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OK I have a new Graphics card... now how do I overclock my CPU?

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#1
Hi again!

start a new thread and i will walk u thru the overclocking steps..

trog
well here it is!

as I said before, I have the alpha dog edition, so i don't think the graphics card needs overclocking, just the CPU to match, So a walkthrough of that would be good...

I'm away this weekend, but next week that would be awesome.

Cheers!

Simon
 

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#2
Please, look at the top at the header bar and you will see UserCP....go there and fill out the system specs and tick the box to show others.

Have you already read through the stickies on how to OC in the Overclocking section? Good place to start!!!!
 

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Yeah there's a shiteload of guides here. If you are stuck and you've already gone through them, we can provide additional help.
 
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#5
i did promise the dude.. first tell me exactly what u have.. we can do it from there..

cpu type.. default clocks voltages and such..

memory type speed and timings

cpu cooler..

cpu-z u should give u the info..

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Moved to Overclocking and Cooling so it can get a bit more attention.
 
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#7
Thanks for all the help, guys.

cpu-z u should give u the info..
the report file says:

CPU-Z 1.44.1 report file
Processor(s)
Number of processors 1
Number of cores 1 per processor
Number of threads 1 per processor
Name AMD Athlon 64 3200+
Code Name Venice
Specification AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3200+
Package Socket 939
Family/Model/Stepping F.F.2
Extended Family/Model F.2F
Brand ID 4
Core Stepping DH-E6
Technology 90 nm
Core Speed 2058.8 MHz
Multiplier x Bus speed 10.0 x 205.9 MHz
HT Link speed 823.5 MHz
Stock frequency 2000 MHz
Instruction sets MMX (+), 3DNow! (+), SSE, SSE2, SSE3, x86-64
L1 Data cache (per processor) 64 KBytes, 2-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L1 Instruction cache (per processor) 64 KBytes, 2-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L2 cache (per processor) 512 KBytes, 16-way set associative, 64-byte line size
Chipset & Memory
Northbridge NVIDIA nForce4 rev. A3
Southbridge NVIDIA nForce4 MCP rev. A3
Graphic Interface PCI-Express
PCI-E Link Width x16
PCI-E Max Link Width x16
Memory Type DDR
Memory Size 1024 MBytes
Memory Frequency 205.9 MHz (CPU/10)
CAS# Latency (tCL) 3.0 clocks
RAS# to CAS# (tRCD) 3 clocks
RAS# Precharge (tRP) 3 clocks
Cycle Time (tRAS) 8 clocks
Bank Cycle Time (tRC) 11 clocks
DRAM Idle Timer 16 clocks
Command Rate (CR) 2T
System
System Manufacturer
System Name
System S/N
Mainboard Vendor Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
Mainboard Model GA-K8NF-9
BIOS Vendor Award Software International, Inc.
BIOS Version F7
BIOS Date 07/16/2005
Memory SPD
Module 1 DDR, PC3200 (200 MHz), 512 MBytes, Kingston
Module 2 DDR, PC3200 (200 MHz), 512 MBytes, Kingston
Software
Windows Version Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
DirectX Version 9.0c

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#8
Multiplier x Bus speed 10.0 x 205.9 MHz

venice single core cpu at 1.4 vcore..

cpu at default 2 gig..

memory cas 3 at 200/400 Command Rate (CR) 2T

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right into the bios..

first step.. use the divider and drop the memory down to 166/333 from 200/400..

second step up the system clock (fsb) to 225.. 10 x 225 = 2250.. reboot and see what happens.. it should all work.. with a mild overclcok..

post another cpu-z thingy..

trog
 
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#9
I can't find the divider in the bios...