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Hi guys,

I'm realtively new to overclocking. I've always found it fascinating, but at the same time intimidating, So I've been reading up on it as much as possible for quite a while now.

The other day I had an opprtunity to grab a P4 northwood on an msi pm8m-v mobo. I tried experimenting with the bios a little bit, and have it running stable @ 2.479Ghz from 2.40Ghz. and I know thats not much, but when I try to push my CPU/AGP/PCI frequency past 137/68/34Mhz, I start to get BSOD's. I am running stable at 137/68/34 though.

My Bios contains all of these options that look like they may be of interest:


IN CELL MENU:

>Adjust CPU/AGP/PCI frequency
-default
-133/63/33Mhz
-137/68/34
-140/70/35
-142/71/35
-146/73/36
-153/76/38

>Memory Voltage
-2.5V
-2.6
-2.7
-2.8

>AGP Voltage
-1.5V
-1.6
-1.7
-1.8

>Auto-Disable DIMM/PCI clock
-enable/disable

>Spread Spectrum
-enable/disable



IN HW MONITOR:

> Chassis Intrusion
-enable/disable

>CPU SMART Fan Temperature
-enable/disable


IN DRAM CLOCK/DRIVE CONTROL:

>DRAM Clock
-By SPD
-100Mhz
-133
-166
-200

>DRAM Timing
-Manual
-Auto by SPD
-Turbo
-Ultra

>DRAM Command Rate
-1T
-2T



I'm wondering where I should be making changes to try and get a higher stable OC. I'm really interested in this and would like to learn how to OC on this PC before trying it on my more expensive PC. Remember this is my first time so take it easy on me, I promise to listen and be patient, as long as someone gives me good advice to help me learn

Thanks for your time everbody
Nick
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Update your system specs in your profile please
 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k @ 4.8GHz - 1.38v - 24/7 Gigabyte Z68AP-D3 XFX R7970 Black Edition G.Skill Ripjaws 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate 1TB Samsung BluRay Noctua NH-D14 + 3 NF-F12 fans Windows 7 Professional 64bit 
PowerCase
OCZ Fatal1ty 750w Silverstone Raven RV-02-W 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 E0 Gigabyte G31M ES-2L HD 5670 4 GB generic value RAM 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
Samsung 500GB Scythe Yasya 1000 Windows 7 Professional 64bit Corsair CX430 
Case
Thermaltake 
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