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Iam going to OC my Evga 7800gt which is pritty easy but how do i begin to OC my cpu? Will i really get any extra performance? I have stock cooling also. I know ram has to do with OCing your cpu so should i just wait to OC untill i get my other gig of ram?
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With that RAM there, you're good to go. I'm not sure if the PSU is good enough, though.

X2 3800+ is a very nice overclocker, I hear. Just go into your BIOS by pressing DEL key. Play around with the FSB and vcore. Raise FSB little by little, and change vcore when you raise the FSB. You don't need to raise vcore every time you raise FSB. Just raise vcore when the comp. doesn't boot at certain FSB. When you check the temp. in BIOS, don't worry if it seems a bit high because BIOS puts some load on the CPU.

Stock cooling is good enough as long as you are not looking for extreme overclocks. You will definitely get performance gain. Have fun, man. I love your rig!
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Do watch your Full Load temp and keep below 50c!!!
    
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This is my first time OCing i have no clue what to even start to set the FBS and VCORE to. I just bought everything and i dont want to do somthing stupid and mess everything up ya know!
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This is my first time OCing i have no clue what to even start to set the FBS and VCORE to. I just bought everything and i dont want to do somthing stupid and mess everything up ya know!
Set Ram to 200mhz
Timing is 2.5-3-3-7
Then FSB to 240mhz
DRop LDT to 4x
Vcore 1.325 and 110%

That should give you enough power
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How do i test it to make sure its not set to high or if its set to low, or how much performance iam gaining and that nothing is going to go wronge? Does OCing damage the cpu/ram/mobo/gpu at all?
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How do i test it to make sure its not set to high or if its set to low, or how much performance iam gaining and that nothing is going to go wronge? Does OCing damage the cpu/ram/mobo/gpu at all?
You know what, before you Overclock anything, read this FIRST. It will explain the theory of Overclocking, then come back and post here

http://www.overclock.net/overclock.p...king-guide.htm
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Over volting and not watching the tempos are where it can go wrong!!!

Here is a great guide for you!!!
http://www.overclock.net/faqs/38169-...roduction.html
    
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Ok i just read both those articles. How do i test it to make sure its not set to high or if its set to low, or how much performance iam gaining. And what MIKEY said should this be good?
Set Ram to 200mhz
Timing is 2.5-3-3-7
Then FSB to 240mhz
DRop LDT to 4x
Vcore 1.325 and 110%
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How do i test it to make sure its not set to high or if its set to low, or how much performance iam gaining.
benchmarking, benchmarking, bechmarking... there are benches for stabiltiy such as OCCT and memtest, benches for performance like any of the Futuremark Pcmark series and Super Pi, and benches for Graphics performance (3dmark 0x).

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And what MIKEY said should this be good?
Set Ram to 200mhz
Timing is 2.5-3-3-7
Then FSB to 240mhz
DRop LDT to 4x
Vcore 1.325 and 110%
I would gradually raise your FSB/HTT slowly in 10 mhz increments and test for stability, and like The Duke said, watch those temps. Read through the AMD OC FAQ ten times if you need to. And I recommend not using the Special VID (vcore x %) unless you go over 1.55 vcore.

Best of Luck!!!
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