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well i think i have finally decided to overclock my FX60. first some questions. as everyone knows it comes at a stock 13X multiplier. if i up that to 14 or 14.5 if my MOBO allows .5 multipliers what would that do for me? does that add more heat because rite now i idle between 37 and 40 because we have not turned on the AC at my house. by the way i know that is the reason because when i built my computer it idled between 30 and 32 and i got it down to 27 once.

can anyone offer any other advice to me.

here is what i am at stock. pic is on another thread too.
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Uh, ya, you could just edit the multi to pop your CPU up to 3 GHz. The multi you'd want is at least 15x. You might have to increase the vcore a little. Your cpu will be alright as long as you keep the temps below 50-55C.
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It may be different between our procs (mine is 939 fx 55). I bumped my multiplier to 14 and saw no difference in idle temps. The load temp seemed to go up ~2c but that could be due to the change in season in the Midwest. I don't think that you'll see any major temp change unless you clock it up a bit or change the voltage.
    
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so changing the voltage is what causes the most significant temp increase.
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yeah pretty much
    
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so changing the voltage is what causes the most significant temp increase.
That's been my experience.
    
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Keep in mind also that summer is just around the corner, and ambient temperatures have been on the rise as well (in the Northern Hemisphere, anyway). Ambient temperatures have a significant effect on temperature readings.

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Keep in mind also that summer is just around the corner, and ambient temperatures have been on the rise as well (in the Northern Hemisphere, anyway). Ambient temperatures have a significant effect on temperature readings.

Hope this helps!
that is why i want to figure a way to overclock but not raise my temp to much. and my ac will get turned on in another few weeks im sure.

but that is why i was thinking about upping the multiplier. what else can i do that will help me overclock but not hurt my temps to much.
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that is why i want to figure a way to overclock but not raise my temp to much. and my ac will get turned on in another few weeks im sure.

but that is why i was thinking about upping the multiplier. what else can i do that will help me overclock but not hurt my temps to much.
No way to tell whether or not voltage increases are necessary until you try them, unfortunately. Overclocking is one of those things in life where you just can't eliminate the "what if" factor unless you actually try something out.

Some chips scale up massively without voltage increases; some require massive voltage increases to overclock minimally. No way to know how yours will go until you feel confident enough with your own skills and knowledge to take the plunge.

The only "guaranteed" way to keep your temperatures in check is to upgrade your cooling system. You've already got a very good cooler; perhaps you can get some more headroom by lapping its base and lapping your CPU's IHS. I did that to my CPU and HSF, which resulted in a very usable 8-10 degree C drop at load, depending on the ambient temperatures.

(By the way, load temperatures are the only ones that truly matter.)

Hope this info helps.
    
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what do you guys use to measure stability of the processor once overclocked
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