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OCing X2 3800+ w/ Stock Cooler

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October 29, 2007 8:30:51 PM

Title says all.How much can i OC it before it becomes unstable?
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October 29, 2007 9:54:03 PM

cant find the specs on the link new to ocing?
October 29, 2007 10:02:26 PM

Yea I don't want to really mess up my computer because I bought it with my own money.

P.S. I just added the important specs to my profile you should see them soon.
October 30, 2007 12:38:00 AM

Is my motherboard a good one for overclocking? I sort of thought because it's an ASUS, it should be a good one.

I might buy an SLI mobo soon(nForce 500). Should I wait or am I good with what I have here?
October 30, 2007 1:09:34 AM

if it is a store brought pc then you cant overclock, if it is custom then you should get about a 600MHz overclock out of your 3800 with stock cooler

but before this happens, we need to know if your memory is good, if you have value memory then probably the most you can overclock the memory is around 8-10 MHz

see if you can lower the speed of the memory then increase the FSB, when suing value memory, you want to be as close to stock memory speeds as possible

October 30, 2007 11:11:55 AM

I have 1gb of PC2-5300 from Best Buy and 1gb of PC2-4200 that came with my computer. I might ask for some good memory for Christmas
October 31, 2007 6:20:31 PM

Dude, check out newegg.com for memory, You can get DDR2 PC6400 from there for like under 30 bucks a stick. That is 800 mhz memory, the mobo, you can also find those there as well at good prices
November 1, 2007 12:05:12 AM

Problem is, I live in Canada. Newegg doesn't deliver to Canada. My choices are more like tigerdirect,tddirect,ncix...
November 1, 2007 6:55:02 PM

Try tigerdirect.ca, I think you may have better luck there.
November 3, 2007 1:58:57 AM

Yea or maybe my local computer store. The lowest I've seen DDR2-800 RAM(2GB) was for 69$
November 10, 2007 2:10:09 AM

Hey i will tell you what, if you don't want to buy another mother board made to be OCed, men don't even start it, wait a little more and start buying a new motherboard, then use all you have in your machine in this mobo that will give space to OC even with your original memory, but DON'T start buying stuff because you are going to regret this... Own experience...
November 10, 2007 2:13:44 AM

Hey i will tell you what, if you don't want to buy another mother board made to be OCed, men don't even start it, wait a little more and start buying a new motherboard, then use all you have in your machine in this mobo that will give space to OC even with your original memory, but DON'T start buying stuff because you are going to regret this... Own experience...
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