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AMD Athlon 64 3200+

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Is it possible (without much ado) to overclock this CPU,either by software and/or hardware?
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In general, you can do this by increasing the FSB of the motherboard from 200 in small steps.  You have to have good quality RAM when doing this, and you need a motherboard that locks the AGP bus (if you have one) at 66MHz and the PCI bus at 33MHz.  Any SATA controllers will also need to be locked at a specific frequency.  You may also need to decrease the HTT multiplier to keep the system stable.

More specifics can be found in the various articles:
Athlon64 overclocking
http://forums.anandtech.com/messageview.aspx?catid=28&threadid=1497607&enterthread=y
http://www.ocforums.com/showthread.php?t=295328
http://www.madshrimps.be/?action=gethowto&number=1&howtopage=141&howtoID=58
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