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I have done some overclocking in the past but I have never done it with an AMD processor or an unlocked multiplier before so I was wondering if I could get some tips on overclocking the rig I just built.

Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AADS 500GB
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz (Arctic Silver 5 thermal paste)
2x XFX HD-585X-ZAFC Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 Crossfire
GIGABYTE GA-890GPA-UD3H AM3 AMD 890GX
CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
CoolMax CU-700B 700W Power Supply

I used the auto tune feature in the ATI Catalyst to overclock my graphics cards just cause I was too lazy to do it myself GPU Clock 765MHz & Memory Clock 1115MHz.

Suggestions for overclocking? I'm not looking to push the limits right now. I am more looking to work with the RAM than anything else cause I am running Windows 7 32bit and I am only using 3 GB of the available ram. Thanks for any input!
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sorry i know this post is useless but i never owned an amd cpu and i wouldnt know,i wish i could of helped
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Your only able to utilize 3.25GBs of ram with win 7 32 bit. If you want full usage you'll have to upgrade to a 64 bit version.
 
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To makes it easier for us to help you if you could list all rig specs in your sig by going to the "Add System" under Quick Links tab too.

What cooler do you run and how much are you looking to get on an OC?
4.0GHz is fairly easy to get with ample cooling.

If you haven't seen it yet here's a very good thread to learn the basics http://www.overclock.net/amd-general...ing-guide.html
it's very informative plus gives you a very good path to follow.
 
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Your only able to utilize 3.25GBs of ram with win 7 32 bit. If you want full usage you'll have to upgrade to a 64 bit version.
I don't see how this helps... >_>

AMD chips are easily overclocked. Just bump the Vcore up to 1.45v for starters and push the chip to 3.8GHz then play a game or something. If it crashes, you'll know it was unstable. Bump up the voltage until you can play the games you like without a crash. Running the program Prime95 is a good way to find out if the machine is stable. What I usually do is set the target clock speed first, and then move up the voltage until I get a stable result. Since the AMD chips are all unlocked, it makes things just that much easier.
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I don't see how this helps... >_>

AMD chips are easily overclocked. Just bump the Vcore up to 1.45v for starters and push the chip to 3.8GHz then play a game or something. If it crashes, you'll know it was unstable. Bump up the voltage until you can play the games you like without a crash. Running the program Prime95 is a good way to find out if the machine is stable. What I usually do is set the target clock speed first, and then move up the voltage until I get a stable result. Since the AMD chips are all unlocked, it makes things just that much easier.
Well it's easy to see why YOU don't see how this helps! Maybe it's just me lol.
 
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I'm just using the stock cooler right now but I am planning on changing that. I had to go ahead and get it running for the semester. I don't really NEED to OC much right now on teh CPU since it handles everything fine. I would like to possibly change the timing/voltage on the ram to make it faster to account, somewhat, for the loss of a gig.
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sorry i know this post is useless but i never owned an amd cpu and i wouldnt know,i wish i could of helped
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