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AMD 3800 X2 Overclocking newb... Little help please...

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February 4, 2010 2:53:58 AM

I'm trying to keep a dieing bread alive... I just upgraded my once quick PC to Windows 7 and I am looking for a little extra processing power. I will be running solid works (3D modeling software). I have not yet overclocked but know my way around BIOS.

Comp Specs:
AMD 64 X2 dual core 3800 at 2.0 GHz
Ram 2 GB G.Skill DDR400 PC-3200 (CL2.5-3-3-6 2.6V-2.75V so the box says)
A8N-SLI with Zalman cnps7000c-Cu Fan
PNY FX540 video card
Hitachi 80 gig 7200 rpm hard drive

Here are some test report on the 3800 overclocked:
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/229/1/

http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=192&type=expert&pi...

http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Hardware/Reviews/amd6...

I'm still not exactly sure what settings to use, please advise.

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February 4, 2010 9:58:00 PM

I'm interested to see what people have to say about this setup too, I have basically the same. Anybody help this guy out? You race motocross? Sweet.
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February 4, 2010 10:17:48 PM

you see dungey cleaning up (for the most part) in his rookie season on the 450? pretty sweet.

How much of an OC are you shooting for? raise Vcore the up a bit, lower the memory ratio a notch and start raising the fsb. If you run into instability raise the Vcore some more (watchig temps of course). If that begins to not help stability try raising the northbridge and HT link voltage a bit. once you have round your max OC on the cpu start lowering the cpu multiplier and raise the fsb some more to help max out the HT link.
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