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Hey there, new to the forum with a noob question. I have never overclocked and would like to oc my new am2 6000+ to 3.2ghz to match the 6400, and nothing else. I really dont want to oc my memory or board, at least not at this time. What's the best way to do this? If this is a total noob thing flame away, but flame helpfully please.

I am wondering because I read that I can't unlink my memory since I have an AMD proc.

Thanks in advance!
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Well, memory will OC whether you want to or not.
You can however, set the RAM to a lower speed so its keep in check.
So, unless that 6000+ is a "Black Edition" with an unlocked multiplier your only menas is to increase the CPUs bus speed.
Dependent on the RAM, a little extra voltage will safely help it keep up with the CPU OCs if you don't push the CPU to far.

Post a screen shot of CPU-Z with the memory SPD page and tell us exactly what make and part number your RAM is... or a link to it!

We can tell you a lot more with that

BTW. @ about 3200 you would only need to up the CPU bus to 214 so your RAM would likely be fine even at default speeds and voltage because the 15x forces a slight RAM underclock.
With a 15x CPU multiplier, the DDR2 800 RAM only runs at DDR2 750!

So, try increasing the CPU bus speed a few MHz at a time and test with Prime95 or Orthos to test for stability.
If you do error out before reaching 214, increase the CPU voltage (vcore) a notch and test again.
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I'm also a noob, but I'm pretty sure you need a Black Edition CPU to change the CPU Multiplier.

The 2 values that the speed of a CPU are the CPU Multi, and the FSB reference clock.

My rig is set like this at stock - 12.5 X 200 = 2.5Ghz total CPU speed.
If I want to raise just the CPU speed I'll just the CPU multi to 13 X 200 = 2.6
If I want to OC my Ram I'll raise the FSB to 12.5 X 203 = 2.537Ghz, since the ram frequency is dependent on the FSB.

I hope this helps.
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the memory is the Corsair XMS2 DHX 4GB PC-6400 DDR2 Memory Kit. Linky-http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0274365

Thanks for the response!

Oh, and it is not a black edition proc, linky-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103773
Edited by fuloran1 - 6/19/08 at 12:23pm
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BTW, HI and WELCOME to OCN

Nice RAM, Like I said before... upping to 214 shouldn't even effect the RAM since is actually slightly under clocked due to the 15x CPU multiplier.
At 214 the RAM should still be a few MHz over the actual stock speed or likely at 806.
You may have to increase your CPU voltage a tiny bit though.

Always test for stability after making changes
Work up slowly, for you, 3MHz at a time.
If Orthos or Prime95 errors out, increase the CPU voltage 1 increment and test again.
BTW, Orthos or Prime95 will error out in about the first 10 or 15min.
But, in the end of your OCing run either for 6-8 hours to be sure!

Watch your full load CPU temps and keep them under 55c!!!

All the software I mentioned is in our downloads section.
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Just a brief comment on AMD chips and fully-unlocked multipliers (for people who are unaware): The AM2 "Black Edition" chips and the FX-series Athlons (S939 and AM2) have fully-unlocked multipliers. All other CPUs have "top-locked" multipliers (meaning you can adjust the multipliers downwards, but not above the stock CPU multiplier).

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Just a brief comment on AMD chips and fully-unlocked multipliers (for people who are unaware): The AM2 "Black Edition" chips and the FX-series Athlons (S939 and AM2) have fully-unlocked multipliers. All other CPUs have "top-locked" multipliers (meaning you can adjust the multipliers downwards, but not above the stock CPU multiplier).

Hope this helps!
So I am screwed then?

Wait, I get it...(like I said, I'm noob)

I will try what The Duke suggested, thanks!
Edited by fuloran1 - 6/19/08 at 12:30pm
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So I am screwed then?
Nope, read and follow my replies and you'll not only get to 3200 like you seek but you'll improve your RAMs performance too

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Yep. Do just as Duke said. He is usually very helpful and is right on in this case. If you'd like to read up on overclocking some more, feel free to check out the links in my sig. Good luck and let us know if you have anymore questions.

Also, the AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000 club thread has tons of replies about various settings that people have/are using with this chip... myself included.
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Yep. Do just as Duke said. He is usually very helpful and is right on in this case. If you'd like to read up on overclocking some more, feel free to check out the links in my sig. Good luck and let us know if you have anymore questions.

Also, the AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000 club thread has tons of replies about various settings that people have/are using with this chip... myself included.
Awesome! You guys rock, thank you all so much for the help!
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