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Hi, first off i wanna say ima complete nub on the matter - never done that kind of thing before and never even attempted, but its a very interesting topic and im curious what ill be able to learn
my question is how far in your opinion i would be able to push my cpu with a stock cooler (2600 RPM), while my idle temps are ~35-37 C
my specs are >>CLICK<<
BIOS ACPI BIOS Revision 1701
also can i get past recommended RAM voltage, which is shown in manufacturer website (1.8 v) or ill fry it like chicken if i go lets say 1.95 v (which is max in BIOS btw)?
also i cant find a way to change my chipset voltage, maybe my MB wont even allow to change it?
Sorry for nub question, but thats what i am a nub
hopefully ill learn some while i stick around with you guys
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To begin with I don't think you should focus on RAM speed - you should just downlock it @333 (or DDR667 whatever it's show in your BIOS). This will relax the RAM and memory controller and you could focus on OCing your CPU. Also you should lower the HT multi to 4X.

From what I remember 2.7GHz should possible with better cooling, maybe even 3GHz. On stock cooling I can't tell off the top of my head, and you shouldn't listen anyone that does. Download a testing software like OCCT and run thru a 30mn test at each speed bump. Make sure the CPU temp is kept below 60°C - if it does over 60°C but the CPU is still stable you risk degrading the processor over time. It's not only the CPU cooler that matters, it's the paste, the case, case fans, if the cables are tidy or not (airflow in general near the CPU cooler), if motherboard's NB is cooled well...

Bottom line is that CPU is OCable, RAM can be OCed (and yes, 1.95V is ok as long as you have some kind of airflow above the RAM sticks) and you should test for yourself how good your cooling copes with the OC.
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Go here http://www.overclock.net/specs.php?do=addsystem and fill it in the best you can.

Then go here http://www.overclock.net/amd-general...ocket-am2.html.
That will give you a good start to understanding how to oc.

And just as an fyi, with a bios update to 5001 you can run a bunch of newer cpu's on your board.

See here http://support.asus.com/cpusupport/c...roduct=1&os=17.

Then come back to this thread with any questions you may have.

There is no chipset voltage adjustment on your board,and you may have to use the cpu overvoltage (.05mv) setting further along in the oc.

Good luck

Gyro
Edited by Gyro - 2/4/11 at 9:01am
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I used to have a 4200+ on the 939 socket. It was a terrible oveclocker. I saw plenty of people hitting 2.6-2.7 but I could never get mine over 2.5.
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hey thx for advices!
was mad busy and couldnt mess with OC for some time, i wanna continue learning but i got a few questions
so i tried to figure out max fsb my mobo can handle and by running like 3 hours test with Orthos i found it looks stable at 280 mhz clock. i tried to push some more and at 282 mhz i lowered HT multiplier by 1 was able to pass windows logo screen, but i got BSOD just after that, then i tried 283 mhz and lowered ht multiplier to 3x and wasnt even able to log into bios (and yeah i tried such combos few times - same thing) so thats it, its stable at 280mhz? i didnt stressed my mobo further as i figured theres no point, since no matter what fsb ill run at i cant drop my ht multiplier to 2x as it will make HT Link speed below 800 which is bad (as guide clearly states) so i wana ask is it normal that i have to lower HT multiplier by even 2 increments to just to get to 282MHz FSB and still i wasnt able to fully load windows? btw i tried 285 mhz fsb with 1x multiplier and boom computer wont even post
btw ram and cpu settings was at minimum as in the guide
Edited by Xenicide - 2/8/11 at 1:05pm
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