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heyy so i just found out about overclocking and it sounds awsome but i dun wanna ruin my computer even tho its already pretty bad, i have a intel core 2 6300 @ 1.87 GHZ with ati fire GL v33500 wondering if its worth it to overclock and if it is howw i researched but its soo much to take in :S thnkx in advance
    
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Well, i don't think you'll be able to OC properly with that setup. that board doesn't look very promising...
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Yeah mate, pretty sure OEM boards don't allow overclocking, not from BIOS anyway...which is the only way OCing should be done.

If you just want some information though, look for the intel/amd overclocking guides in their respective areas of the forum...they will show you the basics and give you a grasp on what overclocking actually is.
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i would check to see if the case can support micro atx or what form factor ie micro atx
atx or mini-itx etc first off

second in the bios you should have a screen usually named something along the lines of tweaker or oc on most of the boards ive had which you can manually set the front side bus,multiplier,and voltages

if the board doesnt have the above and can fit micro atx boards check the marketplace here sometimes you can find a better board then what you have for cheap

if it fits in your case also might do well with an aftermarket cooler usually if you find a cm hyper 212+ for 20 or less there pretty good bang for for your buck imo


heres a link for some more step by step oc as well to maybe help lol

http://techreport.com/articles.x/13815/2


http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...-core-2-a.html
    
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thanks alot for evryting guys appreciate the input^^, guess ill just buy a new system then :S
    
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You could also fuss with SetFSB if you don't want to replace that board.
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some OEM boards do let some overclocking.
i done my kids foxconn pc before and also my mums pc world (shop) pc

just have a look in the bios for settings you can change, regarding the fsb dram frequency, voltages etc...
on my mums pc it was under advanced bios/superspeed
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