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post #1 of 9
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Hey there!

I am new here, and I'm also a noob at OCing. I am trying to OC my CPU, just for gaming, and learning how to do this.

I must say that I OC'd this CPU just a bit with the stock cooler (went up to 3.15 GHz, Multi: 10.5x, FSB:300, Vcore:1.20675). Temps were below 57 C at full load.
So just to squeeze every MHz that I can get, I bought a CPU Cooler. The only one that I could find was a Cooler Master X Dream (ppl here uses desktop computers just to do some office work, that's why you can't get good parts). So I installed it successfully, applied some AS5 I got, and then I rebooted and windows BSOD'd me.
Then I reduced the speed (just reduced the multiplier), to make it 3.0 GHz, rebooted and the same thing happened (BSOD).

I then kept it at stock speeds. No problems so far. I used realtemp to measure the temps, and it was 35 C at idle. Haven't measured it at full load.

So I have some questions regarding this issue:
1. Do you guys know what could have gone wrong?

2. Can you guys help me out with my OC with the stuff that I have? I can't get good PC parts here.

3. How fast can I get it to run without damaging my cpu?

Thanks, and have a great day!

Soujiroseta
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post #2 of 9
I'm thinking that your PSU isn't up to handling an overclock. I'm not familiar with HEC, but I would replace that with a 650 watt Corsair or better. I see that it's the same brand as your case, so I would replace that ASAP. PSU's that come with cases aren't good enough to power the fans. That's probably your problem.
post #3 of 9
If you raise the clock of your processor depending on which type you have, most of the time it requires adjusting the voltages as well, If you clocked it too high without enough voltage it would not be stable. Alot of things factor into how high you can overclock your processor without damaging it, not just the cpu temp, but the chipset temps as well, depends on your setup
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post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 
that was fast hickeydog!

I really love to buy a new PSU, but this is the only brand that it's coming here right now.

I forgot to say that even if my case is the same brand as my PSU, I bought them separately in different stores (If this matters)

@chuckmcnugget: I used to have the same voltage when I OC'd using the stock cooler, but right now it BSOD'd me a lot.

Soujiroseta
Edited by soujiroseta - 12/11/09 at 2:44pm
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post #5 of 9
Also I would suggest a multiplier of 20x, and a BCLK of 152
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post #6 of 9
Wait a minute, 400 watt psu? You need atleast a 500 watt, considering the video card you have, you are not even running your machine at full potential ( It's not getting sufficent power. ) If you read the box your video card came in it says " 450 watt psu or greater, " so yeah that is definitely the problem
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320GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.00 RPM SATA 2 Memorex DVD Burner Windows 7 Ultimate Shitty CRT 
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post #7 of 9
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I just get what it said in the box:

http://graphics.visiontek.com/video/4000/4670.html

This is a low powered video card.

I couldn't get another PSU, I can't get good components where I live. But will it be possible to just OC a bit?

Soujiroseta
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Barracuda 500GB DVD-RW LG Windows 7 Ultimate 19" Samsung 933W 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Barracuda 500GB DVD-RW LG Windows 7 Ultimate 19" Samsung 933W 
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post #8 of 9
PSUs that come with a case are crap. I suggest you buy at least this.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371007

If you have a couple more dollars, highly recommend this. Corsair is a very very reliable company, as many here know

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139004
    
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post #9 of 9
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I would like to buy those PSU's that you guys mention, but where I live (in a country in South America), stores don't get good stuff, just pc components for office purposes, so I just have to manage to do some OC with that.

Any suggestions?

Soujiroseta
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 Gigabyte P43-ES3G Visiontek Ati Radeon 4670 1 GB DDR3 2 GB Kingston Valueram PC6400 DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Barracuda 500GB DVD-RW LG Windows 7 Ultimate 19" Samsung 933W 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech MK300 HEC 400W HEC Logitech MK300 
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Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 Gigabyte P43-ES3G Visiontek Ati Radeon 4670 1 GB DDR3 2 GB Kingston Valueram PC6400 DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Barracuda 500GB DVD-RW LG Windows 7 Ultimate 19" Samsung 933W 
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Logitech MK300 HEC 400W HEC Logitech MK300 
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