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Alrighty, I have an:

ASRock 939NF4G-SATA2 Socket 939 NVIDIA GeForce 6100 Micro ATX

and an Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego.

It comes with a stock 2.2 Ghz. I was wondering if I could bump this up to maybe a 2.4 or a 2.6 on stock cooling?

I tried to change the FSB and multiplier in the BIOS but it didnt seem to work...

Any help would be very much appreciated!

Sincerely,
Cxrazy
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Well what are you getting for temps right now idle and load, you can use SpeedFan to tell your temps SpeedFan.


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The idle is 34o C. And how would I measure full load?

I have a very nice PSU as well, so that is no problem
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Whoops, wrong board, sorry!

Please fill in your System Specs via the USER CP @ the top of the page.

Get some useful progs like OCCT, Prime95, memtest86 and CPU-Z.
Check the link... there in there as is a helpful quick testing guide for memtest86
http://www.overclock.net/faqs/38169-...roduction.html
    
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Originally Posted by cxr_azy
Alrighty, I have an:

ASRock 939NF4G-SATA2 Socket 939 NVIDIA GeForce 6100 Micro ATX

and an Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego.

It comes with a stock 2.2 Ghz. I was wondering if I could bump this up to maybe a 2.4 or a 2.6 on stock cooling?

I tried to change the FSB and multiplier in the BIOS but it didnt seem to work...

Any help would be very much appreciated!

Sincerely,
Cxrazy

Well, if you tried to raise the multiplier, it won't work. All Athlon64's are upward locked for the multi's. You can lower them below their stock setting, but not raise them. I believe thet board is capable of using a memory divider, so I would start by setting the memory divider to maybe a 166, and raising the FSB gradually on the CPU.. This keeps you from overclocking your memory at the same time you're overclocking your CPU. After playing with that and seeing what is stable, when you reach the point of instability, try raising your vCore the next notch higher than stock, maybe .025 or .05 volts over stock. I wouldn't try too much more than that with stock cooling, but it may give enough extra voltage to the chip to hold a slightly higher overclock.

Don't worry if during this your memory is actually running slower than it's rated DDR400 speeds. At this point you're only checking what your CPU is capable of.. it removes the memory from being a part ofthe stability equasion that way. Once you have an idea of where the chip may overclock to at a stable rate, then try changing the memory divider to raise the actual MHz on the memory up to the stock speed, and maybe a little above.

There are some great overclocking guides available, especially in the forum stickies. In addition, do a google search for 'Quick and Dirty Overclock' for another very good beginners guide to overclocking.

Some utilities you will want to download include:

1 ) CPUZ version 1.33
2 ) SP2004 ( a utility to stress the CPU, it will test stability )
3 ) OCCT ( another CPU stress testing utility )

This should put you on your way. Good luck
    
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Hiya Duke!

Guess I took too long crafting that post.. ya beat me to it
    
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post #7 of 11
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whoa!

The idle is ACTUALLY around 40o C and around 47o C at full load.

Thats not too hot
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I dont have a way to ajust the FSB in the BIOS...
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post #9 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by cxr_azy
I dont have a way to ajust the FSB in the BIOS...
You should... You may have to change one of the settings in the BIOS from Auto to Manual to have it show you those options.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Witchfire
Hiya Duke!

Guess I took too long crafting that post.. ya beat me to it
You have a lot of very good info in yours

You want to keep the full load temp below 50°c!
    
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