Originally posted by Camshaft
I have a X2 4200 well I haven't really tried to oc it because I just finished building it and haven't yet got the need to oc but I have used the overclocking tool that came with my mobo from windows but I only got to about 2.5-2.55 then it freezed I think this can be due to my psu because its only a cheap 350W and maybe my RAM its ddr2 667 and also a cheap brand
and what do you think of my temps the cpu is 36C and ambient temp is 32C that is with a stock cooler
yeah your ram is proly holding you back from going higher. you may try seting it to 533mhz.
those temps are fine.
with as5 and a zalman my cpu idles around 28-30ish.
more important are the load temps, but with idle temps like yours you should be okay.
windows overclocking utilities are notoriously no bueno.
do it through the bios...it works better, it's safer, and i can help you figure out what to set everything to.
AMD's SOI usually hits the wall at a specific speed - perfectly normal.
yeah, thats what i figured. i mean, the world record x2 4200 is only like 3.5 or something and we are talking major mods to reach that high.
thanks guys. i think i'll stick with my coolmax psu.