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I need some overclocking advise

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September 7, 2008 9:33:33 AM

Hi everybody,

I need some advise with overclocking my system.

I don't want to do that much, but I want it to run 1:1.

According to cpuz it's 5:6 now.

I read a few things about changing settings in the bios, but I'm not sure what to do.

This is my system:

Asus P5Q
Intel C2D e8400
Geil 4gb 800Mhz
Asus 9800GTX+
Arctic Freezer 7 Pro cooler

Oh yes and another question. :) 
The memory package says it's Cas.4 and I ordered it as memory with timings 4-4-4-12, but when I look in cpuz in the memory tab it says Cas# Latency (CL) 5.0 clocks, RAS# to CAS# Delay 5 clocks etc etc, so it looks like it's 5-5-5-15???

I hope somebody can guide me through the bios settings a little to get it to work 1:1.

Thanks in advance! :p 

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September 7, 2008 10:15:56 AM

Ok, so I found a few other sites and now I've set it up like this.

FSB: 400
C1E & Speedstep disabled
PCI-e spectrum disabled

Now it's 1:1 in cpu-z and running @ 3600Mhz.

Core Temps (Real Temp): 33 degrees Celcius

Looks ok to me, because I read posts about temp above 50 with similar settings.

About the memory timings, I've read something about the timings that 4-4-4-12 and 5-5-5-15 doesn't make that much of difference?

So I think I'll leave it at this, unless somebody says I should go further to get more out of it without stressing it too much.
September 7, 2008 10:16:36 AM

well, the E8400 at stock is 333Mhz, and your RAM is 400 (800 double data rate)

most motherboards auto detect RAM at 5-5-5-15 you will have to manually set it to 4-4-4-12. to get a 1:1 ratio you will have to either underclock your RAM or overclock your CPU.
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September 7, 2008 10:19:16 AM

Ok, then I will manually set the memory to 4-4-4-12.

And I have the 1:1 now I've set the FSB to 400.

September 7, 2008 11:14:18 AM

lol i didn't even realise that you had posted that comment before mine :p  glad to help :)