Originally Posted by Mr. F
I heard that's a bad idea. jac or Alvino?
Hahaha... nice, I like your thinking. Yeah, stock cooling oc'ing can get very dangerous. The D is not an oc'ing cpu. With a fan such as a zalman, like this: ZALMAN CNPS7700-CU 120mm 2 Ball Cooling Fan - Retail at Newegg.com
yeah, you might be able to oc a little bit over the normal rate. You could do more, but the cpu would get pretty hot. To be a hardcore oc'er, you need to either have liquid cooling or phase change cooling. Phase change is the best and the most expensive, but liquid cooling will do the job well. HOwever, both solutions can get messy or can leak if not done properly, etc. A fan pointing towards an open case would probably help the gpu, but not the cpu. You need a constant, direct air-flow to really cool the cpu properly. Stock cooling I don't suggest oc, again. Just a bad idea. Plus, if you don't know how to oc, things can melt. Like the cpu. And the motherboard. And others things. There are a lot of things involved in oc'ing. It's not just "oh, let's make the cpu ghz level a little higher and that's it". No. You have to increase the ram speed, among others. Keep in mind, when youíre doing this yourself, youíre going to want to take baby steps to find your maximum overclock. Also chipset voltage and HT voltage have to be increased, if it applies. Also, the multiplier. The multiplier times the clock frequency (CPU frequency) equals your processorís new clock speed. There is more, too, but none here. Unless most of what I said makes sense, I would suggest that you do not oc until you have an adequate understanding and you have excellent cooling. Hope this helps.