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Heres the deal... I just pieced together my new setup. I've been around computers for a while, but just have no experience overclocking. I am looking to squeeze some more performance out of this machine. Here are the specs. If you need any more info just let me know...:

AMD black edition 5000+ 2.6
Asus M2N-E board
4gb kingston 5300 ram(2x2gb)
bfg nvidia 8800GT OC vid
Running on vista home premium


I am looking to overclock the cpu to 3.2ish. Is there anyone who can help me with this? I would also like to speed up my memory if at all possible. Thanks guys!
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what's your maximum HTT multiplier? Have you tried raising the FSB any?
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Originally Posted by MiniTuckin View Post
what's your maximum HTT multiplier? Have you tried raising the FSB any?
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Here is an FAQ that will help direct you to overclocking guides on OCN:

http://www.overclock.net/faqs/12415-...rclocking.html

.... take your time and read through some of them.... there is a lot of good info.

Also, please fill in your system specs using the User CP on the bar at the top of the page.... and if you could get a couple of CPU-Z screenshots with your current settings.... that sort of info is really helpful for folks here to know just what you're running.... so they can then give you the best advice for your setup. Thank you, and welcome to OCN!
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post #5 of 10
as far as speeding up your RAM goes, that will happen when you increase your FSB. just keep an eye on it tho. if you raise the FSB by more than about 15Mhz, you'll probably have to set the divider for the RAM in your BIOS (if you read the guide above, you should know exactly what I'm talking about... Pop Quiz HotShot!). Also, what type of cooling are you using? That will have a big impact on how much you can OC
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Originally Posted by veilside0three View Post
I've been around computers for a while, but just have no experience overclocking.
Veilsideothree, here are a few more helpful guides that I'd recommend reading over:
http://www.overclock.net/amd-general...ing-guide.html
http://icrontic.com/articles/a64_overclocking_theory (this guide is extremely helpful and should teach you the fundamentals)

In regards to Minituckin's question, I believe this guide should provide those answers. This will show you how to find the limits of each component (processor, motherboard and memory): http://www.overclock.net/faqs/31782-...pu-memory.html. This process should give you a nice baseline.

Good luck and post more questions
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Alright, i thank you for your quick replies, and i have filled in the information you requested. As for the information you gave, i'll start reading through some of it. Thanks again guys!
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After reading up a bit, i decided to start small. By simply changing the multiplier a bit. One question... What is the safe zone, temperature-wise for the cpu, and mobo to be running at? I just want to make sure that mine doesn't exceed. Right now the mobo is sitting at about 38, and the cpu is right around 48.
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post #9 of 10
Your board temp looks good and you should keep your CPU load temps in the low 50's or below. If that 48 degrees for your CPU is an idle temp, you'll want to do some adjustment on your cooling.... such as reseating your heatsink. What are you using for thermal compound?
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post #10 of 10
I wouldn't trust the temperature readings on a 5000BE. Depending which program you use, you'll get readings from 10*C (impossible unless your room is below 10*C) to 80*C (highly unlikely). You have an aftermarket cooler that looks decent, so assuming you seated it correctly with thermal grease you should be ok, as long as you don't give the CPU anymore than 1.500v.
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