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First than anything Hi, i know this is a serious noob question but i have read 1 guide so far and now reading this one which is specially for my procesor type(AMD Socket AM2).

While im isolation the mobo, CPU and memory, how do i know there is an instability in each one of those? i'm totally new to it but this guides that you have here are good <3 the only thing is i dont know how to be sure when there is an instability, i mean does XP tells me when it logs? or the bios tell me when i make the change?
Just incase my board is an ECS GeForce6100PM-2M2.

Thanks in advance!~
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at stock speed you should not have any stabilty issues. If overclocking when you think you have a stable speed you need to run prime95 for about 8hours. you could also run orthos.

Hope this is what you where asking.
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at stock speed you should not have any stabilty issues.
Yea i know, im asking because im going to overclock.

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If overclocking when you think you have a stable speed you need to run prime95 for about 8hours. you could also run orthos.

Hope this is what you where asking.
***! each time i make a little change?!, like when im isolating the motherboard each time i increase 5mhz(or any other value) ill have to wait 8 hours to test the next one o_o?
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no no no when you get to what your finale overclock will be. for each step make sure it loads windows then when you make a few steps run prime95 with coretemp for about 10 min to check temp.
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no no no when you get to what your finale overclock will be. for each step make sure it loads windows then when you make a few steps run prime95 with coretemp for about 10 min to check temp.
Ok but u arent getting my question, what im wondering is how will i know that the isolation(mobo,memory,cpu) tests im doing are stables?
Like when i lower the values of cpu/ht/memory but then i increase the Reference Clock, how will know what is the top of my motherboard :S? the bios tells me?
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ok i think i know what your asking. A stability test test your whole system it doesnt work by testing only one part. Its your job to readjust settings to figure out what part is causing the problem.

I hope this is what you mean
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Actually, i couldnt find any option for changing the CPU Multiplier >_<.
I left everything normal but increased the Reference Clock to 220mhz(from 220mhz)
and now is overclocked to 2.5(from 2.3). Erm this is weird, i wont be able to do much without the cpu multiplier, right? =/

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Voltage seems fine, and so the other things.
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You can still get a good oc, without control of the multiplier. You know where your instability is when you only change one setting at a time, then check for errors on P95. As long as you are getting no errors and the temps stay below ~55 C, then keep increasing the bus speed! Mine went to 265, which brought me to 3.05 Ghz, and that's the only setting I touched (Also raised the vCore very slightly).
    
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You can still get a good oc, without control of the multiplier. You know where your instability is when you only change one setting at a time, then check for errors on P95. As long as you are getting no errors and the temps stay below ~55 C, then keep increasing the bus speed! Mine went to 265, which brought me to 3.05 Ghz, and that's the only setting I touched (Also raised the vCore very slightly).
Very helpful!
But my Bios cant even change the vCore >_<
So i just can change the HT and the Reference Clock.
Also i dont have a cooler, but im gonna buy one in summer.

Im wondering if i update my Bios would be any posibility that it would be able to change the vCore or the CPU Multiplier with this new version?
Also i heard that updating a Bios could damage my PC(i cant figure how if i do it is gonna be from the motherboard official's webpage).
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I think the risk of updating the bios has to do with how you do it. Don't use a windows based application, load the bios on a floppy drive and boot into it. It's much safer that way. I have no idea if it's gonna help you, and I don't have enough experience to really guide you any further when it comes to this.

Also, I never *had* to increase any voltage at all. I did once I passed the 250MHz bus speed, just to be safe. It's likely I didn't even need to.

Also, your multiplier is locked at a certain speed (probably 11.5) anyways, unless you have a Black Edition chip. Which you don't.
    
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