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post #1 of 14
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Hey guys, after little to no help on figuring out my GPU overclock. I figured it out as best as I can. and I THINK I have the best clock on it. Jumped up from 969 in valley benchmark to 1114.
So now I want to overclock my CPU. It has a aftermarket air cooler on it so it stays pretty cold.
I have a AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+ @ 3.013 MHz
I have the Nvidia settings open and it can change the refrence clock. But not TOO much else. Unless I go into the bios (Still dunno what Im doing there) I dont see any other way.

Fill me with insight yee overclockers.

Please? biggrin.gif
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post #2 of 14
Why do you have the nVidia settings open? If you're overclocking your CPU it would be best to do it through the BIOS. However, there is overclocking software which you can use instead. AMD overdrive is an easy one to get used to.
post #3 of 14
or overclock in the bios
post #4 of 14
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Originally Posted by skitz9417 View Post

or overclock in the bios
Well it has the option to change a couple things thats why I had it open, and theres SO MANY settings in the bios I really have no idea what to do with them. I have the "N.O.S. overclock) set to 8% I believe. It upped my benchmark score from 1114 in valley to 1135. So not a whole hill of beans difference,

Any ideas? Im not sure what to do but I figure telling you the motherboard I have might help. I have a ASUS Crosshair with Bios version 1207.

(Thanks btw.)
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post #5 of 14
Read some of the AMD overclocking guides. Bios is the way to go when overclocking the cpu.
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Read some of the AMD overclocking guides. Bios is the way to go when overclocking the cpu.
Thats what Ive come to find out, but it seems most of the guides Ive found are for newer equipment >.>
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Thats what Ive come to find out, but it seems most of the guides Ive found are for newer equipment >.>

Have you looked here?
post #8 of 14
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No. No I have not :|

SIde note, I opened AMD overdrive and it says "AMD overdrive cannot detect supported AMD chipset on this computer"
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post #9 of 14
Probably a driver problem. Have you installed your chipset drivers?
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Im not sure. Thought I had. How do I check?
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