So I've recently been reading up about OCnig and figured that it was time for me to try out my first one. I've been reading and now that I know what I'm doing better I figured it was time to try and squeeze some more juice out of my main rig until the new hexa-core CPUs hit shelves.
My current rig has the following specs (listing everything that draws power from the PSU):
Usually the main limitation in overclocking is the processor itself.
Since that is a Phenom 1 processor, which has limited overclocking potential. 3.2Ghz is almost guaranteed. 3.4 is pretty good and anything higher than 3.8Ghz is pretty lucky. If you're using the stock heatsink/fan, try buying an aftermarket one. Usually they're leagues ahead of the stock ones.
Ah, so I shouldnt worry to much about my PSU wattage then? Oh, and I'm using a Zalman CNPS9900A that my buddy gave to me for Christmas with Arctic Silver compound and my case is an Antec 300 with all the optional fans installed, so I don't think heat will be a big issue for me.