I was wondering if it would be safe to overclock my system to 3.5 or so.
Mobo Foxconn A74ML-K 3.0 AM3 AMD 740G Micro ATX
Processor Athlon II x3 445 3.1
GC Radeon HD 5770 1gb
PSU Antec Basiq 430w ATX 12v
Hard drive: Samsung spinpoint F4 320gb SATA x2 in RAID-0
all fans are stock, I have 2 extra case fans. I don't think this is a very significant overclock, I am just looking to squeeze a bit of extra performance out of my setup.
i doubt that you would have any trouble giving it a small bump to 3.5,
as with all overclocks you wanna keep an eye on your temp, so it may not hurt to run speedfan and see what your temps are like right now, if you do find that they are a bit high then a decent hsf for about 50.00 may be all the cooling you're gonna need.