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Last year I built my first system: Win XP Pro, ASUS A8N32SLI Deluxe MB, AMD dual core 4400+ (939), Corsair Twinx2048-3500LL Pro DDR433 (4x1GB Modules), EVGA 7900GTX 512MB, Antec 550 Watt PS in an Ultra full tower case. My 3D Mark 06 score is 5844. Now I'm interested in overclocking to gain more performance. I located this quote from captainhardass....

hmmmm... interesting...
funny i have a amd x2 4400+ on a asus A8N32-SLI board and just using the AI Booster software i can get 2.85GHz stable. I upped the voltage to 1.4v and use a Zalman 9700 fan/heatsink. It's big but it works. The temp only went up 4C. Idle 42c. full load 46c.

Captainhardass are you still around? How did you set your booster software? Can anyone give me a good goal to attain or what they have achieved? Thanks for any help. ten15
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First, hello, and welcome to OCN. Hope you enjoy your stay.

Looks like captainhardass has been away from the forum for quite a while(1-1-07). In fact the post you refer to is the only one he ever made.

As for overclocking your rig, plenty of people here will tell you the best way to do so it through the BIOS. It gives you far more control over settings. Just study up(read your mobo's manual), browse some of the overclocking guides here and don't be afraid to ask questions.
    
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Thanks stillhouse. I played around with that AI Booster software and it would only do a 10% OC, which did not result with the stats hardass posted. It did raise it to 2420mhz. I'll look thru the guides. Thanks again
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Welcome to OCN.

Like Stillhouse said, overclocking through the BIOS is much preferred over Windows based programs like your AI Booster. Read up on overclocking from lots of sources. There's a good sticky on it here and this is another one I like: http://www.ocforums.com/showthread.php?t=391768. Basically when you increase the FSB, it affects your motherboard, RAM, and processor. So to get the best overclock, you need to learn how much each component can take. To do that you isolate each component, and these guides will explain how that's done. Once you know the limits of each part, you can decide on the best way to combine the settings, and OCN will definitely help you with that. But for starters, learn about finding the limits of your motherboard, CPU, and RAM and get back to us! Let us know what you're confused about.
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