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Im new to overclocking and i'd just like a rough estimate of what i could be aiming for with my current CPU.

Stock it runs at 2.42gHz hopefully it will be a little higher after my 1st breif step into overclocking lol

Thoughts? Oppinions?
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post #2 of 8
Single core if it runs stock at 2.42Ghz right?

With that processor, depending on your stepping, you could expect an OC of probably around 2.8Ghz.
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post #3 of 8
it would be the 3800 single core that runs at 2.4....but Cwell is right...around 2.8 is a good place to hit. If your lucky 3
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post #5 of 8
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1st try at overclocing so im putting it at 2.65 to see how it holds up for a few days.

Doesn't look like i can change my multiplyer though. So by my calculations i think its stuck at 12

Does this limit my CPUs potential?
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post #6 of 8
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Clocked it at 2.82 but whenever i tried to start up windows it just asked about safe mode and all that crap.

Took it down to 2.75 and it booted ok but restarted its self after a few mins.

Dropped it down again to 2.7 and i'll leave it like that for a bit.
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post #7 of 8
The multiplyer should be 1/2 locked and allow you to reduce it but not increase it from the default... provided you have that enabled in the BIOS.
    
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post #8 of 8
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I've looked all over the Bios and can't find a way to change the Multiplier.

I also tryed changing it via the nVidia control panel but it just crashes to desktop the second i click on 'Adjust Motherboard settings'.
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