Originally Posted by SimRacer1
I know there hasnt been any activity in this thread for about 2 weeks, but I thought it would be best to post here. I have never overclocked before and am going to be recieving an MSI k8n neo2 platinum to go along with my AMD 64 fx-57 and 2 gigs of ocz dual channel memory ddr400 pc3200. Its supposed to be pretty good memory though as it is the EL Platinum edition Rev.2 w/ramsink with timings of 2-3-2-5. With the combination of parts I have whats the best way to start, I really dont wanna fry any of my equipment and am not looking to get crazy overclock, 3.1 would be perfect on air, but I would settle for 3 i guess, if its 2.9 ghz then i might as well leave it at stock (2.8).
AMD processors are also power hungry and will heat up as you bump your V-core.
Always watch your temps and never bump it up over 1 setting at a time.
I am running a chip that is designed to run at 1.35 at 1.5 but that is pushing it even under liquid. there is a point where bumping the V-core even if it is staying cool will no longer be useful and shorten the life of your processor due to leakage. Thus using Orthos, super PI, Prime, Sciencemark and Memtest can ensure stability in your system. BSOD=Bad and can lead to data loss including the need to do a full format on occasion. *Thus losing everything you have ever saved*