Here is my system: E7200 Corsair 650w 4gb 800mhz (5-4-4-15) OCZ 680i LT XFX 9800GTX XFX Antec p182 Case 4 120mm fans cooling ThermalTake Big Typhoon XV 2 160gb WD HDD.
Alright so I have a few questions about how to overclock this thing, currently its running at 3.53ghz.... Idle is: 45c and load is about 55c. Is that too hot for this processor? Second off I would love to see this thing hit like 4ghz. But with the 680i (its suppose to be a great overclocker) people say oh put the FSB to 400mhz with the 9.5 multiplier and youll get 3.8ghz. My question though for the 680i is the FSB doesnt adjust like 400mhz, I have to put it around 1500mhz to put it at 3.53. If I hike of the bus speed past that to push it, it just crashes. I have the memory on the rate 5-4-4-15 and running at 900mhz. Should I adjust the mhz of the memory at all? The Voltage is also at a 1.325volts. Thanks!
More aboute7200 overclocking weird board
Check out the overclocking guide in the forum sticky list.
any other helpful tips?
I'd say you have a respectable E7200 OC. Quality of the CPU/MB/RAM effect how far you can push them, but you should be able to keep this OC running 24/7 without your CPU having an early death..