overclocking (cpu & mobo temp.)

helluw... I currently have an amd athlon 3000+ (64bit) cpu and an asus K8N (n-force3) mobo

now the temperature of the mobo is around 25°c (77F) and the cpu around 36°c (97°F). If I'm not mistaking I can easily overclock both (the max temp is about 50°c (122°F) no?)...

now... how do I do this? (and can I monitor the temp. on my desktop?)

greetz
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Steve McCarthy, MCSE, MCSA, MCP x8, Network+, i-Net+, A+, CIWA, CCNA, FDLE FCIC, HIPAA Security OfficerIT Consultant, Network Engineer, Windows Network Administrator, VMware AdministratorCommented:
Go into the Bios and that is where you can change your settings.  You are probably at 200 right now, push it up a little at a time, but be sure to test your system for stability.  There are some boards that will let you even tweak voltages, etc., to get the max out of a motherboard.  From what I've seen, 10% is usually very do able.
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spy_of_chaosCommented:
I sugest that you keep your max temp around 55 c and your idle temp at about 40-42 c and to monitor your system try using MBM 5 wich is a freeware and can be downloaded at
http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=204
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CallandorCommented:
I have the same motherboard and cpu, and it is very overclockable, though mine will only go up to 237 on the FSB.  Make sure you have RAM that is rated high in quality, because with that motherboard you will get very high memory bandwidth.  I use Patriot low latency RAM: http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=20-220-033&depa=0

General Overclocking
http://www.gen-x-pc.com/overclocking_info.htm

Overclocking the Athlon64 3000+
http://www.hardocp.com/article.html?art=NjI5
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Steve McCarthy, MCSE, MCSA, MCP x8, Network+, i-Net+, A+, CIWA, CCNA, FDLE FCIC, HIPAA Security OfficerIT Consultant, Network Engineer, Windows Network Administrator, VMware AdministratorCommented:
I'll ask for a share here
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Steve McCarthy, MCSE, MCSA, MCP x8, Network+, i-Net+, A+, CIWA, CCNA, FDLE FCIC, HIPAA Security OfficerIT Consultant, Network Engineer, Windows Network Administrator, VMware AdministratorCommented:
Is there a problem with my answer?  I had the first one with a very reasonable answer to the question.  A split would be appropriate her.
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CallandorCommented:
I don't mind a split either, and I'll be inviting you guys to a new FAQ thread on overclocking soon.
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