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New to OC'ing

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January 8, 2009 6:20:14 PM

Hey there.

Im new to over clocking so here goes. My PC isnt all that but as im only 16 it is some were to start off at and i have "tried" to over clock it.

system specs:

AMD athlon 64 x2 5000+ 2.6ghz (over clocked @ 2.8ghz 13x 217mhz)
Geforce 8800GTS 320mb (over clocked @ 630/920)
2gb ddr2 667 ram (can run at 880 but dont know how to?)
Windows Vista

My cpu runs idle at around 49-53c on stock cooler, havnt test it yet under load but will get back to that.My df
My gpu runs idle about 50-55c and havnt seen it over 63c under load.
I over clocked my gpu using rivertuna and over clocked my cpu via BIOS.

If needed i could post a few screenies of things if that could help?

Was just wondering if all of what i have stated is fine and all advice is appreciated :) 

Cheers, Stu.

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January 8, 2009 8:13:47 PM

Just OC'ed my gpu to 675/972, ran 3dmark06 stable no problems. Ran fan on 70% and it automatically switches to 100% at about 59c and on the test i didnt think the core temp got higher than 61c? :p 
January 9, 2009 2:11:45 PM

your temps seem a bit high?

Also your chip should go higher than 2.8

I have the same one and I just OC'ed it to a 3.1 and I still had room to go
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January 11, 2009 2:50:07 PM

Hmm Im running on stock cooling but i do know that when my room gets a bit hot it affects my case alot. And yea i will try pushing it abit more just thinking on will my gpu be fine at the current clocks if anyone could shine a light on this?
January 11, 2009 2:55:37 PM

Also what temps you runnging at, idle and under load? stock cooling or not?
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January 12, 2009 2:08:50 AM

Stu, Manofice,
Welcome to THG
Your OC looks decent, Temps are OK on GPU , although your CPU's temp. is a bit high. Don't think I would push it any further without better cooling. Or maybe you could try a new application of thermal paste (Artic 5 or better). Aftermarket cooling would be best to get a little more MHz out of your present set-up.
January 12, 2009 2:03:11 PM

Thank you :D 

Yea, a new cooler and new paste is what im gonna get next weekend so will get back to you guys on the new temps :) 
January 12, 2009 5:58:12 PM

I think ive found how to change my cpu speed, changed the fans voltage to 6.0V?
January 12, 2009 6:00:54 PM

**CPU fan speed, damn it wont let me edit my posts ¬,¬