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Ok the title says it all....

I have just bought my cpu a new fan so i can overclock it.

I have heard that my cpu can overclock to 3.6 with out raising the voltage.

Here is what i know about OCing

I am supposed to increase my FSB now i have no idea how and what to do.

Try and not to put too much voltage into my cpu thous it will get hot and heat is no good

Now I know to stay below 1.5Vcore on my cpu. But I wana be REALY safe so i am thinking 1.35 and around that... I am just trying to reach 3.0 if possible if not something close with out raising the voltage too high and getting too much heat.

Right now my cpu temerature on idle is 28C.

Here are my specs

AMD ATHLON 3600+ x2 64
GA-MA69G-S3H Motherbored
2GB DDR2 6400 RAM
Geforce 7600GT 256MB

What i am trying to achive here is to buy a 8800GT 512MB and I know that currently my cpu will bottleneck it. So i was thinking if i took to 2.7 or even 3.0GHZ it will make a HUGE differnce.

Now i Have read about 13 guides... Either i am stupid or something.. But I have no idea where to start and what to do. I tried following one guide but some of the options in the BIOS isn't the same thus it got me confused.. I am not a total idiot... I can learn if you show me the way. So please someone help... I am here all day tomorrow and Sunday so I will be responding fast to the reply

SO THANK YOU in advance for helping me!
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Hello doc! welcome to OCN...
First off you will need some tools to aid you in your OC. Google OCCT, CORETEMP, ORTHOS Download them as you will need them. Enter bios and disable all spredspectrum and cool & quiet. Drop your memory speed down from auto/800 to 667. Then raise the FSB up in small steps of 5. Do quick test with OCCT for 30 minutes and record your load temps as that is what is important ( 55c max ). I will have to leave for work and be back this afternoon, in the mean time i'm sure other members will be happy to assist you...
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OK. I have all those programs. But I have no idea what are the all spredspectrum...
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Ok, the safest way to oc is through the bios IMO i would not use overclocking software it may cause instability. The OCCT, AND ORTHOS are tools for checking stability after you have made changes in the bios. Coretemp will give you a most accurate idea of you cpu temps.
The only way i would use ocing software is if i didn't have really any options in the bios to change settings.
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FreeLine... Can you please tell me what settings were you talking about to change?

I have no IDEA about any of those settings... Most guides aren't the same as my motherbored or even close....
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post #6 of 98
DOC, being that you never done this first thing is to go into cios and get fimilar with what and where all your settings are. Disable Cool & quiet and disable anything labled spreedspecturm.
Look for CPU freq your defalt will be 200, up it to 205 save changes, will reboot. Go back into bios up cpu freq to 215 and also look for DRAM set that to 667 save changes/ reboot. Ok your in windows open OCCT and run it for 30 minutes to see if it is stable enough to move on. Remember no two systems that are alike will do same.

Edit: it really helps to read your mobo manual...
Edited by FREELINE57 - 5/24/08 at 8:37am
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Ok I have looked Nothing in my motherbored BIOS labeled as spreedspecturm... I am sorry i am retarded or something but i can't find anything like that...
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Ok, go for a small OC and test.
One thing i forgot to mention- google CPU-Z download it AND use it It's a great tool to see where you stand at with your OC.
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Honestly I just looked at the manual and there is nothing about this spreedspecturm....

here ill take a picture of all my options on my bios.
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Originally Posted by doc2142 View Post
Honestly I just looked at the manual and there is nothing about this spreedspecturm....

here ill take a picture of all my options on my bios.
Your motherboard might not have overclocking options... Which means you have to use software.

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