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ok today i have decided to overclock my pc, i have a 3200+ venice core!
also.. i have a stock cooler (wich i plan on upgrading in the future)

i have a few qs

1) i am a bit scared that i might fry my processor. any advice before i start doing it?
2) i have heard people get to 2.7ghz with these. can i expect this on a stock cooler?
3) how much should i step the FSB up each time? what about the multiplier?
4) i know its alot of questions, but i have NEVER overclocked :S
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Lower your cpu HT frequency multiplier to 4, set your ram speed to 333 instead of 400, then start raising your HTT by 5. Then do 5 more if thats stable. You may want to lower your cpu multiplier to to see how high you can get HTT-wise before you worry about upping voltage on your cpu. And if you plan on oc'ing more than 400Mhz on your cpu, I would defintely recommend any quality aftermarket cooler, stock is not made for the xtra heat. Download a program like speedfan to monitor your cpu temps at stock settings before you overclock it at all. Then if you notice temps rising more than 10-15 degress C at load, I would definitely back it off in in voltage and speed, until you get better cooling. And that "suckage" ram, if it really does suck will limit your OC. In a nutshell good OC results come when your CPU, Motherboard, and RAM work together well enuff together to push beyond their stated specs.
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i know this sounds stupid.. what is HT? never come across it before...

mani sound dumb with that :S

edit: ok i think i know what it is... now to go fiddle with my cpu ^^
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He is refering to the Memorys bus multiplyer, sometimes refered to LDT also.
It's default cam be displayed in 2 ways.
1. 200x5=1000MHz when the "5" is used reduce it to 4 x for a CPU bus speed of up to 260, beyond that drop to 3x
2. Some BIOS represent it the 2x500=1000 as "1000" and the = of 4x is 800 and 3x is 600.
The idea is to keep it below the 1000MHz. Pushing it to 1040 is fine, some MBs can handle as much as 1080 but pushing it can cause instability.
On the stock heat sink, so long as you have very good case air flow 1.525-1.50v will be you max voltage area before overheating the CPU. 1.5v will be safe with proper instalation and resonable case air flow.
    
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download a program to chek temps be4 attempting (under 55c under load). since u have stock hsf u should worry about it. then go to bios and up frequency up by about 5 mhz at a time and HTT to 4x then log into windows and run prime for 5 mins. if no error, continue to raise by another 5. and repeat prime. once u find that your computer wont post, raise vcore a lil then try again. also, just so that you wont be frustrated, set ram to cl3-x-x-x and divider to 166. that way, it wont be your ram thats stopping your oc-ing, it will be the cpu/mobo. =) just a short summary. chek out the guide they have here.

and expect around 2.5, 2.7 might be a lil hot and your vcore will be high. to lessen the heat from my comp, i have CnQ on =)
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i have used speedfan.. i get 38 idle -- and around 40-48 load.. are these ok? (this is overclocked from 2ghz to 2.2ghz.. i am trying to get atleast a 400mhz opverclock. if not 500 mhz )

i am in a loft.. very hot in summer ;o.. winter-ish so i ok for now

Curent stats
2233mhz

Multi: X10
bus speed: 223mhz
HT link: 893.2Mhz

idle temp is 38C
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