Re: quick question with my specs
Oh jeez. Overclocking is a VERY lengthy process that can really make you quite frustrated.
You have to alter the FSB speed in your BIOS, because that is what all of your components communicate off of.
But then you have the RAM issue, where you may need to overclock that as well and mess with the voltages.
Just go into your BIOS and find where (and if) you can change the FSB speed, and start increasing it by small increments, rebooting each time you increase. Then make sure your system boots, and when you raise it significantly run some sort of pcmark test to be sure the system is stable.
You SHOULDN'T run the risk of damaging your system. If you mess up, the computer will know and it will alert you of it. It will also usually restore the BIOS to the default settings.
So just be careful and be sure you have enough cooling, especially if you are changing any voltages. Always monitor your CPU temp, RAM temp, case temp, etc. There are plenty of programs to do this; even your BIOS.
But overclocking is pretty different for every person.
CPU - AMD Phenom X4 9500 2.2 GHZ
Motherboard - MSI MS-7374
Chipset - nVidia nForce 750a Sli
RAM - 6GB PC2-6400
Video Card - NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS