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I wanted to OC my Windsor 5600+ to 3.0Ghz to match up with the 6000+ (since they have the same core just different frequencies (I think thats what its called)).

I am planning on buying one of these coolers for my CPU: (need a little help deciding)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835106102
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835887002

(I think the zerotherm BTF90 is much smaller and thats why more people have bought and reviewed it)

I am just very confused about what is required for me to change the 2.8 ghz to 3.0 ghz. When I try to read guides, they talk about doing things with RAM as well. Can anyone explain to me or link me to any well written guides they know about? Or if you could just confirm that its as simple as changing the 280 to 300 (assuming my multiplier was x10)

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Anyways I found out that my BIOS has preset options to overclock the processor up to 30%. Since I only need .2 Ghz I can just overclock 10% (3.08 Ghz) and then see where I'm at before I go any farther. I still need help on finding the right CPU cooler though so if anyone has any suggestions (even besides what I posted above) then please let me know.

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I've gotten mine to 3.0ghz through 250mhz x 12 and at around stock volts too. ran good at 1.35v.
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This cooler came highly recommended. Ive got one on order with some high cfm 120mm fans.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835109140
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Patience, please. We don't recommend bumping within 24 hours, let alone 2 bumps in under 2 hours.
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Only the first one was a bump and then the 2nd was an update =))))
    
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So with the thermalright ultra 120 I have to buy a fan seperate? How do I know what to get?

Also, in the BIOS the options I think I need to change: (Processor Frequency and FSB Frequency)

For processor frequency it has options like [x11 1000Mhz] and [x12 1000Mhz]. Is this the multiplier?
I'm pretty sure it is but the 1000Mhz part throws me off. I KNOW my processor cant run at 12 Ghz =).

and as for FSB frequency I'm pretty sure that this is the setting that the multiplier multiplies.

Obviously I'm new to this and over the past couple of days I've asked many many questions on the forums so I just want to thank everyone for bearing with me haha.
    
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I would suggest one like this since ur gonna oc like i will . powerful but the most quiet i've seen in this cfm range.
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/25...?tl=g36c15s562
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MasterShake View Post
I would suggest one like this since ur gonna oc like i will . powerful but the most quiet i've seen in this cfm range.
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/25...?tl=g36c15s562
Wow 126cfm at 45dba, YS makes some good fans. R3TR3C, here's some more 120mm fans, straight from the egg sorted by most reviews: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...k=&srchInDesc=

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For processor frequency it has options like [x11 1000Mhz] and [x12 1000Mhz]. Is this the multiplier?
Yes thats the multiplier.

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and as for FSB frequency I'm pretty sure that this is the setting that the multiplier multiplies.
Yep, so for example, my opteron 146 has a multiplier of 10x with a freq of 200 so thats 10 x 200 = 2000 "2ghz". I mean thats how I do it, some other on this forum might do the math different.
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Originally Posted by thlnk3r View Post
Wow 126cfm at 45dba, YS makes some good fans. R3TR3C, here's some more 120mm fans, straight from the egg sorted by most reviews: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...k=&srchInDesc=



Yes thats the multiplier.



Yep, so for example, my opteron 146 has a multiplier of 10x with a freq of 200 so thats 10 x 200 = 2000 "2ghz". I mean thats how I do it, some other on this forum might do the math different.
Great list. those silverstones are quieter than my link. Good find
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