Originally Posted by name='irtehbobert'
Hi. Wonder if you could all help me. I have the 4200+ and being the n00b i am i downclocked it. i have a gigabyte m55S-S3 mobo and just wondered what i need to get the most i can out of my processor without oblitorating it. i have a
Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro V2 On it atm
help would be much appreciated.
Hey good to hear from you - I am by no means an expert - I suppose the OC you can achieve really is unique to each processor, as every one will clock differently. It seems I must have a pretty good chip to get up to 3GHz, but as I understand it the average OC for a 4200+ would be around the 2.6-2.7GHz mark.
The easiest way to do this would simply be to up the FSB (The HTT Link SPeed is the same thing) Leave the multiplier at 11x so you can achieve a higher clock with a lower FSB - Also I would suggest upping the voltage to around 1.45V or somewhere around that mark and up your case fans quite high to keep the chip cool.
If you want your memory running faster then drop the multi down to 10x and your RAM will get a larger dividend of the HTT speed and will run faster.
Tips basically are don't go too high if your hardware isn't up to the job (crap RAM will not OC well) and make sure you have enough airflow to keep it all cool.
Hope this helps.