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Overclocking help for a noobie?

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#1 acornman37


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Posted 27 March 2010 - 07:50 PM

Hi everyone,

I'm starting to experiment with overclocking my CPU and I'm looking for some pointers as to what BIOS settings I should be adjusting.
My CPU's stock speed is 2.4 and I've only managed to get it stable at 2.52 Ghz which is pretty lame :thumbsup: . Most everywhere else with this CPU people have gone to 2.7-2.8. I tried CPU Frequency at 220 Mhz with a 12x multiplier but it would fail even if I raised the CPU Voltage by 0.1+V.

There are also options to change SB_PCIE clock, NB <-> SB Reference Clock, NB_PCIE Clock, DDR2 Voltage Control, NB/PCIE Voltage, SB/PCIE Voltage, and HT-Link Voltage. Will the north and southbridge components play a significant role in overclocking?

gigabyte GA M59SLI-S5 motherboard
AMD Athlon 64 x2 4600+ 2.4 Ghz (my other chip wouldnt stop overheating so im using this older one)
nvidia GeForce GTS 250
4 gigs RAM
1000 TB Western Digital HD


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#2 dpunisher


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Posted 29 March 2010 - 10:29 AM


Easiest way I know to help. (Only way actually as I haven't played with an AMD system in awhile.)

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