todd5854

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Hello, here's my system

MSI K9N SLI Platinum V1.2
AMD Athlon X64 AM2+ 5600+ 2.8ghz
OCZ 2GB (1GB X2) Dual Channel Memory rated for 5-5-5-15 (NO idea what those mean =/ )


Do any of you think this is a good system to overclock? I googled "5600+ Overclock" and apparently some guy got his up to 3.36ghz, link posted below. He's asking about clocking to 4ghz, which I already know is not, under any circumstance, going to happen in my aging system.

http://forums.slizone.com/lofiversion/index.php?t6288.html

So how well do you think I can overclock this while maintaining system stability? Also, I'm new to overclocking, so I haven't messed with it much. (Afraid to destroy the chip that has to last me a few more months)

Thanks~
 

arges86

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you should be able to OC it a decent amount (10% or so)
Toms hardware has a good guides on overclocking.
Just go slow, and keep temperatures in mind.
i use speedfan (u can google it to download it for free) to monitor temperatures.
The thermal rating of your ship is 70 degrees C, but you shouldn't exceed 50.
I also like using a program called Orthos (also free), and prime95 (free too) to test the memory and cpu to see if they are still stable
 

todd5854

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Prime95 is great. Right now the system is and has been on a 2.9ghz overclock. If I set the FSB any higher than 210, the system doesn't start up and I have to reset the bios. Right now it's at 207 and completely stable. Would you recommend nVidia's nTune for overclocking? It will overclock anything on my board, except I can't change voltages.

What is the maximum voltage for my processor? I couldn't seem to find it. Thanks
 

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Over 50 degrees is acceptaple. High 50's will definitley cut down on life but if you run high 50's full load, you will be much lower normal use and idle.