I'd not bother about underclocked ram. You can afford to OC your cores some for normal usage, nothing you do will heat them up as much as prime95.
Thank you for the prompt response, i will now overclock my cpu to 3.0GHZ and my ram to 900MHZ i will reply with idle temps and also thanks for the info about prime95 i had a hunch nothing would use 100% of each core.
Woah not so fast. The secret to a nice overclock is small increments. Try 2.75-2.80
I'll wait for your results.:P
Overclocked cpu to 3.0GHZ and ram is now upto 900MHZ
Idle temps are now
core 0 = 55 core 1 = 55 core 2 = 46 core 3 = 46
Im a little nervous to run prime95 is this idle temp ok? should i try to go further? or be happy with that.
oh.. opps i ran off and started playing around sorry
Idle temps are quite high, I'd take it down a peg, or check temps under normal loads. Play a game.
just downloading a game to test.
Idle temp is.. still rising...
core 0 = 59 core 1 = 59 core 2 = 51 core 3 = 51
Time to go to 2.8 :P
well... what a mess around..
down clocked down to 2.8GHZ and temps jumped to 130c on all cores and computer wouldn't turn on until i removed cmos battery and put cpu back to 2.6GHZ.. temps are back at 44-34c
Jumped to 130c? That makes no sense lol. Are you sure you didn't add a 0 here or there?
yeah i agree, i shut down went into bios changed multiplier from 375 x 8 to 350 x 8 and rebooted go to desktop and checked core temp and all cores were sitting at 130c! flashing at me!