Originally Posted by jgweb2000
ok, i took out the manual and looked at the little bios pictures and the decription of what shiz does. ok so these are the options i have in the frequency/volt control of my bios: k8 cpu clock ratio, auto detect pci clk, cpu clock, cpu overvoltage control, dimm overvoltage control, vcc18 overvolt control, vcc12 overvolt control, agp overvolt control. ok
so the cpu clock ratio is like x4 to x9 which is like 800mhz to 1800 mhz. and the cpu clock settings are from 200mhz to 232mhz, these seem like the contenders for overclocking, sorta.
ok look at that, those are my options with the modfification that cpu clock settings are 200-500
edit: speedfan shows my idle temp at 50c ***, bios shows differntly
A good thing would be to tell me what are the options of the field "auto detect pci clk" as this can improve or crash your OC.
For OC you'll need another preliminary thing: SpeedFan
, click on them to download. Install them and run SpeedFan. This is a soft that tells you what is the temp of your CPU. Like all have said, it's well to keep it under 55Â°C. OC raises temperature and you don't wanna toast your CPU (it usually happens at over 90Â°, but over 55Â° the temps tent to grow rapidly)
OCCT simulates a heavy duty soft on your rig, the effect is heating the CPU. Games do that too, so this is used so that you know what to expect when gaming with your rig OCed. After 15mn of running OCCT read the temp displayed by speedfan. It MUST be under 55Â°, if it goes over 55Â°C than you have to turn down the OC.
To actually OC you have to lift the cpu clock setting. 200, 205, 210... and so on until either it doesn't boot, or the temp surpasses 55Â°. In case it doesn't boot, use the manual to find out how to make a cmos reset.
Hope it's good enough to start with. Remember, tell me what are the options for the auto detect PCI clock.