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Ready to OC my 4600

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Well I read just about every article here about OC'ing and think I am ready to give it a go.....with everyones help of course.
Here is what I have figured out so far:
Stock CPU is running at stock 12 X 200, 1.35 v (all set to auto)
In BIOS I can adjust the CPU multiplier , CPU clock speed, core voltage, HTT voltage and memory voltage but have no options when it comes to RAM speed. I am still learning and may ask some simple questions
I have CPU-Z, Orthos and Coretemp installed and ready to go.

Any help on where to start would be appreciated.
post #2 of 14
Firstly I'd set the voltages manually, and put the PCIe bus locked at 100MHz. Then I'd start slowly upping the cpu clock speed by about 5 MHz a time, booting into windows each time. Do that until you get a BSOD. Then try upping the vcore. I'd watch temps and once you've done it a bit I'd do a stress test for an hour or so watching the voltages. You don't really want to go over 55C with that chip.
If you want to do more overclocking, you'll need to get an aftermarket HSF.
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is yours a AM2 CPU ?
post #4 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the quick response.
Should I set all voltages manually ?(Core, HTT, Ram) or just the core?
what is the best aftermarket HHF?
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Originally Posted by Ultrasonic2 (muffy) View Post
is yours a AM2 CPU ?
Sorry, its AMD2
post #6 of 14
go here and plug in your infromation you get from cpu-z and it will give you a rought idea and setup infromation on similar builds/cpu
post #7 of 14
you should get 2.7 / 2.8g prime stable on air ..
post #8 of 14
Try CTRL-F1 in the Bios and it should allow you to go into advanced settings for memory timings: hypertransport multiplier (HT x 1,2,3,4,5 on my Gigabyte GA-M57SLI-M4). You can also set memory speed (533, 667, 800) and detailed tras, etc.

BUT as I learned the hard way, and was suggested above, go slowly; changing only 1 thing at a time.
    
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The temps seem to be a real issue with my CPU. Even the smallest increase in clock speed (5mhz) hits 55 degrees in Orthos. I can only assume that my HSF is crap so I will need to replace it if I plan on OC'ing.
Any suggestions on a great HSF ? Maybe it would be easier just to replace the entire CPU with a new one? 5000 BE or 6000
post #10 of 14
I don't see how spending a lot more money having the high probability of having to reinstall your OS as easy.
If you want something cheap and good, get the AC64 freezer pro. The cheapest I could find it for in canada is $26.39 CAD on NCIX.com: http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...ctic%20Cooling

But I don't really know my way around canadian sites very well.

Also get some new thermal paste. Either Arctic silver 5, or arctic silver ceramique . I remember a review a while back said that they both performed almost identically, so you might want to save $2.42 and get ceramique. I only really mentioned arctic silver 5 as i've seen more people use it over ceramique on this site. Not sure why though.
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