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Help with OCing my rig (Phenom II X6 1055T)

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Hey everyone. I'm not only new here but also new to overclocking and what not, so I wasn't comfortable enough to go solely off of some threads I read without any input from people who know what they're actually doing!

I pretty much just game and stuff on my computer, which is a Dell Studio XPS 7100 desktop. (Yeah, a stock PC. lol.) It's got a Phenom II X6 1055T (2.8GHZ, hex core), 8GB RAM, ATI Radeon 5670 graphics card. I have all of the original parts, stock cooling, etc., so nothing's been changed really.

I was just wondering if I was able to safely push the CPU a little further, and if I can't, what I would need to do so. I can't find the exact motherboard specs, but it's the stock Dell 7100 mobo, part 'number' FF3FN. If you need any more information just ask, and any help is GREATLY appreciated! Also looking at possibly upgrading my rig (for gaming still) - open to suggestions!
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Hi Giant Owl. Welcome to Overclock.net.

To get into BIOS, press F2 repeatedly when the Dell logo appears after you turn on the PC.
Bump the FSB up about 5MHz, save your changes, and stress test with Prime95. If it gets by with reasonable temps, keep upping the FSB until you get a failed test or high temps.

On stock cooling, you probably won't get a very big performance gain. I would not increase the voltage at all.

Hope this helps!
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Thanks for the reply, I'll try in the morning!
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A Big Welcome grouphug.gif

I would say DO NOT DO IT devil.gif

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Make sure you know where the clear bios jumper is. If you don't boot after overclock attempt you need to use it.

Then dial FSB to 225 and see if it boots. If it boots you are golden and have just gained 12.5 % performance (approximately). I would not push it higher than that with stock cooler and I would not increase volts with that DELL motherboard and stock cooler. All AMD chips I have had have been able to do straight jump to 225 FSB without any need to touch the volts. Above that you usually need to apply some more care by giving a touch or two to the memory timings and such if using cheap RAM.
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