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even then some of the cpus are different and wont oc at all. a mate had a acer with a quad athlon and he got new mb and it still wouldnt oc. i tried lol
    
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So, I want to overclock I little, I know I need to stay under max temp at full load. But how do I test the stability (I know what program to use) but will the computer crash, the program crash, the program give me a stability message?

I've never overclock and so I don't know what are the comportment of a unstable computer.
    
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So, I want to overclock I little, I know I need to stay under max temp at full load. But how do I test the stability (I know what program to use) but will the computer crash, the program crash, the program give me a stability message?

I've never overclock and so I don't know what are the comportment of a unstable computer.
use any cpu stability test program, like CPUstab test and use a program like CoreTemp to test your stability
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I believe MSI has their OCing info under Cell Menu. If you found where to adjust the multiplier in the BIOS, you should have seen the FSB speed above it, so I assume you're using a program.

Take a picture of it using a camera and post it up. This is what it SHOULD look like:



As you can see, it gives you a way to adjust the FSB (with your + and - keys, or typing it in), adjust the Multiplier, and then displays the total speed.
if you scroll to the bottom of that page, thats where all the voltage settings are, there just locked
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use any cpu stability test program, like CPUstab test and use a program like CoreTemp to test your stability
I know that, I just want to know what is suppose to happen when the computer is unstable.
Will the computer go BSOD, crash?
    
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I know that, I just want to know what is suppose to happen when the computer is unstable.
Will the computer go BSOD, crash?
yes u get BSOD or your game crash-to-desktop with missing black parts on desktop (which i experienced)

next step is either
1) adding more voltage and check temperatures again
2) lower your OC
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yes u get BSOD or your game crash-to-desktop with missing black parts on desktop (which i experienced)

next step is either
1) adding more voltage and check temperatures again
2) lower your OC
Ok, 'cause I used linx and the program just tell me "Hey dude, your computer is unstable", and do nothing else, I see nothing that make me think I had stability problem.
I tried 3.3ghz at 1.3V
Linx report problem when the CPU hit 60C for the first time.
    
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Ok, 'cause I used linx and the program just tell me "Hey dude, your computer is unstable", and do nothing else, I see nothing that make me think I had stability problem.
I tried 3.3ghz at 1.3V
Linx report problem when the CPU hit 60C for the first time.
That's because your CPU shouldn't pass 55*C .

If its unstable, you have to figure out where the instability is at. And you should be stress testing with Prime95 blended (but forcing 3/4 of your memory) for at a minimum of 12 hours.
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Athlon II have a max temp of 73C, so I will not go over 65/70.
I know my CPU wouldn't pass long test (3.3ghz at 1.3V is too low on voltage), I just didn't saw any instability except from the little message from linx. The computer was still stable, nothing made me think it could be unstable (no crash, nothing).
    
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Athlon II have a max temp of 73C, so I will not go over 65/70.
I know my CPU wouldn't pass long test (3.3ghz at 1.3V is too low on voltage), I just didn't saw any instability except from the little message from linx. The computer was still stable, nothing made me think it could be unstable (no crash, nothing).
At 65-70C your CPU will not last long. I always shutdown the test if temps do not level off by the time they hit 50-53C. OK temps are about 50C but still a little risky for me.

The stock (no copper) Athlon II cooler is not meant for OC. There are many good aftermarket CPU coolers to choose from. Or save some cash and find yourself a stock (copper ! lol) Phenom II CPU cooler at a local store or online ad.
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