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    Overclocking an Athlon XP3000+

    Hi

    I have an Athlon XP3000+ in my computer at the moment.

    I am totally new to the world of overclocking, and i was wondering if anyone could give me some pointers/advise to get me going on making my CPU bleed a little and get some more power out of it

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    you're currently running at 10.5multiplier * 200mhz.

    11 * 200 will be easy and get you up to 3200+ speed.

    but give the motherboard brand and model or computer brand / model.

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    Im going to haver a look what the board in it is... and by overclocking, do i risk frying the chip? and do i need extra cooling?

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    You risk frying the chip if you are reckless. Take it slow (a few Mhz at a time), make sure you have a decent cooler on the CPU, check temps all the time whilst experimenting, and you will be Ok.

    Asa for extra cooling... well, you need a decent case airflow and cooling, and a good cpu cooler. You don't need to spend £600 on a watercooling rig to overclocker a 3000+ to a 3200+ though.

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    You only need better cooling if you add more volts, this adds heat so better cooling is needed to keep it stable.

    If you are just playing around with the fsb/multi with the stock voltage you do not need better cooling.

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    Thanks for the advise lads

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