First time overclocking

since my cpu is bit weak to run many games out there...

*Dual – Core CPU E5200 @ 2.5GHz

i was told to OC my cpu to 3Ghz if i can..

now i've never oced cpu lol..so im kinda scared bout it

cause i dont want cpu overheating and cause a problem lol..

will it be ok to OC that cpu to 3GHz?

I do have a cpu cooler (it's small fan right top of my cpu, fan was installed when i got this computer)

but will be enough? Here is my computer specs just incase

Motherboard: ASUS – P5KPL – CM
RAM: Kingston x 2 (Total 4GB)
- 2GB 800MHz DDR2 Non-ECC CL6 DIMM
- tandard 256M X 64 Non-ECC 800MHz 240-pin Unbuffered DIMM (DDR2, 1.8V, CL6)
HDD: 500GB SATA HDD
GC: Thinking of purchasing ATI HD5770
CPU: Pentium® Dual – Core CPU E5200 @ 2.5GHz
OS: Microsoft Windows XP professional Version 2002
Service Pack 3 32 bit
PSU: LSP 750watt lightening series
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  1. Yes, you will be able to hit 3.0 on that CPU no problem, start here, study it a few times first, then attempt to OC, it's a great guide.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/240001-29-howto-overclock-quads-duals-guide
  2. This is a thread that I recently replied to:
    Overclocking E5200 on G'byte G31
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/256558-11-question-intel-e5200

    It is (obviously) based on a G'byte motherboard, but you may find something helpful.
  3. jsc said:
    This is a thread that I recently replied to:
    Overclocking E5200 on G'byte G31
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/256558-11-question-intel-e5200

    It is (obviously) based on a G'byte motherboard, but you may find something helpful.


    thx you :p
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