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im selling this pc soon to my dad and im going to try to OC again. obviously i have to run a divider becuase of my crappy no-name ram.that and my motherboard has kept me from oc'ing this computer. my motherboard has very limited oc options, you cant lock the pci/agp clocks but spread spectrum is available, should i disable that if i oc? my vcore is at 1.33, im not sure if i can even up that voltage. any suggestions?
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Usually it's recommended to turn off spread spectrum when overclocking. Supposedly it can interfere with oc'ing, though I think it's probably at higher speeds that it would even matter if you had it on or off. With your mobo, I don't think you'll be able to oc near far enough for spread spectrum to even matter anyway.
    
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I would not perform much of an overclock with that board. You do not have a pci/agp lock. I would not take the pci over 37MHz and thus not take the overclock over 3.3GHz. You should be ok up to that point. I agree with Roscoe regarding the spread spectrum.

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