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Proper bios settings for best performance?

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Hi, new to this forum. I'll be honest... last time I overclocked something, I fried my Voodoo3, and I haven't overclocked since. until now.

My system is rather old, but it still works.. I'm just looking to get some extra performance out of it. here are the specs currently.

AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+ 2.8GHz
CPU frequency: 200Mhz (14x multiplier)
Asus M2N-SLI Deluxe motherboard
XFX Geforce GT240 1GB DDR5 PCI-E
8GB DDR2-800MHz (4x2GB sticks) (running at 667MHz)
Apevia 650W "Beast Power" power supply.. i know, it sucks, 12v power is about 12.62v, according to bios
120mm intake fan front bottom of case
60mm (i think) side fan relocated to center bottom of case intake fan
120mm exhaust fan back of case

temperature reports:
Windows - (CPUID HWMONITOR) : core0: 29-30c, core1: 34-34c.
running Firefox and youtube
Bios:
CPU temp: 34-38c
motherboard: 32-36c

im gonna guess that im gettting about all i can get already out of this processor? if i can even get to 3GHz or 3.2GHz ill be good.

main question is: how do i find out how to manually set the memory timings? i dont trust the 'auto' settings, from what ive read about this board...
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and i know i didnt mention it... but windows 7 is running SUPER SLOW, considering how much ram is installed. it should be flying. i know i dont have the ram timings set up properly.. thats pretty much the point of this rambling thread, haha. how do i figure out the proper memory timings?
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Download this:
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install it, and hit "validate" at the bottom. Give us the link, and We will help you!
    
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http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1832066

i dont understand though... i set the multiplier to 14x in bios... and this is reporting a 5x multiplier. is that the F3 stepping (stepping) or the Cool n Quiet taking control at idle?
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Originally Posted by ozziesironmanoffroad;13598633 
http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1832066

i dont understand though... i set the multiplier to 14x in bios... and this is reporting a 5x multiplier. is that the F3 stepping (stepping) or the Cool n Quiet taking control at idle?

Cool & Quiet, if you do something CPU intensive it will jump up to the specified clock. Also i don't really see a point in overclocking this rig.
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so its pretty much making max power as is huh?

as for memory timings... how do i figure out proper timings?
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