hi i have a amd x2 245 on a gig-m61pme-s2p the process i got is factory at 2.9 ghz and i have got it so far upto 3.13ghz my bus speed is 216.1 mhz and my ht link is 1080.6 mhz i have 4gig ddr2 at 800 in my tower n a 9500gt card any advice on how i can get it a bit higher ???
Yah need to drop your HT link to x4 and drop your memory ratio from 400 to 333.
That will give you enough *headroom* to go 14.5x242MHz or 3.5GHz+.
That will slightly OC your RAMs to 807MHz, and your HT will be running 4x242MHz.
If you drop your memory ratio to 266 and your HT to x3, I suspect you can run 13.5x280MHz for 3.8GHz (with good cooling) and your RAMs will be running 2.66x280MHz, or 745MHz.
You could try the clock at 300MHz - LOL - but that might be pushing it a little too far. You will return your RAMs to spec 800MHz if you manage to do so. (Hint: You might want an extra fan blowing on your FETs )
I love Gigabyte (not a big fan of the nVidia chipset, though)