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hey im a newbie at overclocking, now i wanted to know if manual is better than software, cause i know some programs do it for you. um this are my specs:

ASUS A8N32-SLI DELUXE NFORCE4 MB
ATHLON 64 FX-60 1MB CACHE 939-PIN

um i really dont know anything about overclocking, im trying to take my CPU to 3.0ghz. since i wanna upgrade my video card so i can play AoC. i own one of those 30 inch monitors a HP. anyways if anybody can give me any hints on how to do this, my system is liquid cooled and i dont know if its gonna be able to go all the way up to 3.0ghz.

any help is gonna be appreciated
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hey im a newbie at overclocking, now i wanted to know if manual is better than software, cause i know some programs do it for you. um this are my specs:

ASUS A8N32-SLI DELUXE NFORCE4 MB
ATHLON 64 FX-60 1MB CACHE 939-PIN

um i really dont know anything about overclocking, im trying to take my CPU to 3.0ghz. since i wanna upgrade my video card so i can play AoC. i own one of those 30 inch monitors a HP. anyways if anybody can give me any hints on how to do this, my system is liquid cooled and i dont know if its gonna be able to go all the way up to 3.0ghz.

any help is gonna be appreciated
start up computer press delete to enter BIOS (most cases)
and start tweaking, software will be hard to do and unstable(for the most part)
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start up computer press delete to enter BIOS (most cases)
and start tweaking, software will be hard to do and unstable(for the most part)
yeah basically ive heard that which is why i asked. anyways i should be able to go up to 3.0ghz right? my system is liquid cooled so i guess its gonna be able to keep it cooler
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Refer to this: The Socket 939 Appreciation Club

Do NOT enter the BIOS and start randomly tweaking things. NO NO NO.

I'd also stay away form the previous post, which contained a link to the AM2 Overclocking guide. It may have the same basic principles, but remember, you have a socket 939 processor, not AM2 The Link I posted is a "database" for 939 guides and information. If you have any general questions pertaining to your 939 processor, ask away over there

Try to read up on overclocking a little bit before you attempt. When you feel you are ready, read a bit more. Read through guides just so you understand what does what, what certain things stand for, and what effects what.

I'd also search the forums for similar overclocking posts, i.e. people overclocking the same type of processor, just so you could get a general idea.

Read up a bit, and come back in with any questions, or simply your first oc!

Good luck

EDIT

Forgot to tell you; as the previous poster said, the general consensus on software level overclocking is going to be a no-no. Software overclocking is known to cause problems, like major instability and BSOD's (they come as a package ). Try to stay away from it. That only includes Processors and the likes though, overclocking graphics cards will use driver-level overclocks or software level, which is perfectly fine.

Any programs that attempt to overclock the CPU=bad
Programs that allow you to overclock a GPU=good
Edited by Pap3r - 5/25/08 at 9:16pm
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