overclocking (cpu & mobo temp.)

Posted on 2005-02-27
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Last Modified: 2010-04-26
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?)

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samccarthy earned 100 total points
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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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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
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Callandor earned 100 total points
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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

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Overclocking the Athlon64 3000+
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I'll ask for a share here
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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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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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