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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 1:25 pm 
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Hello.

I'm trying to get do a little overclocking on my current setup and need some help with it.

- A8N-SLI Premium BIOS 1302
- AMD X2 4400
- Zalman 9500 Heatsink
- Thermaltake Armour Case with additional 25cm fan on side panel and extra iCAGE / fan.
- Silverstone Zues 650W
- Corsair XMS TWINX2048-4400PRO PC4400 2GB 2X1GB DDR550 CL3-4-4-8 184PIN Dual Channel Memory Kit
- 1-Asus GeForce 7600GS

What should I start with first? AI Overclock? or manual? What to start chaning?

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2006 6:56 pm 
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Go with the ai overclock.. it automatically adjusts everything for you up to about a 10% overclock i beleive.
Doing it manually is alot of trial and error but can give you far better gains with the right cooling setup.
My 3200+ 939 will run from 2 ghz up to 2.73ghz by manual overclocking, I need better ram and cooling to go any higher lol


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2006 8:10 pm 
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For a first timer, I'd say go with the automated software. It'll get your moderate gains pretty easy.

But if you want to do some real overclocking, I'd advise you to find a guide and get rolling on it. I haven't done any hardcore overclocking on the A64 platform, so I can't really help there. We do have a guide stickied in this forum though...

Overclocking is more of an art than a science. Because of that, no software will ever get you really good results. It needs to be done by hand to get something significant (i.e. 20% or more).

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2006 11:25 pm 
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right you are sabre.... to do a hardcore overclock you need to adjust alot of settings... some which may damage your cpu etc if youre not carefull.
You have to adjust everything from the front side bus thru to cpu core voltage, memory voltage and timings etc...


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2006 11:30 pm 
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aussiejunior wrote:
some which may damage your cpu etc if youre not carefull.


In all seriousness, it's really hard to hurt a CPU by any settings you can change on the motherboard. If you set the voltage too high, the CPU will refuse to boot out of protection. Turn it up too high in speed, the CPU will throttle back to protect itself from heat.

Heck, go to a modern CPU and pull off the heatsink while its running and its fine. They're pretty hard to kill.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 1:22 pm 
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I tried using the AI Booster at 10% and my computer crashed (temps for cpu were 40, MOB-38)

AI booster is garbage when using with "NOS" at least with my setup.

AI Overclock worked well for me and I'm able to overclock to 2.6ghz and my temps are below 40 so I should be good.

My CPU can't go that high from what I have heard so this will do for now.

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Asus 7600GTS
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Plextor PX-716SA SATA Burner
SilverStone Zues ST65ZF PSU
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