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
. 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