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Help O/C Athlon 64 X2 and 8800gtx

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November 10, 2011 11:29:24 PM

Hello,I need sum help over clocking my system here are my stats:

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
CPU AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000 Brisbane 65nm

RAM 4.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 415MHz (5-5-5-18)

Motherboard abit AN-M2(MCP68S) (Socket AM2 )

Graphics
SyncMaster (1600x1200@85Hz)
768MB GeForce 8800 GTX (BFG Tech)
ForceWare version 285.62

any help would be appreciated. thanx TJ


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November 10, 2011 11:41:49 PM

What are you trying to accomplish? Is there a game you want to play? An app you need to accelerate, etc?
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November 21, 2011 1:24:40 AM

inanition02 said:
What are you trying to accomplish? Is there a game you want to play? An app you need to accelerate, etc?


Call of Duty world at war it plays good but i think i can do better.
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November 22, 2011 1:26:51 AM

It's been a long time since I've overclocked an old K8 based processor, I'm actually spoiled myself with unlocked multipliers.

You need to look in your BIOS for base clock/ reference clock, I can't recall the exact name. The default value is 200, that number x your cpu multiplier is how you get your clock speed. Example would be Base clock 200 x cpu multiplier of 13 = 2600Mhz aka 2.6Ghz.

You need to increase that 200 by small increments, I would go 10 at a time, so 210, 220, 230 etc. Than use Prime95(google it to find a download), cpuz, and hardware monitor. Prime95 is designed for stress testing to check for stability, you'll want to run it for several hours. CPUZ will show your clock speed and other system information, hardwaremonitor can monitor your temps.

If you find your system to be unstable, than you need to locate cpu vcore and increase your voltage. I don't know the default of your processor, but it's probably in the 1.3-1.4V range. Increase voltage in small increments, too much voltage will kill your system. I wouldn't move it more than .05V at a time.

Since that base clock of 200 also effects your ram speed, and hypertransport speeds, you may need to drop their respective multipliers by 1 to maintain stability.

Hope that helps, sorry I can't be more precise, I'm working off memory of an overclock I did 4 years ago.
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November 22, 2011 2:02:30 AM

you did good thank you alot
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