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Hi, first post here. I've overclocked my CPU from 2.4Ghz to 2.5Ghz by increasing the FSB in BIOS menu.
I have ran PCMark05 and my scores have improved slightly.
From 2357 to 2380 marks.

However, I just wonder is it worth it? Will there be significant a real-world performance boost? My system specs are below.

I'm going to continue increasing the clock speed until I run into problems using the stress test program Prime95.
Thanks.
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good luck!
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you'll probably be able to hit about 2.6 on the stock heat sink

If you start getting errors on the FSB then set a divider. Continue until you get more errors, then loosen your timings. Dont forget, as your CPU runs faster, it requires more voltage. So up for Vcore at intervals when you hit a wall.

Good Luck - And Yes, you will notice a difference
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Welcome to the site, is that a newcastle or clawhammer cpu.
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I appreciate the speedy responses, thanks.

My CPU is K8 Clawhammer. How can I set a divider? Or is that explained in the AMD overclocking guide...
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it wont say divider usually just have an option for rdram config and you can choose either 200/400, 166/333, 133/266. These are the most common config. Just look for an option that has an option for ram and a ratio.
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Originally Posted by The_Jester
you'll probably be able to hit about 2.6 on the stock heat sink. If you start getting errors on the FSB then set a divider.
I see. What should I set my divider to if I get FSB errors?

Interesting, it seems lowering the multiplier and raising the FSB is much better than leaving the multiplier at stock and raising only the FSB? Is this true or am I confused

The guide says: "4) Raise your memory timings, and/or change your CPU/memory ratio so that your memory’s FSB is always at/below it’s rated speed. This should insure that your memory won’t be limiting your FSB, just your mobo."

Can someone please tell me how to change my memory timings or my CPU/memory ration. I can't find this setting anywhere
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