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So I can overclock my processor to 3.2ghz (400 X 8) , but I am afraid to go higher. The mobo box says "FSB by O.C 1600". At 3.2 ghz, CPU-Z says my rated FSB is 1600. Is it safe to push it any higher?
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Yes, keep going it wont damage it.
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just make sure your temps don't get too high
(cpu under 60c)
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If you're pushing a high FSB overclock check your mobo temps. Don't let them go above 90c (allthough I doubt you're pushing it too hard).

But yeah, you should be fine.
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post #5 of 8
Overclocking it doesn't damage the motherboard, increasing the northbridge or southbridge voltages too high to allow your FSB to go higher can potentially damage it.
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How can I check my motherboard temperature? Also I think my FSB overvoltage is at default so I don't think I should worried.
Edited by luca662 - 7/3/08 at 7:53pm
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Originally Posted by luca662 View Post
How can I check my motherboard temperature? Also I think my FSB overvoltage is at default so should I be worried?
Usually the motherboard manufacturer's software is the best bet for mainboard or other obscure temps. I believe Gigabyte's is called V-tuner.
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Hmmm...Gigabyte doesn't have one for mobo temperature.
EDIT: I'm using speedfan and my first 2 temps are from chip IT8718F. Is that the temps of the mobo? They are fairly low. One is 44C and the other is 33C
Edited by luca662 - 7/3/08 at 8:23pm
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