU
-- Be sure that your MoBo supports overclokcing, Something like 8+2 Fase... You Might fry your System. Be sure to check this!! Don't OC without knowing if you can OC with your moBo!

9. Q:I wan't to achieve the 4.00GHz mark. Do you think that would be possible?
--I'm not sure you can with that CPU, If you can, It will be nice!

Good luck!
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