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overclocking an Athlon 64 X2 4200+


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So Call of Duty 4 is officially the first game that I can't max out on my machine. It's very sad. Now, I don't have any money or desire to buy new parts for my system, but I have a liquid-cooled processor. The hottest it's ever run in the middle of intense gaming is a little less than 45 degrees Celsius. How would I go about overclocking it to a faster yet still very safe speed? I know I have to go somewhere in the BIOS, but the last thing I want to do is irreversible damage. Right now I'm running about 2.2 GHz (stock speed) and I'm told I should be able to make it to 3.2 GHz safely, but is that too much? I was considering around 2.6 or 2.8 GHz. Keep in mind that this is my only computer and I use it for more than gaming, so if something gets damaged, I lose my whole life in a sense.
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What are your other specs? It is not likely that your CPU is what is holding you back.
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3 GB DDR400 RAM (impossible to upgrade to faster RAM without doing a complete system overhaul), GeForce 7900 GTX 512 MB...I think those are the only other specs that matter.
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Maybe this would help:

http://www.geekstogo...ock-t11177.html
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