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my system is in sig

Do I just increase the FSB like I did for my intel?
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There are a lot of things you need to do. I have an old overclocking guide that will help you. I also attached the calculator that will help you with the memory divider, LDT/HTT and overall CPU frequency. I got it from DFI streets (they are no longer around, but another message board has taken their place). It explains everything!
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It doesn't matter that I don't have a DFI boarD?
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It doesn't matter that I don't have a DFI boarD?
The overclocking is universal. Yes some boards have less features available in the bios, but as far as raising your FSB, lowering your HTT, and lowering your memory divider, they are all similar. For example, your HTT and RAM are based on your FSB, so as you increase your FSB, your HTT and RAM will go up. For example:
You have a 10 multiplier with the CPU. If you increase your FSB to 250 then you CPU will be running at 2.5GHz.

But know that as you increase FSB to 250 (from 200), your HTT will need to be lowered from x5 to x4 (default clock is 2000... 200x5 =1000x2=2000). 250x5=1250x2=2500 which is too high, so setting it at x4 gives you250x4=1000x2=2000, which is right on the money. keep in mind anything between 1600 and 2000 is acceptable.

Then look at the ram. 250x2=500, this means your ram will be running at DDR500 which will be too high if it is only rated at DDR400. so change the memory divider to 5/6. 250x5/6=208 which means your memory will be running at DDR416 which is acceptable.
edit: you might not have a divider but rather a set of timings that decreese from 200, like 200, 180, 140, 133 etc. This is the same concept as the fraction for the divider. Your memory will run at the lower frequency, but with the increased FSB, it will bring it back towards default of 200.

this should give you a little head start
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I found an overclocking article at X-bit labs using your CPU and a version of you abit board. I bet it will help you out considerably!
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I really appreciate your help man, my only problem is that now my temperatures are hovering around 50 degrees when idle. I guess I need to order a Tuniq Tower to cool my system before I venture into overclocking.
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I really appreciate your help man, my only problem is that now my temperatures are hovering around 50 degrees when idle. I guess I need to order a Tuniq Tower to cool my system before I venture into overclocking.
I think an Arctic pro will serve you best. It is a lot cheaper and will do what you need. They range in price from $15.00 to $30.00. Just be sure to get one for your socket.
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Dont get me wrong, the Tuniq tower is one of the best. I just think for what you need you can get one of the above for a lot less $.
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idk why my cpu was up in the 50's but now it is back down in the high 30's and staying that way with a full load on. I am just wondering how much you think my temps would drop with an artic freezer + thermal paste
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If you keep an eye on temps., you may want to try to (begin to) OC on stock colling. THis way you can see how far you can get with no money spent. Then once you hit a wall you could probably estimate (with the help of the forum and posted benchies) how much more you can push with additional cooling.
In my case I was able to raise by .65Mhz on stock cooling and only another .2Mhz with a $90 Zalman 9700. Now dont get me wrong, I would spend that anyday for the improvement but you should maybe take a look at your budget and expectations first.
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