Suggestions for overclocking

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by TehBuG, Dec 7, 2007.

  1. TehBuG

    TehBuG MDL Novice

    Aug 17, 2007
    #1 TehBuG, Dec 7, 2007
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 29, 2008

    looking for some info on overclocking, or a quick "what you should do before you start upping your FSB."

    im not looking for a huge overclock. my sys runs at 2.6ghz and even getting to 3.0ghz would be an achivement (for now im more looking to just get my brain around it).

    sys specs:

    Mainboard :Asus M2A-VM
    Chipset : AMD RS690/RS690M
    Processor :AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ @ 2600 MHz
    Physical Memory :2048 MB (2 x 1024 DDR2-SDRAM ) (Mushkin)
    Video Card :ATI Technologies Inc Radeon X1950 Pro (PCIe) (sapphire Ultimate x1950 pro 256)
    Hard Disk :WDC (250 GB) (western digital 7200rpm)
    DVD-Rom Drive :HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GSA-H50N ATA Device
    Monitor Type :AL1916W - 19 inches
    Network Card :Realtek Semiconductor RTL8168/8111 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC
    Operating System :Windows (TM) Vista Ultimate x64
    Windows Performance Index :5.1

    CPU specific info:
    Type :AMD Athlon 64 X2
    Internal Specification :AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5200+
    Model Number :5200+
    Codename :Windsor
    Revision :JH-F2
    Technology :0.09µ
    CPU ID : F.3.2
    CPU IDEx :F.43.2
    Brand ID :4
    Microcode :MU0F320
    K8 Revision :5.2
    Energy Efficient :Yes
    Number of Logical Processors :2
    Number of Physical Processors :2

    ram Specific info:

    Manufacturer :Mushkin
    Part Number :991527 (996527)
    Serial Number :Unspecified
    Type :DDR2-SDRAM PC2-6400 (399 MHz) - [DDR2-800]
    Format :Regular UDIMM (133.35 x 3)
    Size :1024 MB (2 ranks, 4 banks)
    Module Buffered :No
    Module Registered :No
    Module SLi Ready (EPP) :No
    Width :64-bit
    Error Correction Capability :No
    Refresh :Reduced (.5x)7.8 µs, Self Refresh
    Voltage :SSTL 1.8v
    Prefetch Buffer :4-bit
    Manufacture :Week 12 of 2007
    Supported Frequencies :266 MHz, 400 MHz
    CAS Latency (tCL) :4 clocks @266 MHz, 5 clocks @400 MHz
    RAS to CAS (tRCD) :4 clocks @266 MHz, 5 clocks @400 MHz
    RAS Precharge (tRP) :4 clocks @266 MHz, 5 clocks @400 MHz
    Cycle Time (tRAS) :12 clocks @266 MHz, 18 clocks @400 MHz
    Min TRC :16 clocks @266 MHz, 23 clocks @400 MHz

    Current temps:
    Processor Temperature :31 °C
    Processor Temperature (Core 1) :44 °C
    Processor Temperature (Core 2) :39 °C
    Mainboard Temperature :33 °C
    Power/Aux Temperature :25 °C
    ACPI Thermal Zone :40 °C

    All info Obtained with PC Wizard 2008. great program in case you havent seen it before. sorry about the HUGE *** post, i just wanted to make sure i got everything you geeks (im saying this as a compliment. i consider myself a game geek.) would need.

    thanks in advance for any info ;)
  2. TehBuG

    TehBuG MDL Novice

    Aug 17, 2007
    Oh! some info i forgot:

    Case: x-discovery. has a 120mm fan right behind CPU. and a side mounted 80mm fan, blowing direct into cpu.

    CPU cooling is upgraded over origional. its a Zalman CNPS8700NT. the fan on the side of the case feeds right into it no tube or anything blowing to it tho, but it is drawing air in. fan spins at 1,150-2100rpm+/-10%.
  3. TehBuG

    TehBuG MDL Novice

    Aug 17, 2007
    id make this a bump post, but as noone has poted anything in this forum sinsi i put this up, i'll instead make it a "yo, could use some info" post instead.
  4. TehBuG

    TehBuG MDL Novice

    Aug 17, 2007
    losing faith in forum......
  5. Proplaya23

    Proplaya23 MDL Novice

    Dec 29, 2007
    I will help you but dont know alot about overclocking, you should google a little. What i do know that it requires a MOBO with a BIOS that can higher the values of Multiplier and core voltage of the FSB, CPU.
  6. Sn00p

    Sn00p MDL Novice

    Jan 11, 2008
    #6 Sn00p, Feb 12, 2008
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 29, 2008
    well if you want to everclock there are two ways .. the softwre part whit programs that increse fsb speed over the pll (i recommand this way) whit programs such as SETFSB, SOFTFSB, CLOCKGEN, or manualy overclocking in the bios which is a bit harder co's you do nead to now how to push the voltage up.

    Now i now that amd is not a dream in overclocking so dont push to hard. i recommend that you overclock it for 10% to 20% max. Also if you have a stock cooler for the CPU it whould be nice to change it (co's the tempreture is going to rise more or less...) allso be sure that the PSU hass the juce to power it, beacose your GPU is a real power eather ;)...

    And the thingi abaut the tempreture of the CPU is that if it goes more than 60 celzij it will automaticly slow the CPU cores down to prevent overheating so overclocking to much does no good.

    im not a pro for this but this is as far as i now... i hpoe tha't it help's