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ok, i wanted to know how well my opty 146 (single core) would overclock safely. and most likely w/o killing it. i dont know if the multiplyer is locked. yea its a cab2e


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Hi, and welcome to the forum. Like most socket 939 CPUs with a good stepping, it should be able to hit 3.0GHz. However, make sure you have good cooling, and keep a close eye on the temperatures. Also, don't go too wacky on the voltages. I am sure there are plenty of AMD folks here who can advice you about settings (I kinda forgot the settings I used for my AMD rig )

Also, a succesful overclock also depends on the other components, most notably the motherboard and RAM. Which board do you have?

Please fill out your system specs. Go to User CP on the top of the page, and then hit 'Edit System Specs' on the left. Thank you.
    
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ok, first i would like to thank you guys for the warm welcome, i inputed my specs (im not on that machine now and will update it) i dont want to kill my pc ( i love it). the water cooling kit i gots (im a noob ik)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835124005

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835108083

i have no idea what u guys are talking about with the mem timings and im perdy sure that my 146's multiplyer is locked...... yea i dont want ney smoke......

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oh and my bios shows cpu temps ( for example ) at like 32 degrees c whilest speedfan shows them at like 50 degrees c

yea kinda weird.....

p.s. ive been wanting to talk to a intel guru..... thinking about a core 2 duo instead of a am2.... yea

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I don't know much about water cooling either,.

Generally, those kits don't perform that well, and a high-end air cooler like the Tuniq Tower or Scythe Ninja performs as well or better. You could post a new thread in the water cooling section of the forum to ask if this is any good.

Regarding yuor temps, the 50C in Speedfan is idle? Or at full load? It seems quite high to me. Can I see a screenshot?
    
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yea i will, at least thats what it says is the cpu... yea its idle, i think it may read it wrong, lemme logon on my other pc, brb

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ok here ya go (insert image WHERE IS IT) oh attach duh

edit: oh and thats from a dead stop ( hasnt been running for like 4-5 days) and its cold in that room
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Not sure.. haven't really worked with the newest Speedfan yet... anyone with a single core Opty who can shed some light on this?

Given the BIOS temp, I'd say the temp in windows should be around 30C idle...
    
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humm, no images in signature, that sucks.... well w/e yea its weird. so what exactly do i have to do to overclock my cpu...
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u know what i just noticed, people respond quickly on this fourm, and i was hoping for a reply by tomorrow..... ;-)

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