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I have an AMD 3500+ Clawhammer. I did my first OC ever. I used the stock cooling. Heres Clock

CPU Clock- 2420
CPU FSB- 220
RAM- at DDR400 speed
at 1.6v stock is 1.5~1.55

Temps
CPU IDLE 34c
CPU 100% LOAD 54c
MOBO 30-35c

Do you think i could push my CPU more?? or any other suggestions??
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I can't help but I can tell you this-

I have a clawhammer 3400+ CPU, here are my OC settings:

Core Speed: 2530MHz
Multiplier: 11.0
FSB/HTT: 230MHz
CPU Voltage: 1.600v
Cooling: stock + 2 front fans
Memory: 2GB (1Slot) DDR PC2100 133MHz
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Obviously you could do a bit more considering you temps arent very high.
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post #4 of 7
Get a premium cooler like the TT BT I use
You will need it or something simular considering your temps are getting up there under full load.

BTW.. the Upgrades your looking at... VISTA is a MEMEORY HOG, you'll need 2x1g for good game play and preferable some rather fast stuff too!
    
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find out the max speed of your mem by using clockgen and SP2004 to test. start off with what you have and see how fast it can go before it stops.

from there you can try use dividers to get the most out of your CPU.
    
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Originally Posted by blazin-asian
find out the max speed of your mem by using clockgen and SP2004 to test. start off with what you have and see how fast it can go before it stops.

from there you can try use dividers to get the most out of your CPU.
Thank for the Replies. Im going to find max mem speed, but about dividers,is that the Freq you set your RAM to in BIOS like DDR400 or DDR433??
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post #7 of 7
If you ram is 3200 then the firsst step most mobos have is 180/360, then 166/333 then 133/266. It will say something about the ratio in your bios. DDR 400 is just the stock ram at stock speeds ddr 500 would be oced to 250/500.
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