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I have a Biostar NF61SMICROAM2SE Motherboard, AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ AM2 Processor, 2 Gigs Crucial Rendition PC2-5300 DDR2-667 Ram and I'm running the onboard graphics. I would like to know the exact settings to get it overclocked to 2.7 Ghz. I'm running it now overclocked at 2.23 Ghz, with stock cooling at idle temperature 17*C at load 20*C. I modded my case to incorporate two 90mm fans above the CPU just in front of the PS. Seems to work excellent. I'm new to the overclocking scene and any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Wow, there's too many threads about OCing this chip... pleace learn to use the search feature.

That being said...

Go into your BIOS. I can't give you exact settings, because you have to do it in steps, slowly getting faster, but here's a place to start.

HTT Mult: 3x
RAM Divider: 1:1 or 200 MHz
Then, just start upping the FSB of your CPU. If it won't boot into Windows, then up the voltage a bit.

And your temps are wrong. It's physically impossible to have temperatures below ambient, and the average ambient temperature of a house is 25 - 27 C.
    
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pow3rtr1p is correct. I'd also suggest to start out with the cpu multipler at 9x (preferably 9.5x) and the FSB at say, 250, then just start increasing it by 10 each time it loads into windows. You'll want your VCore to be at around 1.35 or 1.375.

put your memory timings at 4:4:4:12 with the T thing at 1T instead of 2.

make sure to turn off the AMD Quiet & Cool setting as this will not let you OC very much.
    
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Is it 1T or 2T that's faster, but less stable? I kept mine at 2T all the time.
    
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1T is faster
    
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1T is faster
not by much tho...somebody did a study on it around here...
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The Bandwidth tools (Everest & SiSoft) show a significant difference between running 1T vs 2T Command Rate - upwards of 25%, however, the Benchmark tools did not reflect such a large gap and there seems to be about a 2-3% performance hit when running 2T. It would appear that the Bandwidth Tools use some test process which is not reflective of the real world situation and as a result people quote these figures as being the reason not to use 2T timing...

Now if you look across the DDR scale you will see that if you are able to increase DDR by 7-10% this will have effectively reclaimed the 2-3% performance hit of the 2T setting. This is something to consider when trying to get that high OC where maybe 2T is stable but 1T just isn't.
http://www.overclock.net/amd-memory/...ate-there.html

that said, i'd set it to 2T, and get the ram as fast as possible
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Thanks for the feed back. I got my temperature straight out of the Bios. Don't know how they could be wrong. I also checked it with Smart Guardian, software that came with my Motherboard. Says 19*C right now. Also I thought someone might have the same setup as me and could show me some screen images of what to change in the Bios. Just to help me find what I'm looking for. Like I said I'm "NEW" to the overclocking scene. Thanks again.
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I got my temperature straight out of the Bios. Don't know how they could be wrong. I also checked it with Smart Guardian, software that came with my Motherboard. Says 19*C right now
Well the BIOS temperature shows the CPU temperature at about 80% load.
As for a temp monitor, i would use coretemp, Motherboard Monitor, or Everest. And that 19C seems way low...thats about 64F...
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Well the BIOS temperature shows the CPU temperature at about 80% load.
As for a temp monitor, i would use coretemp, Motherboard Monitor, or Everest. And that 19C seems way low...thats about 64F...
Here's some screens for ya.

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From what I recall, using the OB graphics when OCing is inhibitive. Do you have an old PCI vid card just to try OCing with it?
Those temps are insane, are you at the North Pole!
    
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