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    Overclocking for noobs

    Hi im new here and was thinking about overclock my old q6600 run on just an Air heat sink. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas about how i could go about this??

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: Overclocking for noobs

    It would help to know what motherboard and RAM you have and possibly what power supply as well.
    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
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    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: Overclocking for noobs

    Sorry I have an Asus P5N-E SLI with default bios version 1004, 4 gig of DDR2 PC2-4300. The PSU is a 400w FSP-60GLN.

    Cpu core speed is currently set at 1600MHZ bus is at 266.6 FSB is at 1066.7 multiper is on x6

    Can't think of anything else you might need.

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    Re: Overclocking for noobs

    Multiplier is on 6, have you set this yourself or is that the Intel Speed-Step speed it reports when your not doing anything in Windows ?
    Your RAM speed is going to limit your overclock because when you increase the CPU bus speed (266MHz currently) the RAM speed will increase as does the FSB(less of a problem in this case).

    Anyway, there nothing to stop you highering the CPU bus speed a few MHz and seeing how far you can get, does your Bios allow you to change the voltage of some components such as the DRAM and CPU etc ?
    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
    CAT-THE-FIFTH: "The Antec 300 is a case which has an understated and clean appearance which many people like. Not everyone is into e-peen looking computers which look like a cross between the imagination of a hyperactive 10 year old and a Frog."
    TKPeters: "Off to AVForum better Deal - £20+Vat for Free Shipping @ Scan"
    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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