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a little help please

Discussion in 'Memory' started by sli noob, 7 Feb 2006.

  1. sli noob


    Joined: 30 Oct 2005

    Posts: 32

    expecting my 2gb memory kit today.have gone for the g-skill zx kit as the tight timings seem to appeal to amd 64 owners.could some 1 give me a starting point as an oc newbie,to achieve a little o/c of my system without too much risk.have read many threads and i,m getting confused.system specs as below.thanks

    amd 64 3200 winnie
    asus an8 sli
    2gb g-skill zx pc3200
    Last edited: 7 Feb 2006
  2. sli noob


    Joined: 30 Oct 2005

    Posts: 32

    a reply or two would be great
  3. Admiral Huddy


    Joined: 17 Feb 2003

    Posts: 29,509

    Location: Chelmsford & Broadgate

    It' a big subject. It's not as simple as just upping a few Mhz here and there. You have to be aware of not only the changes you are making but the knock on affects with other components in the system so it's vital you have a good understanding of what's what and whyfores etc.

    This months Customs PC has an excellant begineers guide to overclocking as their main feature, which is spread in two parts. It'll give you some good starting points but more importantly, a good idea as to what's really going on.

  4. sli noob


    Joined: 30 Oct 2005

    Posts: 32

    thanks for the reply,will try to get hold of that copy.overclocking is a subject which confuses the hell out of me,and i would love to understand it more.reading these forums has helped but that 1st step is a little scary :p :D
  5. Larok


    Joined: 30 Oct 2005

    Posts: 340

    increase you fsb to 220mhz in 5mhz steps, keep your fingers crossed!
  6. smids


    Joined: 18 Dec 2004

    Posts: 6,660

    Location: London/Kent

    What about HTT multi, the RAM and Vcore as well as Vdimm? CPU multi too, if just testing the RAM...

    See, it's not easy unless you know what you are doing. I have a guide on P7 of the Overclocking for newbies sticky at the top of the Overclocking and Cooling section. Might be worth a gander.

    Basically, doing the above without knowing what you are doing could fudge your Windows installation...
    Last edited: 9 Feb 2006
  7. Defcon5


    Joined: 4 Sep 2005

    Posts: 6,424

    Location: Whitwood, West Yorks

    Yeah, dont save anything immportant, you will need to reinstall, only way to learn properly is by making mistakes.