first thing, here is not the best place for advice on oc'ing. Go to Overclockers.com because here you're asking various people and can get limited
results. On those forums you can get specific replies to a specific mobo/cpu.
I modded my cpu once from advice from there, using speaker wire (I kid you not) to mod the bsel and was able to hit 3ghz on a 1.6ghz chip.
You're really playing with your hardware in ways it's not meant to be played with doing things like that.
one piece of advice I will give you is .. Increment slowly. Test thoroughly. If the board and chip are meant to be stressed a little, you have room to
move. Always check temps. You will need to increase voltage to the chip if you want to see significant improvement, and that maks it hotter. Your
front side bus can affect your video card and your ram, so you need to make sure they are ok with what you're doing.
I remember the days when a 486 had a jumper on board... to change it from 25mhz to 50mhz.. lol.. how easy was it back then,
If you have the cash to replace something, you can be safe. You won't kill anything in all likelyhood, but you just need to be aware of what you
Overclockers will know much much more about it, especially if it's a board made to be pushed. I'm still using my q6600 chip at 2.9ghz as it fritzes at
3ghz, and I'm only getting about 20% increase in improvement, these chips are made to burn hot too. my mobo is the limitation. SATA is too fickle when
your fsp is pumping it out, and can dazzle them to not work.
your ram timings need to be taken into consideration too, which can only be determined by you with the default timings and make etc etc, there is a
lot to consider before you leap ahead.
having said that, you can do small jumps and not have to worry about any of that.
But if your game is not happy with 8gb ram and a 3ghz chip.. try game settings first. sometimes you don't even notice the flowery things that take up
so much resources if they're turned off.. no game on my pc runs at a loss. I tweak the game and never notice a lack of detail...
edit on 2-7-2012 by mainidh because: apologies for the typos.. lol it's cold!!