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By that I mean, do people start by concentrating on one area, eg CPU, and get that as high as they can, or do they do lots of little changes in different areas, and build slowly. From looking around, there seems to be quite a few different approaches.
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I usually like to start off slow, adjusting gradually. This way, I can find the problems, when preventing me from going further. But at times, when I'm just impatient, I skip. But safely.
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Pretty much Patience is the key here

U cant be impatient Overclocking takes time and getting that Stability is a must
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Well, I start by maxing out 1 component (e.g cpu - making sure memory is on a low divider) then put it back to stock and start maxing out memory and mobo by using a lower multi and higher fsb (no cpu overclock to conflict results that way). Then I try to get the max cpu again with mem at the same time, that way I know when the mobo or memory is going to crap out.
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Well, I start by maxing out 1 component (e.g cpu - making sure memory is on a low divider) then put it back to stock and start maxing out memory and mobo by using a lower multi and higher fsb (no cpu overclock to conflict results that way). Then I try to get the max cpu again with mem at the same time, that way I know when the mobo or memory is going to crap out.
That's interesting. I was gonna start slowly, cos it's my first time, but you've given me food for thought. Obviously, I'm not gonna go crazy though!

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You still gotta go slow
In fact my method takes longer as you have to mess with multis and dividers more. But I'm a perfectionist .
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Coffeejunky's process is what I recommend following. I typically find the max limits of each component. That gives me a nice baseline to start off with. Dadarms, here is a guide that I always recommend: http://www.overclock.net/faqs/31782-...pu-memory.html

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Yes, agree with patience. You might want to skip a stability test for tick up on the htt, but you shouldn't. I always do something else such as play a console game or watch tv while tweaking settings.
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That's awesome info, thanks very much for the link! The only problem was, the link to the Gogars tool kept timing out, but I'll try again later. Any alternative links that anyone knows of?
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The only problem was, the link to the Gogars tool kept timing out, but I'll try again later. Any alternative links that anyone knows of?
Dadarms, it appears that (http://math.gogar.com/athlon64.cgi) is the only linkage I was able to find. If I remember correctly, that chart was very helpful.
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