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So I have an Athlon II X2 295 2.9ghz regor

here are my other components:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16819103687

(CPU)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813131603

(Mobo)

http://www.ocztechnology.com/products/memo...66_gold_edition

(Ram, sorry no newegg link :( ) (2gb's worth....ya I know ill put in 2 more later)

 

And Im wondering how to go about this, to push a lil more out of it)

 

 

anyways I've NEVER oc'd before. and I have a stock cooler.

Right now Im using AUS PC Probe II to measure my temps.

Right now it's showing this:

Vcore=1.01 v

+3.3v=3.30

+5v=4.97v

+12v=11.98v

CPU=30 c

MB= 25c

 

Im assuming these are ok temps? my room stays pretty cool but Im looking to push the cpu just a tad (i have an incoming ATI 5850 video card coming in, and I want to minimize bottleneckage)

 

How would i go about this? I know to turn off AMD coolnquiet, but I've never done this before. I dont want to like MAX out my processor or burn anything up. But lets say I push it to 3.2ghz? if possible, how much lifespan would that take off my cpu?

 

and will the lack of l3 cache affect my OC that much?

 

thanks

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anyways I've NEVER oc'd before. and I have a stock cooler.

Right now Im using AUS PC Probe II to measure my temps.

Right now it's showing this:

Vcore=1.01 v

+3.3v=3.30

+5v=4.97v

+12v=11.98v

CPU=30 c

MB= 25c

 

the CPU is a little warm for idleing

but it should work, you may need a better case or CPU cooler.

 

your looking a little low on power your PSU doesnt seem to have enough power for your system

so i wouold look at a better power supply.

other than that you may need to be good at math lol

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Your PSU should be fine, don't worry about it.

 

Are you asking how to overclock?

 

Or are you just concerned it will shorten your hardware's life?

 

If the second, I wouldn't be to worried about it.

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How to overclock:

 

1. Learn your components and be smart

2. Watch temps

3. Be Patient

4. Be Patient

5. Remember there are no guarantees in OCing

 

Now that you have learned these you may proceed. :)

 

I would do the following:

 

1. Turn off Cool N' Quiet in your BIOS

2. Find your memory and Northbridge multipliers in the BIOS

3. Adjust your FSB (default is 200MHz) in 10MHz increments

4. Reboot each time and test with OCCT or Prime95 for 15mins to ensure stability

5. Watch your memory clock as well as your northbridge to ensure they are at as close to stock as possible (adjust multipliers accordingly to do so)

6. When you start to fail OCCT or Prime95 dial back FSB at least 5MHz and reboot

7. Perform 6hr test of OCCT or Prime95 to complete stability

8. Tell your friends how cool you are

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There is no FSB multiplier, there is a NB multiplier, a memory multiplier and usually a PCI-E multiplier as well.

 

Your stock FSB is set to 200MHz and up this will increase your CPU frequency, but in turn it also affects your memory and NB (northbridge) as well.

 

You need to adjust the NB and memory so that they are as close to stock as possible.

 

I would not like your NB frequency go above 2100MHz in most cases, but it depends on your MB and cooling etc. Your memory multiplier will be likely in the same place and you can adjust this in order to get your memory to run at or near your their stock frequency as well.

 

Good Luck!

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Ok so I up the FSB, but then I want to make the NB/memory to be as close as possible to stock as they originally were

correct?

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There is a very important thing to do: Downgrade the HT link to 4x. For 1GHz it is not at 5x. It will give you a much better OC.

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