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Hi guys, new one here.

My current system is now really old (CPU,MB - 5 yrs). And its slow, even at simple multitasking in OS, not to mention games. I didnt built it/nor choose the parts (original buy had only diff. GPU, GF 7600GS and 2x1GB Kingston HyperX DDR2). Im not hardcore gamer, I do not need Extra High graphics (and how could I want with my current system...). I think the GPU I bought 2 yrs ago is good for my resolution (1280x1024).
My point is, for example I play BFBC2, but even on lowest settings (with 3rd party configurator) I got big laggs, esspecialy when something explodes etc. I thought when I try to OC my CPU even a little bit, it could help. And here's the deal.
Ive found "Offical" Overclocking Guide - AMD Socket AM2 here on your forums. But Im stuck on few things.
Ive found that my CPU is EE VERSION! I guess this is even worse for OC than normall version, right? I even thought that my mobo is old s**t with nForce chipset, but after doing "Section 4: Isolating the Motherboard", Ive found its not that bad (FSB was 296 - my MAX, but unstabble).
Right now, Im running Orthos for more than 30 mins without errors on current settings: FSB 230, Multi set on Auto (because I cant set manually x10, only with beta bios, which has problems at startup), HT Multi x3, RAM is on DDR2 400 (so 230MHz) and voltage is on its defaults (1,25V). So the result is that CPU is running at 2,3Ghz from default 2,0GHz at same voltage.
Unfortunately, anything over FSB 230 will result in BSOD at loading Windows, or not getting over POST. Ive tried to add vCore by 0,25V and I ended up at 1,45V with no result and I dont want to go higher. So heres my guestion, should I try more? Or this is really the max? Because when I can get to 2,3 with no change to vCore, shouldnt it go with more volts higher? And would it help my in performance?

Sorry for my english if you dont understand something. Thanks for replys
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Do you know if the computer is stable at 230 fsb when the multiplier on the cpu is dropped to it's lowest setting?

The EE chip compared to a non EE branded chip is one which runs at a lower stock voltage so shouldn't see any drop in over-clockability. (saying this I dont remember if the chip was built differently or just binned 3800's so it could be worse).

EDIT: googling shows that the EE chips are indeed worse over clockers but never the less it's still fun and worth while to do if you want to.
Edited by staceyeliz - 7/25/11 at 3:51am
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overclocking it could make it slower, if its getting calcs wrong it needs to do them again

run prime95 blend for about 1hr or more and see if any core fails
also watch the temps and voltages to make sure they stay within tolerances
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It was good for two days. But today I got 2 BSODs in short period of time.
staceyeliz - yes as I wrote, FSB was at 290 stable on lowest multiplier
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Akasa exhaust Windows 7 Pro x64 LG Flatron IPS235 Corsair CX550M 
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