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Hey I'm new to overclocking so bear with me.

I've raised the stock 2.13ghz cpu to 2.23 ghz by just raising the FSB. I've been a bit weary of changing anything else.

I'm using this mobo: http://ditcorp.com/itemdesc.asp?ic=M...1MCOMB&eq=&Tp=

Not sure if that's spectacular for OCing, I would assume it's not great, but if I can squeeze a bit more out of it, I'd love some direction.
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post #2 of 43
That board has its limitations; not great for overclocking mainly due to the onboard GPU. I just overclocked my co-workers computer last week with that board and I couldn't get past the 333MHz FSB. Up to 333 should be fine.
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That board has its limitations; not great for overclocking mainly due to the onboard GPU. I just overclocked my co-workers computer last week with that board and I couldn't get past the 333MHz FSB. Up to 333 should be fine.
Does it make a difference if I'm running a pci gpu?
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post #4 of 43
No it doesn't. My co-worker had a 9400GT and it made no difference. It's just that this is a 'less-expensive' board with limitations. What FSB are you at?
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post #5 of 43
Yea and if you do run into a FSB wall, just up your PCI Express frequency by a bit (don't go over 108) and it should give you about 20-45 FSB headroom.
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post #6 of 43
Some people say that changing the PCI Express frequency can damage your card and motherboard but others say that it doesn't. It hasn't been proven yet. The standard value is 100Mhz. Changing the value a bit in my opinion is fine. Nvidia and ATI cards react differently to the frequency spectrum. Try it out, it didn't work for me but every motherboard is slightly different.
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post #7 of 43
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Will try, I'll post the results later.

Should I worry about RAM timing or no?
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post #8 of 43
Worry about ram timing after you have a stable overclock. Once the overclock is stable adjust the timings to get more performance. Good luck.
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post #9 of 43
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Well I raised my fsb to 280 and bluescreened right into windows.

Lowered it to 279, bluescreened a bit after windows.

Booted again at 279 but raised my PCI to 105, and now I'm fine...?
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post #10 of 43
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Well I raised my fsb to 280 and bluescreened right into windows.

Lowered it to 279, bluescreened a bit after windows.

Booted again at 279 but raised my PCI to 105, and now I'm fine...?
Your CPU probably need some voltage.
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