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Hi, I am new to overclocking as I have never done it before. At the moment I have a Athlon 64 3200+ @ 2.2Ghz from 2.0Ghz using the onboard AI N.O.S. But I wish to overclock more, but I don't know how to do it,

I was looking for 2400Mhz+, I have an A8N-E mobo, which I think is good for OC'ing. Atm, I have no cooling but I might get some soon, for now though I will OC without any. My RAM is 2GB G. Skill PC3200, I am still not sure what RAM has to do with overclocking, meh.

Can anyone help me?
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post #2 of 10
all you really need to do is enter the bios, then set your FSB to 240, your HT to 3x, and maybe put your ram on a 2/1.66 divider. a divider slows the ram down so it runs slower than your FSB

you will know when to put your ram on a divider when it wont boot and gives a blue screen.

also if it wont boot up, you may need to give it 1.45-1.5 vcore volts

your ram is good for overclocking so you should reach some high speeds with it

also fill out your system specs in your user cp and maybe post a topic in the new member section, to tell us a little more about you

enjoy your time on here
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Realxing the timings and upping the vdimm will get you DDR500
Get those System Specs added in so we know more to help you more
    
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I will put up my specs. Plus can u be a little more specific as I have never done this before.

Thanks for replying
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post #5 of 10
We need the specs! I have no idea what RAM you have, let alone the other components.
BTW, if you don't have programs like CPUZ, OCCT, memtest86, and prime95 do get them, they are handy and will aid you in the OCing process.
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EDTI...
An FAQ by ncsa that may help you get a better understanding and firmilarity with your BIOS.
http://www.overclock.net/faqs/38169-...roduction.html
    
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There are the specs right? In the first post I put up a link to the specs of my RAM. Do you need anything else, plus I am getting CPU-Z now.

Good try on the Itailian.
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Ok, this is what I have done:

FSB: 240Mhz
PCI-E Clock: 100Mhz
DDR Voltage: 2.9V
Multiplier: 10x
Volts: 1.45v

Max MemClock: 333Mhz
1T/2T Timing: 1T
CAS# Latency:2.0

And it couldnt boot into windows?
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post #8 of 10
With most Asus MBs, these do not like 1T ... they become unstable. leave it at 2T.

Also 1Gb modules prefer CAS 3-4-4-8... work through the Find the Max FAQ - see link in sig below.

Then set a target to bring all the components together for MAx CPU speed.
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post #9 of 10
Make sure you found and changed that HTT multiplier. it may be given as a option you can set at 400-1000MHz. If you are are 240MHz you can leave it on 4X(800MHz).

MHz*HTT<1000 is the math. so 240*4=960 and your good.

but if it is still set at 5X(1000MHz) you are 200 over and it will not boot. This is a very common OCing mistake.

And I agree with ncsa's recomendation...as if you could doubt it but I wouldn't go so high on the DDR voltage with that memory...especially since you are not OCing the memory. It will work fine at 2.6-2.7 volts

And be sure to the leave the PCI-E clock at 100. I've heard some people say they get better graphics quality at 110, but I wouldn't mess with it any more than that.
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post #10 of 10
Hey cool. I have the same mb and cpu as you! Well, you can expect and oc of at least 2400 @ 1.44vcore good luck!
 
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