Trying my hand at Overclocking

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Gungrave223
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Ok so im a complete novice when it comes to overclocking but i thought that i would try to overclock my year old Phenom II x2 550/Gigabyte GA-MA 790XT-UD4P.

I read around and a the majority of people said that they manage to overclock it to 3.8GHz , and i understand that this result my vary. I did manage to overclock it to 3,8GHz and ran a 12 hr long stability test and i had no problem but what worries me is the method i used to get it there.

My question is, is it safe to overclock a cpu by decreasing the multiplier, and increase the fbs and voltage?

Tiv
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It's safe to decrease the multiplier. Higher FSB adds more heat and needs more cooling, but helps the over all speed. It's just away to overclock more than just the CPU.

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Oh ok Thank You