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Hello everyone! New to OC'ing and getting ready to OC my system. I would love to know how far I can go OC'ing my prossesor. I would also like to OC my Video Card ( if
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Welcome to the forum! Check out the FAQs for general overclocking information... Try doing a search for your hardware putting overclock after it and see what turns up.
 

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Thanks =) I will do that then. I was just seeing if anyone could look at my specs before I do this and tell me what I need (Fans etc) and how far I can OC my prossesor in safe limits. Thanks again!
 

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Well, a new PSU for starters, that 305w one won't get you anywhere, decent ones start at about 60 bux.. Then eventually your motherboard, that chipset (915G Grantsdale) isn't the best OCer on the block..

But, for your rig now, I would say around 3.3GHz if you keep the cpu temp below 65c load.
 

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Many thanks wowza that helps alot. Now what kind of mobo am I looking at? With a better chipset that will handle some high oc'ing? I would think that you want me to keep my prossesor lol.
 

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If I were you I'd start out with a new HSF. I'm using a Hyper48 but look around and see what works best for your processor and budget. Your PSU probably could use an upgrade but it's not really needed at this point.
 

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Thanks Ty Auchter I knew a new cooling system was a must I have some heatsink compound around here somewhere lol
. so what about the new mobo whats a good one for my prossesor /w a good chipset?
 

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Ok as you know I'm new and understand overclocking. a few people on this thread have suggested a new mobo, I'm looking in to that. The problem is the mobo I have now I don't think I can OC it. I have went into the bios and found nothing I could change like bus speed ect..And trying to find my video card was not found either. So I'am kinda wondering what I need to do, like manual switch cmos on the board? or can I still go through the bios and do this? Thanks in advance for any help.
 

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The ASUS P5WD2 series is a good OC board, seems favored by more than a few people.....If you got the cash, get the E-Premium, good future proofing ability.

The P5LD2 is another good one I have heard many people get good results there as well,

You need a upgraded HSF at least, something copper based. 2 case fans and a Heat sink likely will not cut it.

With upgraded cooling, a new PSU is likely......but depends on what you can afford. After all, a new PSU (at least 400w I would say) won't do you any good without a new mobo and fans to cool it. You might get a new mobo and HSF and then see if your PSU limits you....if it does, you can look into replacing it later, if not, then you don't have an issue.
 

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Originally Posted by Spookiepants

Ok as you know I'm new and understand overclocking. a few people on this thread have suggested a new mobo, I'm looking in to that. The problem is the mobo I have now I don't think I can OC it. I have went into the bios and found nothing I could change like bus speed ect..And trying to find my video card was not found either. So I'am kinda wondering what I need to do, like manual switch cmos on the board? or can I still go through the bios and do this? Thanks in advance for any help.

to overclock you videocard you will wanna download a program called ATITOOL, it will allow you to OC you graphics card through windows....
 

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Thanks a bunch that was a nice tool =) pbasil1. Thanks for all the info as well Thumper..I looked around around and seen a Epox that will go along with my board setup now pretty much the same, but has been tested and a great board to use when OC'ing.

Just one final thing that no one has been able to answer is that I can't over clock my prossersor with the board I have now? before I spend the money is there any tool or program or a tech thing I can do to be able oc it? I mean Intel boards is ruff nut to crack lol. The Bios will not let me oc anything!
 

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Well everyone I have my first OC =) which by now shows in my Sig. Now if I could get some help or not if its possiable to OC my prossesor with the chipset for my board? How do i unlock the bios to let me make chages? I'm thinking there has to be a software way or a tech way around it.

If not I have my eye on a mobo it's a Epox 945 chipset and runs around $176 dollars is this a good board and a good price? I'm still hoping I can oc mine before spending money..Thanks
 

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So I'm guessing I can't update my prossesor using the board I have now huh?
 

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Here is some info that might help.





 

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Ok the low down with all i have gathered and the help of everyone that posted. Of course I have OC'ed my Video Card /w the help of pbasil1 =) Thanks again. It's running stable and see a major diffrence.

Now the problem with OC'ing my prossesor since I have talked to everyone I'm just going out and buying a new mobo to make things easy. I want to go through the Bios to OC anything else is bad lol. Here is everything I'm getting to get my OC project done and would like your thoughts.

Mobo:
Asus 915p /ich6r4ddr/ddr2pciex16 Supports both ddr and ddr2 with 1 pci express slot for my Radeon.
Heatsink:
Thermaltake Jungle 512 92mm copper core silent
Power supply:
Glacier 500w Top vent so it does not hit your prossesor area

These where all in price range that I can spend and would love comments. I will be getting the stuff to do this in a week. Thanks
 

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Welcome to the site, I would start with a better mother board, Cooling I would use a typhoon with as5 thermal compound, never heard of that power supply before, but get a name brand at least 450watt, but the important thing about power supplys are your 12volt amps which should be a min. of 25amps, that should get you started good then you can work on other things once you get these in order, better ram is always a plus.
 

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Thanks for the comments Jrabb looking into it now I did however change my heatsink to the Typhoon there was not much of a price diffrence, and lookes and sounds sweet so I changed my order for that thanks =)
 
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