If you come to this board asking this question, read this first... This is mostly targeted at the newbies here, who are looking at trying to overclock. In all shortness, if you can't answer these questions and demonstrate basic knowledge of a CPU, chipset, memory, etc. then you have no business overclocking. [8:33pm] <@StormBringer> in which case, they should leave the cover on the case and go back to looking at pr0n 1.) Shawn is running an Athlon XP with an FSB of 266MHz and a multiplier of 13. What is it's clock speed? 2.) What two components of your system board does the Frontside Bus connect? 3.) Every communication, every process (including the storage of data and instructions) in a computer is a series of _____ and ____? 4.) What should you always do before touching any component inside a computer? 5.) Why would your PCI devices interfere with raising your FSB? Of course, you could still overclock without knowing these questions. This only serves as a baseline for rudimentary knowledge that you should have before tweaking out your computer. If you want to, go ahead. [cliche] Just don't come crying back to me when you fry your new XP 3200+ because it got too hot. Or you tried unlocking it :haha: :giddy: Check out that "Guru" thread from a while back...the more you learn, the less you think you know. So if you think you know almost everything about computers, or even if you think you know enough to overclock, then you really don't. As a general rule of thumb (anyone see the deleted scenes from Boondock Saints?)...If you don't know how to overclock, don't bother trying to ask us how. If you need someone to tell you exactly what options in the BIOS to change to overclock, no way, you're not there yet. Not even close. Answers...(you shouldn't need them) 1.) 1729MHz (Which would be an Athlon XP 2100+) 2.) CPU & Memory, plus just about every other component in your computer rolleyes: MrG) 3.) zeroes and ones (Binary) 4.) Always properly ground yourself and unplug the power cable 5.) The PCI bus is linked to the FSB in speed, and raises with it. Thus, your PCI devices may fail under the higher speed.