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You probably don't want to oc through software. I don't think its as safe and reliable as ocing in the bios, also there might be more options in the bios which can help you get a stable oc. A great ocing guide that I can recommend to you is at dfi-street.com in the ocin section labeled something like "ultimate ocing guide". Check it out, and read it more than once because I promise you won't get it the first time. When you are OCing just remember to keep your cpu load temp below 50-55c and with air cooling keep your voltage below 1.55.
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Panzer, there are SO many FAQ's and stickys on OC.net about overclocking. The basic rule is: bump up your Front Side Bus(FSB) about 50mhz, and then save bios and try to reboot. If reboot is sucessful, then power down and try for another 50mhz. If reboot fails, up the VCORE voltage the lowest amount possible (usually .015v), then try to reboot. Keep doing this until a.) you have hit a high voltage (over 1.5v) or b.) you cannot boot into windows.
If you cannot reboot into windows, try upping your MCH (northbridge) voltage the minimum possible.
If this does not work as well, try loosening your RAM timings.

If I were you I would immediately take out two sticks of RAM, and keep only two sticks in that are the same brandname, and loosen the timings to 5-4-4-15, simply to see if the RAM is the culprit to your non-overclocking halter. That proc should be able to hit high 2's low 3's on air.

MAKE SURE YOU LOCK YOUR PCI AND PCI-E! Lock your pci to 33mhz and your pci-e to 100mhz or else you may fry components on the board.

Let us know how this does you!
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Originally Posted by Skeegle
Panzer, there are SO many FAQ's and stickys on Overclock.net about overclocking. The basic rule is: bump up your Front Side Bus(FSB) about 50mhz, and then save bios and try to reboot. If reboot is sucessful, then power down and try for another 50mhz. If reboot fails, up the VCORE voltage the lowest amount possible (usually .015v), then try to reboot. Keep doing this until a.) you have hit a high voltage (over 1.5v) or b.) you cannot boot into windows.
If you cannot reboot into windows, try upping your MCH (northbridge) voltage the minimum possible.
If this does not work as well, try loosening your RAM timings.

If I were you I would immediately take out two sticks of RAM, and keep only two sticks in that are the same brandname, and loosen the timings to 5-4-4-15, simply to see if the RAM is the culprit to your non-overclocking halter. That proc should be able to hit high 2's low 3's on air.

MAKE SURE YOU LOCK YOUR PCI AND PCI-E! Lock your pci to 33mhz and your pci-e to 100mhz or else you may fry components on the board.

Let us know how this does you!
I have no idea how to Lock the PCI and PCI-E. That link i posted on the other page has pic sof the BIOS. I don't see how I can lock it. I can adjust the speed though..do you mean to leave it at 100 MHZ?(PCI-E clock speed) I'll read some guides as soon as i get home.
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this should be in the AMD section not nvidia
    
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I've just taken out 1 GB of ram, leaving the DDR pair of 512 Kingston in there. I was able to go to 2.36 and when I checked the memory speed, it said it was 236 MHZ, and the timing was 3-7-7-10. So I think the OC problem has to do with the extremely **** ram I have. Thanks to all who answered. Much appreciated.
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