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I'm new too overclocking I have a desktop with a Athlon 7750 BE processor. heard it could be overclocked. Can anyone help me understand how to do so. I have some Arctic Silver 5 thermal paste from an sbox360 RROD repair and I heard it was a good thermal paste. haven't applied it yet but will before I start OCing. If a aftermarket cooler is needed could you suggest one in about a $20 price range I'm a poor unemployed college student. My system is in my profile I think now. Only filled in what I know. nothing has been overclocked yet. help please
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Welcome to the site.

I dont think a $20 cooler will be enough, but it depends on how much you want to overclock. Because your running more voltage through it the temps will be higher: the higher your overclock the higher the temps. Arctic Silver 5 is good, I use the same one.

Take a look at this thread it should help you out in understanding what to do.

Links:
http://www.overclock.net/amd-general...ing-guide.html
Edited by Twitch18 - 10/10/11 at 8:28pm
    
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Corsair 6GB DDR3 1600 Crucial M4 128GB WD 640GB LG Bluray Writer 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK Supreme HF w/ Mosfet & NB/SB blocks Black Ice GTX 360 6 x AP-15 Gentle Typhoon's (push/pull on rad) 3 x Delta AFB1212GHE-CF00 (240 CFM) 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Swiftech MCP665 Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Yamakasi Catleap Q270 Multi LG 20" 
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