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Old 05-11-2010, 11:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i have never done any overclocking besides playing with the early nvidia utility and changing clockspeeds on my old geforce card...
im trying to see what numbers should i expect with the following system

GA-EP43T-UD3L motherboard
P4 630 prescott-2m 3ghz (arctic cooling freezer 7 pro)
PNY XLR8 2x1gb ddr2 800mhz dual channel
EVGA geforce 6600GT 128mb PCI-e ddr3 (arctic cooling accelero S2 vga cooler/fanless)
FSP group blue storm2 500w atx PSU
3 case fans

normal system temp is 40 and cpu temp is 36-38 with normal operation
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Default Re: safely overclocking this system

Try bumping up the CPU ratio setting one notch, it should still be stable with no need for any voltage increases.
After that, you can give yourself a pat on the back you've started overclocking!
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Default Re: safely overclocking this system

so from what i understand
i can:
increase the fsb speed
increase ram speed
pci-e speed
and graphic card memory and GPU clock speed as well

how do i test it for stability?

i am using this PC for image editing so i need it to be able to handle the raw processing
and lots of open programs

i usually have internet explorer, webcam recording(parking lot security) photoshop, 2-3 windows,winamp, and few other programs running. i need it to be able to handle all that.

i know the easy way is to upgrade but its not easy as it seems, because upgrades cost money...

so i gotta do best with what i got for the moment.



in other words.
can someone with experience in overclocking give me approximate numbers i i should limit myself to?
given this specific combination what should i test/overclock each component to?
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edit: read this thread
http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...overclock.html
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