right, first of all im a newbee when it comes to overclocking but I read in the forums that with a E6600 if you raise the CPU Host frequency from 255 to 333 you can get a gain from 2.4gig to 3gig, so I did just that and my Mem Frequency jumped from 667 to 833, I left System Volage Control and System Mem multiplier on AUTO and my CPU clock rate is 6x.
Im not sure of voltage controls and have never stuffed around with them so want to know if I have to or is this sufficient, in CPU Z it still reads my E6600 as 2.4 but in my computer properties it reads 2.4g - 3.0g???
so is this the right way or is there more to it? and if there is Please tell me if I have to manually set the voltage to ram or is AUTO fine. any help appreciated
Yep, mem ratio needs to be at 1:1. If you list what type of MB you have, folks will have an easier time telling you exactly what the BIOD setting is. For example on ASUS boards it lists the speed, so once you get your FSB to 333 you change memory to 666 (it goes up and down with FSB setting).
Also, you need to get the CPU multiplier back up to 9 in order to run your CPU at 3.0GHz. With FSB at 333 and multiplier at 6, you've actually underclocked your CPU down to 2.0GHz.
Download Intel TAT (Thermal Analysis Tool). You'll need it (or something like it) anyway to test temperatures and it will show you your CPU's actual speeds.
And most of all, understand and expect that you have lots of tweaking to do in the days ahead. :-)