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How much should I raise the voltage on RAM and CPU, as I don't want to damage anything.
As little as possible.

Honestly, there is no nominal figure as far as voltage adjustments go. The best approach, in my opinion, is to be methodical and go one setting up, then test for stability. If things aren't stable, go another notch up, then repeat your stability testing. This is a slow approach, but it's also a very safe one. This way, you don't go beyond any of your components' limits recklessly (because you'll hit the limit before you go beyond it). There is also something to be said about components all being unique to themselves, with their own limits and capabilities.

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Could I just increase the FSB and leave everything on Auto?
    
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You could, but voltage settings are NOT controllable by any "Auto" setting.

I'll repeat myself: In my opinion, there is no shortcut to a proper, stable overclock. There will be people who will tell you that overclocking is easy, but I can almost virtually guarantee you that stability for such "easily overclocked" machines is suspect.

If you want a fast and reliable machine, take the time to test. Patience is a valuable ally.
    
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Thanks, guess I'll just have to be patient. Shame my overclocking friend moved to New Zealand....
    
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You've got an entire community here to help you.

There's even a community dedicated to S939 platforms like yours here on OCN. You may be able to get more knowledge and experience from the Club's members, and have a fun, good time learning too.

Good luck!
    
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1. use only 1 set of ur ram..so that way u can let ur mem controller breathe, then 2, put the ram in a divider and down the HT link to 3x or 4x. then up the the FSB a bit and ONLY ALWAYS do clock with a whole multiplier... then ur last resort will be upp'in the voltages by a notch or two..and keep on repeatng.. then afterwards go mess with ram timings for more of a stability touch up.
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Thanks for the info. My Sony Bravia screen doesn't support low res i.e. BIOS screens, so I have to keep swicthing monitors to my old CRT every time I want to O/C!!!:swearing::swearing:
    
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Does anyone know basically what figures to put in the screenshots as I don't have time and swapping the monitors each time is :swearing:ing me off!
    
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