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Hello,

I am completely new to this and would love to overclock my computer but I dont know where to start!

I have filled my User CP, help would be much appreciated

Thank you
Goku
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post #2 of 26
search for the AMD overclocking guide here on OCN and it'll help you
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Is overclocking worth it if I dont play games?
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post #4 of 26
Yes it's worth it, it's fun. some key words for you cup-z speedfan orthos. Everything I know about oc'ing I learned from this web site.
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post #5 of 26
Hey. Welcome to OCN!

To start you need a good cpu/mobo/cooler.

Second, you need to play with your bios, and mess with frequencies, and also ram dividers.

If you need other help, just ask. ENJOY : )
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post #6 of 26
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I have:
-AMD 64 X2 3800+ Windsor AM2
-ASRock ALIVENF6G-VSTA mATX AM2 NF6150-430
-Cooler is the one that comes with the cpu.

So far, how am I doing?
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post #7 of 26
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I just want to say, you guys are awesome!

I guess we all have something in common here...we are passionate! (hehe)
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post #8 of 26
You won't be able to do a hardcore overclock on your processor. It might be worth buying a descent heatsink for it. Don't be afraid to ask any questions you may have at this forum.

P.S: Welcome
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post #9 of 26
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decent heatsink = ? are you referring to a cooling fan?

Why wont I be able to make a hardcore overclocking?
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post #10 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by super goku View Post
I have:
-AMD 64 X2 3800+ Windsor AM2
-ASRock ALIVENF6G-VSTA mATX AM2 NF6150-430
-Cooler is the one that comes with the cpu.

So far, how am I doing?
you can easily atain 2.5ghz at 1.32v on stock cooling
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