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hi everyone I'm new to the forums & i wanted to ask a few questions about overclocking my CPU ? well it's a AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+3.1GHz ''stock'' & i wanted to see if i could overclock it to 3.3GHZ or 3.4GHZ?I am new to overclocking & i been reading as much as i can before i go through with it lol i had got a overclocking guide from here & from a guy that was on Guru3D so thats why i decided to join this forum too . the main thing i wanted to know is do i have to apply more voltage to my CPU ? i think stock it is at 1.4v & i think if i could remember right someone said that i shouldn't go pass 1.4 or 1.5v but i do remember reading it said & the guide that more voltage helps with stability & also when i move the reference clock up do i move the HT multiplier down to to 4x ? or leave it at 5x ? I'm worried if it will not post or load windows lol after i do that .please help
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Dont mess with the voltage quite yet, go ahead and move your HT multi to 4x and up your reference clock in 5mhz increments to test for stability. Download Prime95, Cpu-Z, and SuperPi. Then if needed bump your voltage up.

EDIT: By the way! Welcome to OCN!
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Dont mess with the voltage quite yet, go ahead and move your HT multi to 4x and up your reference clock in 5mhz increments to test for stability. Download Prime95, Cpu-Z, and SuperPi. Then if needed bump your voltage up.
ok thank you then after that how would i know if its stable & when do i stop at ?
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you use orthos, prime95, or occt and test it. for orthos/prime95 I try to do at least 8-12 hours stable, for occt, I haven't used much, but it seems 1 hour is good
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Also do some reading up on things to familiarize yourself with terms and overclocking in general, here is one to start with.

http://www.overclock.net/amd-general...ocket-am2.html

And another one after your first one. I would suggest saving these for future reference.

http://www.overclock.net/amd-general...ing-guide.html
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you use orthos, prime95, or occt and test it. for orthos/prime95 I try to do at least 8-12 hours stable, for occt, I haven't used much, but it seems 1 hour is good
how long should i stress test it ? i download orthos just now & witch one is better out of the two PRIME95 or Orthos ?
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it doesn't really matter, i personally use prime95 and it works great for me. Check out "SpeedFan" also, it will monitor your temps which is vital when overclocking.
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Also do some reading up on things to familiarize yourself with terms and overclocking in general, here is one to start with.

http://www.overclock.net/amd-general...ocket-am2.html

And another one after your first one. I would suggest saving these for future reference.

http://www.overclock.net/amd-general...ing-guide.html
thank you i'll check them out & save them & read over it before i start
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it doesn't really matter, i personally use prime95 and it works great for me. Check out "SpeedFan" also, it will monitor your temps which is vital when overclocking.
ok thanks but will i be ok using HWmonitor,core temps or even Nvidia monitor ? or should i just download speedfan ?
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I like Coretemp
    
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