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AMD Athlon X2 250 overclocking problems

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I'm a noob so don't trash me to hard

So I decided to overclock my second computer, when I overclock it give me the option to change the mV's not the volts. It looks like this
CPU Volts mV-1

^Stock. It gives me up to about 163 mVs.
Currently I have the system overclocked to 3.4GHz I want to push it as far as it can go. What would be the max oc on my second system?
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mV stands for millivolt or .001 volts. when OCing only slight voltage adjustments are necessary. Since your CPU multiplier is locked the only way to over clock is via adjusting the FSB or Reference clock. Often to get the most out of your processor you will need to increase your north bridge or CPU-NB frequency but most motherboards max out at 2000mhz which means that you will likely have to reduce your ram frequency. Most people say that you want at least a 2:1 NB to ram ratio. So what I would try is dropping your ram frequency by one increment and increase your FSB by about 5 mhz then test stability. then you can repeat that until it won't start any more reset the cmos then put it to the setting right before that last step.
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