I'd do some research on your set/processor before you start overclocking; it's good to know what u need to do before you try to do it
The best bet for you is to check out your BIOS (most MOBOs have a whole section in their manuals about the BIOS) and get as learned up on it as possible so you don't kill your chip.
In any case, I have a 790GX board which is near identical to the 790FX and I'm able to run my 9850 at 2.990 Ghz with 230 FSB and 13x Multiplier (I upped my voltage a little, from 1.3V to 1.325V) and it's perfectly stable (I know it could get much higher - mine runs at 45C at MAX load, but I'm happy with what I got). Granted, you have a different (and X3) CPU, but that should give you a bit of a start on what your MOBO is capable of in regards to its OC potential.
Also, I might as well add since you're new to OCing that when you're overclocking, if you need to add voltage do it VERY slowly and make sure you have excellent cooling on your processor; even a voltage change of .125 can turn your CPU into dust if you're not paying attention. I highly suggest getting an aftermarket CPU cooler if you're considering substantial overclockingEdited by oOSauerKrautOo - 12/22/08 at 3:32am