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some problem after overclocking - anyone can help

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January 4, 2007 9:14:36 PM

my pc spec:
core 2 duo e6400@370x8
kingston 2g ddr2-667 ram 5-5-5-15
gigabyte p965-ds4 f5

vcore 1.375v
vDimm +0.3v
vMCH +.1v
vFSB +.1v

FSP:RAM 1:1

sp2004 7hours test, all time cpu usage 100%, still on going
but the temperature is my main concern

idle around 40°C, 50% around 53-54°C, full load 65°C stable

and the windows boot up speed is slower than before, a little longer time spend on the welcome screen.

is that OK?

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January 4, 2007 9:44:09 PM

well after ocing my e6300 i found out that loading windows and post was indeed slightly slower, but in all other respects it was MUCH faster. so i think that part is ok.

65 isnt bad, its pretty warm, but it should be ok if it doesnt go any higher. if you want a few degrees cooler put some arctic silver 5 on it.
January 4, 2007 10:05:28 PM

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Change your Ratio there. It's taking longer because your RAM is running much slower. If the FSB to RAM ratio is at 1:1 right now what does that put your RAM speed at? Please don't tell me your running Cas 5 RAM.


ram setting

370x2
5-5-5-15

as the guide said:
When 1FSB:1RAM is overclocked above the rated frequency of your RAM use the following values
Timing: 5-5-5-15
vDIMM: 2.2V

but thing is when i set auto the cpuz still pick up 5-5-5-15, so i think that is the default setting.

what is the problem??
what should i do??
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January 4, 2007 10:15:25 PM

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Are the stock times 5-5-5-15? If not then you may want to manuely set them to there stock timings.


i think yes. that is the stock times 5-5-5-15@667

as at the first time when i try cpu 333x8, i leave the setting in bois as auto, only change the vDIMM +.3v and the Ram mutipler to 2.

cpuz still pick up it as 5-5-5-15

is that right??

if so what i can do ??
January 4, 2007 10:26:31 PM

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Buy better RAM.

Othere then that everything about your OC is looking pretty good.


oh, man i just got it 2 weeks ago

anyway, any good ram you can recom?
January 5, 2007 5:56:15 AM

Dont panic about the memory yet. You might still be able to tighten up the settings after giving the memory a little more juice than stock volts. If that doesnt work, still dont panic. People around here look at memory timings like people used to view power supplies. If your overclock is stable, memory running a 1:1 ratio, and at 1T then 5-5-5-15 wont hurt you unless you are a synthetic benchmark monger :D 
January 5, 2007 6:01:57 AM

i got some other question

cpu temp 41
core 1 temp 53
core 2 temp 53
from everest 2006

is that too hot??

and my ram s/n is kvr66702n5k2/2G
is that mean it is a 2G ram??
i got 2 of them, so why windows only pick up 2G??
January 5, 2007 6:05:14 AM

Oh hey, back to your main concern...what kind of airflow have you got in your case? 1-2 fans? More? Size? Whats set to intake and whats set to exhaust?
January 5, 2007 6:07:24 AM

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Oh hey, back to your main concern...what kind of airflow have you got in your case? 1-2 fans? More? Size? Whats set to intake and whats set to exhaust?

only 1 fan about 15cm
it come with the case
and i leave of side of the case open, for better airflow

and now i set ram setting as all auto except the vDIMM +.3v
cpuz pick up as 5-6-6-18
ram running at 370*2

and i lower the vcore to 1.325v
January 5, 2007 6:16:50 AM

Close your case. This will usually lower temps over leaving the case open because it improves airflow over components. Does your case have a grill on the front to allow for good air intake? If not, take off an unused drivebay cover.
January 5, 2007 6:20:46 AM

Overclocking = Heat. Good airflow is essential. You might consider adding another fan. I know Ive seen some good posts about airflow here and at anandtech. Hope you get your temps down :) 
January 5, 2007 6:20:54 AM

actualy i put it on my desk
the back of my pc is the window
and i leave the window open a little bit to make better airflow
January 5, 2007 6:28:26 AM

Oh yeah, if you are still worried about those memory timings, you will need to change them in the bios manually. The Auto setting wont do that for you. Read up on the memory guides though before you change the settings.
January 5, 2007 6:36:48 AM

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Oh yeah, if you are still worried about those memory timings, you will need to change them in the bios manually. The Auto setting wont do that for you. Read up on the memory guides though before you change the settings.


i have close the case but the core temp is still 52

is that ok??
or i have to lower the frequency??
January 5, 2007 6:49:49 AM

Is that temp at 100% load?
January 5, 2007 6:52:23 AM

no just basic using at the moment
but cpu temp is 41
January 5, 2007 7:05:06 AM

What are you using to measure your load temps? how are you getting to 100% load- 2 instances prime95? Orthos? Have you given your thermal paste time to set in? What thermal paste did you use, and how did you apply it?....Wow, enough questions I need to go to bed. If all else fails, it might still be your airflow. Good luck! :) 
January 5, 2007 7:08:10 AM

Oh wow...and then theres the obvious. Are you using the stock HSF? If you are then consider an aftermarket HSF to improve your temps :D 
January 5, 2007 7:10:49 AM

yes stock fan

is that ok ??

and i am using Orthos

the core temp will go up to 65 at full load
January 5, 2007 7:16:34 AM

check your bios settings and turn off smart fan. With the stock HSF you will need to have the fan at 100% to have any chance at keeping cooler than where you are now. It would be wise to look into an aftermarket cooler.
January 5, 2007 8:11:30 AM

thanks man

what cooler i am looking at if i plan to oc my gpu as well and how much
January 5, 2007 9:15:19 AM

thermalright si-120, si-128 or tuniq tower. stay away from zalman (over-rated)
January 5, 2007 10:16:20 AM

Go with a Zalman 9700 that will lower your CPU temps,but i do agree with the other post about changing your ram to CL4.Most of your heat probs are from Intels stock cooler.Go with the Zalman it will un you around $60 at newegg.
January 5, 2007 10:32:31 AM

well i like the zalmans honestly.

for cpu i would go with the cnps9500, cause the 9700 is too much of a price jump. that should get your temps down real good.

and for gpu fan i would go with the vf700 cause its pretty cheap.