Ok, im getting the e6600 on the 22nd when it drops in price. Im just wanting to make sure im understanding how to overclock it. I have read the guide and just want to check settings real quick with everyone. My specs are below.
MSI P6N SLI-FI mobo 650i
Artic Silver 5 thermal compound
OCZ Platinum Revision 2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
Sunbeam Transformer IC-TR-BA Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case (comes with 120mm exhaust fan, 2 80mm fans in the side, 1 80mm fan on top, and i added another 120mm intake fan in the front.)
OCZ gamexstream 700w PSU
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (Perpendicular Recording) 250gb
Ok now if i do the following settings will it be a good mix and am i missing something?
Memory Multiplier = 2
FSB = 400
CPU multipler = 8
memory times 5-5-5-15 2.2V
or should i set the mulitpler to 9 and play with the FSB lower. I figured with the 800 ram i should set the FSB to 400 to make it 1:1
you can't just enter those settings and boom your system is overclocked. You have to increase it slightly, making sure your load temps are not to high and that your cooling is sufficient.
It would be smarter for you if you can to run your FSB at 400 with your memory and cpu still running at a 1:1 ratio, so yes the 8x multiplier would be better. You'll may also have to increase voltage...its more than just change a few settings, alot more time and effort must be put in to ensure your system will work correctly. i mean you are overclocking your cpu, therefore voiding your warranty on your cpu.