Haha. You ask for the safest way to overclock but put a rad in a fridge! Seriously though, that's cool. (cf)Eclipse on these forums recently did an experiment where he forced all the cool outside air towards his rad... he actually managed to hit negative temps on his CPU.
Regardless, just grab a program like RivaTuner and go to the overclocking tab and raise up the core and memory clocks and keep going until you find something stable. I'd start by raising each 5MHz at a time, until the card either crashes or you see artifacts.
Or.. download nTune and let it overclock the card for you, which may be the easiest way:
ok i have a amn 3200 its running at 2.08 ghz what the highest it can go
ht freq 5x
cpu freq 207
k8 cpu x10
ddr clock auto
pci clock 100mhz
robust grafic auto
cpu volts 1.50 v
ht link +0.1v
ddr volt +0.1v
heat is no problem its cool can any one help me get this thing maxed speed is the key to frags poor noobs
any help would be appreciated thx
Did he put on dielectrice grease or anything? Because if condensation formed his CPU would have gone poof.
cpu volts 1.50 v
Remember though, the higher the clock speed the more voltage you'll need. I've seen people getting 3GHz but having to use 1.6v or higher for the core. Even if you kept the temperatures down, running it at a voltage that high will have an effect on the lifespan of the cpu.
The Venice cores have the E3 stepping. My Opteron 150 has the Venus core and is E4.
Oh, you're talking about the actual date and manufacturing coding. Mine's a CABGE somethin somethin. He'd have to remove the heatsink to find that out. If you're up for it Kronaz, take a peak.