Hello i am new to the whole overclocking ordeal. i will get right to the point, i have no clue where to start lol. i have a AMD 64 Athlon x2 Dual Core Processor 3800 + 1.99 GHz, 2.00 GB of Ram. as some of you may know, the highly anticipated combat game "ARMA 2" is coming out in about 2 weeks, and i had ordered a 585watt power supply along with a ATI radeon 4850. i am looking to overclock my PC to about 2.3 maybe 2.4 GHz. Is this possible? my current speed is 2000 MHz i believe, any and all help is much appreciated thank you.
what do you need to know as far as "proper cooling" ? i have a CPU fan speed of 1950 RPM & system fan speed of 896 RPM, like i said im pretty new at this and really have no clue where to start as far as proper cooling, sorry
i have searched this forum,there are a few people with AMD 64 athlon x2 3800 but not the same speed as mine nor the same specs, i wanna make sure im doing it exactly right before i go and do it, ive never done it before. so please understand my concern because i really dont feel like buying another CPU lol. im not looking for a hand out im just looking for a little bit of help, there is a difference!
Also if you are wanting a 4850 this is the route to go. This is a combo deal with A 7850 Dual core @ 2.8 GHZ and a 4850. I think you would be better off replacing that 3800+ rather than OCing it. Your call though. The OC you will get will not be suficient to get much more performance than you have. You will bottleneck @ your CPU trying to play games thse work nicely in a couple of my rigs. As for my 3800s I threw those away, literally.
When i first started overclocking i was advised to get a more appropriate cpu cooler. I got rid of the one that came with my cpu (amd 3800+) and replaced it with amd64 freezer pro. I've now managed to o'clock my 2.40 to 2.796 by icreasing my Vcore to 1.42v.