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    Default How should I go about overclocking this system?

    I''l be using this mainboard, ASUS A8N5X .
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131569

    This system ram, CORSAIR XMS 1GB.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145450

    This CPU, AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103562

    And this PSU, Antec TRUEPOWERII TPII-550.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103931


    I'll be building this system today for someone. I won't get much time to tinker with it so I was wonder what you think would be a safe overclock limit to send it home with them. I'm hoping someone here has experience with this board to post some settings. Keep in mind the CPU will only have stock cooling.

    Is there anyway to boost the GPU's speed up a little? I'm stuck using an ATI Radeon X700 (256mb) card in the system.

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    Default Re: How should I go about overclocking this system?

    Honestly, there is really no need to overclock it for someone that is computer illiterate. If they have problems you are sure to be going back and forth to check it. No 2 CPUs/systems overclock the same. You could most likely bump up the HTT to 220 safely, but there would be next to no difference in real world speed. IF you don't have the proper time to overclock and then prime it for 12 hours+ to check for stability, leave it stock.
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    Default Re: How should I go about overclocking this system?

    I think I would try the Asus AI Overclocking Utility. But I agree with casecutter, there is no way you can get a 100% overclocking solution for someone who is largely computer illiterate. It's just not a good idea from a business standpoint. (Or when they're just your friends!) Too many things can go wrong and don't want to set yourself up that way.

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    I'm just wondering how you guys know the person was CPU illiterate???

    But your limits on overclocking will be cooling, Use ATITool to overclock the video card, it will check for artifacts and show you the temps.
    Add 150~200 Mhz to the CPU at first and check load temps with the case closed and with the GPU loaded too. Let this run for a few hours.

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    Default Re: How should I go about overclocking this system?

    Quote Originally Posted by matm347
    I'm just wondering how you guys know the person was CPU illiterate???

    But your limits on overclocking will be cooling, Use ATITool to overclock the video card, it will check for artifacts and show you the temps.
    Add 150~200 Mhz to the CPU at first and check load temps with the case closed and with the GPU loaded too. Let this run for a few hours.

    Thanks for the info. I'll be working on the system shortly since most of the parts just arrived from Newegg 10 minutes ago.

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    Talking Re: How should I go about overclocking this system?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cannyone
    I think I would try the Asus AI Overclocking Utility. But I agree with casecutter, there is no way you can get a 100% overclocking solution for someone who is largely computer illiterate. It's just not a good idea from a business standpoint. (Or when they're just your friends!) Too many things can go wrong and don't want to set yourself up that way.
    agree 100%,and stock cooling to overclock anything? im to lazy to type out how to overclock anything right now,hers some links tho.get better cooling tho if your really considering this comp to be overclocked.overclocking can produce heat on something that is hot enoguh already.

    cooling-under $40 some are cpu cooling heatsinks,some are video card heatsinks.u must spend a lil money to warrant a safe overclock and thats by buying a simple heatsink\fan setup,if not i would not try it.keep in mind too,overclocking is meant to save u money buying lesser speed compnonts but u still have to spend cash on good stuff as a whole.the less u spend,the lesser the results.
    http://www.newegg.com/ProductSort/Su...SubCategory=62

    oc guides-
    http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread.php?t=20823 <--read this and undertsand it fully before u try anything.be careful,u could fry something in a second.as a rule for you or other new guys overclocking i would not touch any voltage controls to be safe,yet still yield amazing results.

    http://eclipseoc.com/index.php?id=6


    if he only knew a opty165 = fx60(when overclocked)for $288 vs amd 64 3800x2,hes been a member since 2003 and dont know how to overclock?hmmm
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    Default Re: How should I go about overclocking this system?

    Quote Originally Posted by bf2nut
    hes been a member since 2003 and dont know how to overclock?hmmm
    Pay more attention to the thread and you would realize that's not the case. Spongebob is just asking some opinions on what to stop OCing that computer at.

    Anyway, I will also have to say that from a business standpoint, leaving it rock, stock, and stable is the best way to do things. The only way I would recommend OCing a computer built for someone is if they request it and understand what effects that can have on their computer.

    Also, on stock cooling you can get a minor OC, but nothing major. Of course, if any OC on this machine a minor would be the route to go.12

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