Hey guys, I'm just a newbie. I have some questions about overclocking, hope you guys can help me.
I already overclock the CPU to 4.26GHz and my desktop's 3D Mark06 Score is 8432. CPU temperature:28c.(After overclock) FSBRAM 2:3 CPU core voltage 1.184
This is my System.
CPU: Pentium D 965 EE 3.73GHz
Heatsink: Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme CPU Cooler with 120mm fan
Motherboard: ASUS Striker Extreme 680i
RAM: Crucial Ballistix 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 4GB (http://www.newegg.com/Product/...?Item=N82E16820146565)
Video Card: BFG Tech Geforce 8800 GTS 640MB OC2 (Single Card)
Power Supply: BFG Tech 800 Watt
Case Fan 120mm x 3 (Front, Side and Black)
I want to overclock the CPU and ram to get higher 3D Mark06 Score. (More than 10000, at least) (CPU FSB: 1333) (DDR2 1066) or (Clocks Bus Speed 400MH)
but I don know how to set these up in the BIOS system. Anyone knows how to do it?
I already updated the BIOS.
Phoenix Technologies, LTD
ASUS StrikerExtreme ACPI BIOS Revision 1203
CAS#Latency 5.0 clocks
RAS#toCAS#Delay 5 clocks
RAS#Precharge 5 clocks
Cycle Time 18 clocks
Bank Cycle Time 23 clocks
Command Rate 2T
Do you "play" on CPU multiplier while OCing or only FSB ?
In simple way, to reach 1333 FSB you just need to change the FSB into 333.
Try to reduce the multiplier into 12 and make the FSB into 333, you'll get 4GHz.
I don't see this as happening because of three things:
1. 3dmark06 is less dependant on CPU rather than GPU
2. You are running your chip at or near the highest it is going to get constrained by heat and architectural limitations (I'm assuming you meant 28c idle)
3. Your chip uses a very inefficient architecture
On the whole it's not a huge loss, seeing as you are running a synthetic benchmark which doesn't mean nearly anything towards real world performance. I wouldn't lose sleep over it, but if you'd really like to hit 10,000 marks, for whatever reason, I suggest buying a chip with a newer architecture such as a 6000+ or a Core 2 of any kind.
Do I need to increase voltage to OC FSB 1333? how much?
you would need to test that for yourself. Start by moving up the FSB a few Mhz at a time and testing with 2 instances of http://www.mersenne.org/freesoft.htm if they are stable and within a good range of temperature for 20 minutes or so, I would move up.
Do you guys think I can survive with this CPU in the next one or two years for the high end games?
I think that would be reasonable, depending on settings, but your GPU would be more determinate of what frame rate and at what quality setting you could run at.
What about the Memory? I think I want to OC to DDR2-900. How to set this up? Need increase voltage? How much?
I would not recommend OC'ing your memory past a 1:1 ratio with the FSB, this can sometimes degrade performance.