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I know this has been posted several times, but most of them has so many terms that give me a headache. Ive never overclocked before, and I have different specs than other people that asked, so Im asking for the best way to overclock for my system. Id like to learn how, but even if you have a system similar to mine and tell me your settings to use that would be fine too. I have a program from nvidia's website that is supposed to overclock your system, but it really doesnt do anything. If I used the fine tuneing which is suppose to take 3 hours my computer locks up halfway through it and the program crashes. Im not computer illiterate, I built my system, but this whole overclocking thing hurts my brain >.< Thank you for your time reading my post.
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Essentially the fastest and easiest way to OC a CPU is to increase the FSB (Front Service Bus) Now, any respectable mobo would have that as a option to change. Use CPU-Z, which is a program to check current clock, and it'll tell you what FSB your on at the moment, so you know what to start at. Watch the temps. If its at 50c even before you start OCing, don't bother until you get better cooling. Use Motherboard Monitor, or Speedfan, or Coretemp (they're all programs, search em on Google) to check temps.

I'd go into more detail but I need sleep for school...which is in four horus :/
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LOL thank you, Ill post back that info tomorrow, I have work in the morning and Im currently on a backup computer, getting my new 8600 GPU in mail from UPS in the afternoon so my rig isnt running right now, sent in old card through a step-up program from EVGA, havent been able to use my system for 2 weeks, its killing me inside >.<
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Okay heres a screenie of CPU-Z and also of the ntune program I have, didnt know if its better to use that or do it right through the bios



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if you want to go higher, lower your ht multi to 4x, and step up the voltage a little bit, then raise the fsb in 5 mhz increments until it gets unstable, then bump up the voltage, or adjust as needed. I would use the bios to overclock, those programs are not always the best, however they can be fast to use. good luck!
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use bios and not ntune
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use the bios, it will be a more stable oc, and let you get more out of it. You need to find a user with the same mb to direct you as to how to change the fsb and mult. in the bios menu. I have a 3800+ am2 and I could get it to 220mhz fsb x 10 (2.2gh per core) max with oc software that ran in windows, then I started playing with the bios "after reading posts and benchmarks from other users w/ the same cpu" and got my fsb to 235mhzx10 (2.35ghz per core). After that I had to increase my cpu voltage from 1.22v to go any further. "Again I searched for posts and benchmarks this time paying attention as to what voltage others were running" After 2 days of research I came to find that a .1v increase on my cpu would be safe.
After getting my voltage to 1.32 I then reached 250mhzx10 (2.5ghz per core). I will push it further in the future, but I need better cooling, because I am using the stock hs and fan.

Everything I know about oc'ing I learned here at overclock.net
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use bios and not ntune
Yeah, OCing programs suck. Only use them if your mobo is factory locked. (Basically if you got a Dell) Just keep upping the FPS in 10-15mhz increments until you get higher. As I said before, watch temps. Download Orthos and have it run a stress test, and check the temps while thats running. If they get above 52c, then don't OC any further. Nothing sucks as much as burning out your CPU cause you had insufficient cooling.
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Alright, thanks for all the advice. Before I try to OC I think Ill get a zalman cooler for my CPU and GPU.
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Anyone have a suggestion for a good cooler for my CPU? Probably a Zalman, but theres so many models.
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