hi, i'm wanting to learn how to overclock my cpu from 1.2 ghz to 1.5 ghz, at least. i read some basics on front side bus speed and multipliers, and would like to begin o/cing my cpu. my mobo is a K7S5A.
i would also like to know what specific fans to buy to keep my system cooler- it's awfully hot. according to the bios, it reads the vcore at 1.744V and system temp at 86 degrees F, and the CPU temp at 134 degrees F. i have quite a large heatsink and a dual ball-bearing fan on the cpu as well, so i don't understand why the temp could be so high. i have one fan slotted over a pci slot that blows the heat up from the bottom.
system temp at 86 degrees F, and the CPU temp at 134 degrees F
86F = 30C
134F = 56.7C
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im guessing you have one of the old tbird cores. these are the ones before the athlon xp and topped out at 1.4ghz. you will be very lucky to oc past that i doubt you will get 1.5ghz. is it a 100mhz fsb or a 133mhz?