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Old 08-18-2006, 07:17 AM   #1
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Default Overclocking AMD64 3500+

Is it worth over clocking my AMD64 3500+ I have 750mb memory,

and my temps are the following:

CPU :30c Average
Motherboard : 30c Average
PWR:30c


Is my temps all right,

what and how would I overclock this thing, or how much can I do it too?
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Old 08-18-2006, 07:35 AM   #2
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Those temps are fine. Anything above 60 is usually not good but not necessarily dangerous either. When you get above 70-75 then you should be really concerned, although of course the cooler the better.

If you want to overclock, you can do it from your motherboard BIOS. Press a key (usually DEL during the system POST to access your BIOS). Depending on your motherboard, you will have different options. Some have automatic overclocking which let you select different profiles and the motherboard will automatically OC the processor by bumping up the FSB. Usually you are given different levels of available overclocking if you have this option.

To really overclock manually, you should look in your BIOS for an option to change the FSB speed. The CPU speed is obtained by applying a multiplier to the FSB therefore when you increase the FSB you are also increasing the speed of the processor. Bump it up in small increments and see where you can hit a stable speed.

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Default Re: Overclocking AMD64 3500+

I bumped the FSB speed up to 205 rather than 200 and my Cpu Temps are a little higher, only be 3 degrees but how much should I bump it up to, what is a stable temp
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Old 08-18-2006, 07:59 AM   #4
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Like I said, anything under 60 you can live with. I would try to keep it under 50 though. Anywhere in the 30's is cool. 45+ you are getting a little warm. But again, anything under 60 is fine. Just try to keep it closer to 50.
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Default Re: Overclocking AMD64 3500+

Well For some reason the system started of at 33c rather then 30c, but now it's sort of gone back down to 31c lol is this good, could I higher the FSB even more?
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Default Re: Overclocking AMD64 3500+

Ok thanks alot
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Yes, 5mhz on the FSB is nothing, that is very minor overclocking.

Your CPU will be at different temperatures depending on the weather, whether you have air conditioning or not etc, so you can get different temperatures at different times.

You can definitely overclock some more, 5 mhz is nothing.
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Default Re: Overclocking AMD64 3500+

I think your right, I over clocked to 220 and it's still the same temp, lol
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Give it some more time to heat up, the longer you run it at that speed the hotter it will get obviously. Also, what really turns up the heat in processors is when you increase the voltage to the CPU for more power.
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How would I go about doing that? Could you give me a rough FSB rate that is safe to turn it up to, and for me to turn my PSU up to, I have a 450 watt Psu If you need any more info I can supply it.
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Hello I clocked my FSB to 220 and it runs stable and so does the Temps, all at 31c and has been running for an hour, I read up on some forums and some say 220 is anough if you got crap ram, well I only have 700mb so I guess my memory is letting me down.

Do I leave it at 220?
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when they are talking about crap ram they mean the quality of the ram, not the amount. U could try to find some ram divider options or something like that, so that u can oc the cpu more without oc'ing the ram.
And also when oc'ing try to get the cpu temp under 100% load because thats when the temps are at their highest.
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Default Re: Overclocking AMD64 3500+

So is it ok to up the FSB From 220? if my temps are still low?
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As the other user said, the quantity of RAM doesn't matter it's the quality. If you have cheap generic RAM, you may want to just leave it at 220.

You can try for higher if you want there is no real rule saying where to stop. You can try for higher and then just bump it back down if you have problems. If you do encounter problems and your computer will not start, simply reset the BIOS and everything should start up normally.
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So is it ok to up the FSB From 220? if my temps are still low?
yes, but u will start getting instability at some point. Then it's either the cpu, ram or mobo that is making the computer unstable. Then either downclock it to a stable speed or start increasing the voltages. But keep in mind that increasing the voltages can destroy the parts.
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I think Ill leave it at 220 lol, Thanks for your help
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You're welcome, I have a 3500 socket 939 and I don't even overclock mine at all, although maybe I should just a bit, they are still good processors for now, even at stock speeds.
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Yeah I agree, lovely, you can multi task slightly too before it come unstable.
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I would try to keep your 3500+ under 50c
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Default Re: Overclocking AMD64 3500+

You might want to download prime95 and speedfan, so you can really check if its stable or not, and it's temps at max load. I would run it for around 6 hours, if you don't have time, just run it before you go to bed. Both are easily found on Google.

Oh, and I have my 3500 at 2.55 Ghz, but i'm running liquid cooling.
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