I have built this: Asus A8N-E mobo
Seagate 250 gb SATA HD 8mb cache
AMD Athlon 4000+ cpu
Antec 1050B case with 500w SP power supply
OCZ PC3200 512 x 2 ram, Performance series
Asus Nvidia 6600 silencer 256 mb vid card
Lite-on Dual-layer DVD burner
Lite-on DVD Rom
XP Pro os
It runs at 33*C at idle, and I, being new to all of this, was wondering what overclock settings would be safe (or close to safe) on a system like this. Sorry if this question is beat to death, but like I said, This is my first REAL comp. and I don't want to blow it up. I have read the overclock sticky's but I am still unsure where to start. I do have the ASUS Ai booster and it reads the FSB at 876. As far as manual tuning, I'm not sure what the external freqency and the multiplier should be set to. As well as the CPU and memory voltage should be set to, or, if I should use BIOS settings instead. There is also the ASUS SmartDoctor to overclock the video card, but again, I don't know where to set it at. My gaming on this unit is mild, but I would like it to operate quickly when on-line and while watching streaming videos. I use a cable connection line that gives me 700-800 Mb/s regularly.
Your help will be appreciated, Thanks.