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Hey, i'm new here and i have never overclocked a processor before. I run a modified stock Acer with a Nvidia GTS 450 which i have overclocked through software. I was looking to overclock my AMD Athlon 64 x2 5000+, but I have no experience previously overclocking. My processor never gets above 23 degrees C even under as much of a load i can put on it. So i would think I could OC it quite a bit.
If someone can help me, that would be great, also, if you need specs on my motherboard and stuff, i can tell you. Thanks.
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post #2 of 14
If your 2.6 athlon idles at 23c, it can easily reach 3.0 ghz with no problems.

Just follow the instructions here for overclocking AM2 processors http://www.overclock.net/amd-general/307316-offical-overclocking-guide-amd-socket-am2.html

I find it best to increase bus speed by only 2 steps every boot.
When you reach a wall, or it doesnt boot, lower your RAM or HT multiplier.
Just post your system specs in the user cp so we can help you better.
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post #3 of 14
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No, it max loads at 23degrees, it idles at about 14
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hmm thats a bit too low, there might be condensation inside the casing.
where do you live?

edit- overclock it to 3.2 ghz to heat your room biggrin.gif
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Michigan, but its pretty dry most of the year here, and I never get any condensation, I also have a good 150CFM through the case with the current fans I have.

-EDIT Also, the computer is one room over from our dehumidifier, so it stays quite dry in the room.
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overclocking on an Acer board probably will not work, due to a locked bios.
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Ah, alright, im probably going to get a upgrade kit soon, so a new mobo and cpu, but im not sure if im gonna get an amd or intel cpu
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have you tried going into the bios - chipset options - change bus speed?
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post #9 of 14
yeah, your not gonna be able to oc using bios on that board. you could oc with a software program but i wouldn't recommend it. your better off getting a new board.

if you want some help shoot us a budget and we can throw something together for ya
post #10 of 14
i like your cpu cooling style

mine idles at about your load temps, but i am very definitely overclocked wink.gif
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