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AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+ OC'ing

post #1 of 19
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Hey I'm Nick Nakon and just seeing if I can receive some help about OC'ing my CPU and general computer too.
Current Specs:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+ CPU
Geforce 8800 GTX 768mb 384-bit SLI-ready GPU
OCZ Reaper (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) RAM
ASUS m2n32-SLIdeluxe Wireless Motherboard
Antec 900 gaming case with 2 additional fans
650W coolermaster Power Supply
320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA Hard Driev

This computer that I made is having problems running Crysis and I can't even put the graphics settings on medium without the FPS dropping to an unbearable amount. I would show you test and screen shots but no idea on what programs to use. From my point of view I see my processor as slowing down the rest of the computer but I am new to the home built computer business and just looking for some thoughts.
Thx, Nick
post #2 of 19
Welcome Nick. I have the same CPU and let me tell you it handles Crysis just fine. Can you please fill out User CP and then we can take it from there. My 5600+ runs @3500 24/7
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Phenom X4 940 Deneb@3.8 DFI DK 790FX-M2RS EVGA GTX 260 core 216 G.Skill 4 gigs DDR2 1066 
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120 Seagate Windows 7 x64 21" view sonic G810 wireless 
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post #3 of 19
What kind of CPU cooling do you have? If it's stock, don't expect much more than 3.0 stable. With a good aftermarket HSF, you'll be able to get to 3.2 MAYBE 3.3Ghz. With water cooling you'll get to 3.5 no problem like taz above me.
post #4 of 19
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two things:
1- How do I fill out a User CP? or what do i have to download to duplicate the screen shots you did.

2- I am using the stock cooling fan/hot sink that came with the processor. I am running 3 120mm intake fans, 1 120mm & 1 200mm fan for outtake in the case if this helps at all. I would be willing to buy another form of cooling for my processor but I have no idea which fans would fit with my motherboard, cpu, case, etc.
post #5 of 19
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two things:
1- How do I fill out a User CP? or what do i have to download to duplicate the screen shots you did.

2- I am using the stock cooling fan/hot sink that came with the processor. I am running 3 120mm intake fans, 1 120mm & 1 200mm fan for outtake in the case if this helps at all. I would be willing to buy another form of cooling for my processor but I have no idea which fans would fit with my motherboard, cpu, case, etc.
1.User CP is on the top of the page right below the ocn logo,just hit that tab. DL cpuz and run it twice or even 3 times

2. it'll be hard to break 3.2 w/air ,i have w/c on my x2 5600 i'm at 3.4ghz.
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post #6 of 19
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I might just be a super noob but I clicked the tab called "User CP" (next to blogs & chat) and I get linked to the User CP area but it says that i need to "subscribe" to articles or something. I don't see any DL or anything related to cpuz. If you wouldn't mind clarifying or giving a direct link that would be amazing.
Thx
post #7 of 19
In the User CP, you can fill in your system specs. CPU-Z is available here:

http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php

Hope this helps!
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assorted varies PNY XLR8 GTX 560 Ti Samsung DDR3-1600 
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sure one Megahalems / 120mm x 38mm  varied Windows & Linux 
PowerCase
yes! NZXT Source 530 
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post #8 of 19
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Hey thx for all the information. I did the CPUID thing and took screen shots of all of the tabs that involved the computer date but Where would you guys want me to post or somehow get on this site?
post #9 of 19
usually i just go into the advanced thread reply and put the image in as an attachment just make sure the file isnt too big
post #10 of 19
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Ok well here is a link to my processor and now can anyone tell me how I should OC it and/or how MUCH i should overclock it. Also if so, how would I actually do it? ive been trying to research but most of google is just idiots and I want to keep my computer running smooth

http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc.php?id=326776
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