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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2005 9:16 pm 
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I'm surprised that there isn't a sticky with a basic How-To: for Overclocking. This would reduce a lot of threads....

Any takers? Cuz I'd love to read it! :)


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2005 9:19 pm 
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It'd take ME a long while to write one; I don't know about others. But why make one when they're so many of them over the internet? :)


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I'll take a stab at it:

HotshotJosh's Overclocking Guide

What is overclocking? It's pushing your CPU faster than it was rated to go.
Backround Info: Your CPU's speed (in MHz) is determined by your Front Side Bus times your CPU multiplier. For example: I have a Pentium 4 2.4Ghz C Processor. My multiplier is 12x and my Front Side Bus is 200MHz. The speed is determined by Multiplier times FSB. 12 x 200 = 2400MHz (2.4GHz).

How do you overclock? The method for today's CPUs is to increase the Front Side Bus since todays CPU multipliers are locked (you can't adjust them). Simply go into your BIOS and look for the Front Side Bus option. You might have to Enable FSB Overclocking or Disable Automatic FSB depending on your BIOS.

What do you need to overclock?
1) A good motherboard
2) High quality RAM with low timings
3) Reliable Power Supply
4) Better cooling option (non-stock Heatsink/Fan -- Thermalright and Zalman are popular 3rd party fans/heatsinks for your CPU)

And that's where I'm going to stop and let someone else explain CAS timings (i.e. go into further detail).


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