hello all!! i was hoping to get someones opinion on something. first, my specs: e6400 c2d 2.13 B2stepping--p5w dh deluxe--CB tracers 2x2g ddr2 800 pc6400 (CL-4) 2.2v---ok, currently i am running the cpu at 3.0 (375 x 8) w/ a vcore 1.325,,, ram is at pc5700 750mhz (1:1) 4-4-4-12 timings and 2.2v,,,,i updated the bios from 1901 to 2704 and i can now change my FSB up to 650mhz! now, i dont want to go that far, but i have read (and maybe misunderstood) that the more FSB you can get....the better the cpu will perform??? well, assuming i didnt misunderstand, what if i lower my multiplier to 6 and raise the FSB to 500mhz?? this is of course temperature permitting right now im at 32-35c idle and 65-67c 100% load. and i know i could get those down even a couple degrees with a lil more "tinkering". anyways, i dont want to go any further than the 3.0 clock speed. so in a nutshell....will there be a significant (if any) performance increase between where im at now or by lowering multiplier and raising FSB to 500mhz?? also as far as ram goes im terribly inexperienced, so i would rather not oc it. BUT!!...if it would hinder the overall oc by staying at ddr2 800 AND it can handle being oc'd....ill do it in a second!! LOL! and i guess third (and probably most importantly) can this mobo handle a 2000mhz FSB?? i dont want anyone to think im taking the ez route here by asking all this. i am going to read as much as possible, but the more input i can get, the better!! so thanks in advance for your time.
ur motherboard may not go up that high. it really strains ur fsb and doesnt help very much. use the multiplier u got. i wouldnt go over 1600fsb (400 quad pumped) if u do want to do it. at 400fsb, u can do a 1:1 memory to fsb ratio which optimizes memory i think? may be worth a try, more fsb doesnt hurt, its just harder on ur motherboard. 67c is a little high for 100% load, do u have an after market cooler? i know u can hit 1000mhz at 4-4-4-12 @2.1-2.2 volts on those crucial ballistix tracers. use memtest86+ to check stability as well as orthos or prime95.
thanks gamer for the advice. i too am concerned about my temps. the "32-35c" idle was my temps at my last oc. currently im idling at 40c!! initially i thought this bios was going to be the shiznit, but now im not so sure. right now if i drop the vcore ANY it errors out w/ prime95 pretty quickly. (i have all my NB SB fsbtermvoltg settings at auto. not sure if i set em manually if i could drop a few degrees. ill try. but strangely on the previous bios i was able to run 2.8 (which im happy with) with a 400 x 7 and a vcore at 1.2875. and my temps never got any higher than 60c. but with this bios i cant seem to get that same setting?!?!? as far as cooling, your right, nothin fancy, i got an apevia x-superalien case, its huge!! i keep it nice n tidy for good air flow. it has 6-80mm fans on the case. and i did get an thermaltake 120mm cpu fan. im going to see if i cant get it back down to 2.8 clock with the 400 fsb and lower vcore. thanks again for your help.