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would need your help regarding overclocking. Im just a newbie and please bear with me. I have tried reading guides regarding overclocking but Im really confused on how to get it done. If there would be someone kind to help me overclock my computer I would appreciate it.

I tried overclocking my processor AMD athlon x2 250 3ghz using the click switch in my motherboard MSI gf615m p33. At first I was so happy because it worked for me from 3ghz to 3.59 ghz and its really a boost for my system. I checked pc temperature using core temp idle when overcloked is 36-40 degrees and when playing games 60 degrees. The problem is when I play games like witcher 2 and nba 2k11 after 5-10 mins of playing a blue screen of death would appear and it would shut off my computer. I returned the switch back to normal from the motherboard and BSOD would no longer appear. My problem is I dont know how to overclock using BIOS. I would need to overclock because my processor is bottlenecking my GPU reason why I need to get my speed more than 3ghz. Someone please help.


AMD Athlon x2 250 3gz processor
4 gig 1333 kingston memory
MSI gf615m p33 motherboard
evga GTX 460 1 gig videocard

If you need some more info please let me know.
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http://www.overclock.net/amd-cpus/10...-friendly.html

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Unfortunately my motherboard is not for OC according in the chart list. But it makes no sense having a switch on the motherboard and yet it is not for OC. Sir do you have an idea why there is an easy switch there for overclocking yet it says on the chart that it is not for OC? whats the use of the switch then?
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Unfortunately my motherboard is not for OC according in the chart list. But it makes no sense having a switch on the motherboard and yet it is not for OC. Sir do you have an idea why there is an easy switch there for overclocking yet it says on the chart that it is not for OC? whats the use of the switch then?
The use is to sell. What is your motherboard exactly? Please enter your system specs in your profile, will make it easier for all of us
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AMD Athlon x2 250 3gz processor
4 gig 1333 kingston memory
MSI gf615m p33 motherboard
evga GTX 460 1 gig videocard
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AMD Athlon x2 250 3gz processor
4 gig 1333 kingston memory
MSI gf615m p33 motherboard
evga GTX 460 1 gig videocard
The chart says, that your mobo is unable to overclock a 95W CPU. However, your AthII x2 250 is 65W. According to my calculations, if you can reach up to 3.5-3.6Ghz on stock voltage, or +0.05v bump, you should be well within the safe range
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Please enter your system specs in your profile, will make it easier for all of us
This.

Can you change the memory, cpu and cpu-nb multipliers and the base clock frequency on your BIOS? If there is voltage control as well you could probably get a good overclock on the board.
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I have the same board and there is no bios voltage control. frown.gif I was, however; able to overclock with voltage control using "Cpu overdrive" on CCC. That dosen't apply to you, though as you have a nvidia card. Try going into the bios and upping the multiplier under cell menu up by like 2. If that doesn't work drop it down by .5 until its stable.

Edit: Forgot it wasn't black edition. Try raising the bus speed by like 10 at a time until it becomes unstable then drop it down by 5.

Double edit:Try Msi Dual Core Center. Allowed me to change voltage and I have the exact same mobo. Also, be careful. I thought I was giving the cpu +0.063 volts but misplaced the decimal and gave it +0.63 volts. Long story short computer shutdown, upon reboot I heard a loud pop, and it turned off again. Waited a couple minutes tried again; got another loud pop, but now it works. biggrin.gif So lucky. biggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gif

Triple edit: Forget about msi dual core center it/me/it+me killed my mobo.
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If there is voltage control as well you could probably get a good overclock on the board. g.php
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If there is voltage control as well you could probably get a good overclock on the board. g.php

Don't count on it. I killed mine. mad.gif Stupid msi dual core center.
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