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Hey guys. I will appologize in advance for my Q as im im sure its been answered before several times but i couldn't find it
Topic says it all. Im running a AM2 6000+ and was looking for some help on OCing it or if it can be OCed safely on air cooling (Zalman cnps9500 am2 cooler).
Im running Gigabyte M59SLI-S5 Mobo, 4G OCZ Platinum RAM(4-4-4-15) the good Platinum and 8800GTS GPU.
From what ive read this Proccessor is already close to its limits, but as games like UT3 run it at 100% i was interested to see if i could do anything to help this little bugger out a bit.
Ive never OCed any of my components in any of my PCs before this so i really need a walk through when it comes to BIOS.
If not the proccessor, any tips on RAM? Ive been told OCZ Platinum is good for some tweaking?
Thanks in advance.
Edited by moremoneythancents - 6/29/08 at 11:43am
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you can probably push it to 3.3ghz and that's about it..and safe or not; only you will know so keep an close eye out on temps when youre stressin the cpu... 6000+=125watts right? so youll just have to see it for yourself..
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Hey, welcome to OCN, this place is sweet.

for starters I'd recommend that you read through this guide. It will give you a basic idea of how to overclock (its a little dated, but the principles still apply). Give it a shot, and let us know how it goes.

http://www.overclock.net/overclock.p...king-guide.htm
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Thanks for the replies guys. Ive had a quik look at that OCing guide you linked Logan, looks like everything i need to know is covered in it. Im still a little hesitant to jump in and start playing with settings, but ill sack up soon enough and have a crack at it. Or just buy a new Mobo and CPU, lol.
Damm, i gotta stop buying upgrades i dont need!
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post #5 of 14
You sound like I felt when I first started. You'll do fine, and you'll actually find that you really enjoy OC'in your computer. Just take it easy and its pretty much impossible to mess anything up. Take some time to figure out what everything is in BIOS, and don't make any huge changes at once (way easier to track one change at a time, than 4). Let us know how it goes and we can walk you through the things that aren't really covered in the guide, or we can just add our advice on what to tweak next.

Good luck
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Yes, i am looking forward to it, but seems there is a bit of information i need to gather about my components before i start, and need to have a closer read of that guide so i know what im looking at in BIOS and understand what i need to be adjusting. From the very brief read ive had so far it seems there are a few different areas that need to be adjusted together, but as i said, i need to read up and check BIOS to see what im looking at.
I do enjoy playing with my PCs, always build my own and learning about this would be the next step for myself.
Thanks again.
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wowl ogan 440 post in 3 years :O

and g'luck with that chip. you might get 3.3
     
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Originally Posted by moremoneythancents View Post
Yes, i am looking forward to it, but seems there is a bit of information i need to gather about my components before i start, and need to have a closer read of that guide so i know what im looking at in BIOS and understand what i need to be adjusting. From the very brief read ive had so far it seems there are a few different areas that need to be adjusted together, but as i said, i need to read up and check BIOS to see what im looking at.
I do enjoy playing with my PCs, always build my own and learning about this would be the next step for myself.
Thanks again.
Moremoneythancents, little something to note...Gigabyte likes to hide their "Advanced Options" menu in the BIOS. This menu option usually offers memory adjustments and a few others. To view this menu in your BIOS hit the CTRL+F1 keys. This should reveal the menu and allow for further adjustments to your memory.

Feel free to keep posting questions

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I was able to get mine up to 3.562 ghz and it ran great..




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By-tor, nice OC! Thanks for sharing

Were you running that OC on the same motherboard (Gigabyte GA-M59SLI-S5)?

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