Thread: how the heck do i overclock?
September 7th, 2006, 01:05 AM #1
how the heck do i overclock?
hey i never overclocked anything before and would like to try it on a new rig i built. anyone can help?
mobo - MSI K9NGM
processor - AMD Athlon x2 (3600+, Socket AM2) everest says it runs at 2ghz
ram - patriot, 240 - Pin DDR2 SDRAM(thats all i know, the cover dosent say anything) and its 2x 512mb
PSU - blossom power 450W (is that a good brand?)
how do i tell the ram speed? cuz everest says it dosent support my stuff yet so i cant find the speeds anywhere. and i dun have a graphics card yet waiting till i have moneys. using the onboard now. GeForce 6100 with a nForce 410 chipset. what is the chipset for. its the south chipset or something rite? thanks
September 7th, 2006, 01:53 AM #2
If you're overclocking for games, won't do much good til you get that vid card.
Also, the slow response from people is... there are alot of these types of threads started, many with great primers on the basics of overclocking. Remember to use the search function.
To get you started here... After you power on your rig start pressing Delete, it's usually the delete button that will get you into the BIOS. Your motherboard should have come with a manual to show you around the BIOS. You have a FSB speed and a multiplier speed. Only raise either one in small increments and remember, on many motherboards, the FSB (Front Side Bus) speed increases alot of other stuff you don't want raised too drastically.
So, raise speed, test, test, raise speed, test, test. Observation of any abnormalities or unusually high temperatures means you need to lower your speed or get a better, aftermarket heatsink.
Last edited by uethello; September 7th, 2006 at 01:56 AM.
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