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Help Oc'ing a E6300 on GA 965p S3

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Hi everyone, just joined and this seems to be the place to ask experienced peeps for some help. I apologise in advance if this has been asked before but I don't see a thread referring to my mobo so here goes:

I have a Core 2 Duo E6300 with a Gigabyte 965P S3 (is this board more or less the same as a DS3? I see threads about that board a lot?) and pretty cheap DDR2 ram. I also have a 7900gs card.

I was hoping to oc the cpu a little bit anyway if I could. At idle it runs at 34C and 40-41 under heavy load with the stock intel heat sink.
Apart from increasing the FSB in increments I haven't the foggiest what I should change. I had to save for a long time to be able to buy the pc so I'm worried about damaging the components so are there any safe tips on what to change that a noob could understand. I built the pc myself so I'm not a total novice but new to overclocking.
I tried unsing Easy tune to software oc it but it freezes up at about 2.06ghz.

Hope this is not too dumb a post. thanks
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200GB DVD Windows XP Acer 17" 
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Don't use software applications to overclock the system. Instead, go into the bios to overclock. Since you are just starting, I would suggest upping the FSB on the cpu in 5mhz increments and leave everything else stock. A few things you want to set:

PCI-E/PCI bus 100/33
Spread Spectrum: disabled
MPS Revision: 1.4

Try starting from there and see what happens.

BTW, you may need to change your 200mb harddrive.
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Make sure you know where your clear-cmos jumper is just in case And always check your temps when OCing. I dont let my Core2 get above 65C.
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Zalman CNPS9700-LED Windows 7 Ultimate x64 3x Syncmaster 205BW Eyefinity Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 
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Thanks Guys I'll give it a go at the weekend and see. Well I don't know if this was a foolish thing or not but I upgraded the bios to F6 revision (supposed to have "Enhance Conroe E6300/E6400 overclock capability") and it worked fine.

I had to choose the fan control settings again after rebooting but for some reason "legacy" setting which was nice and quiet now sounds like a hoover so I went for the "intel quiet system" and it's nice and quiet again. The system seems hotter than it was now and converting a video file puts it at 52 degrees whereas I was pretty sure it only got up to 42 before - should I flash it back or is that still a safe temp (I notice you mentioned 65 but that's a E6400 are the different?)

Cheers
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core Duo E6300 GA-965p-S3 Nvidia Gainward 7900GS 2GB DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
200GB DVD Windows XP Acer 17" 
Power
400w 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core Duo E6300 GA-965p-S3 Nvidia Gainward 7900GS 2GB DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
200GB DVD Windows XP Acer 17" 
Power
400w 
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