Well, im currently OC'ing my CPU,RAM and Graphics Card(with rivatuner).
I cant change a lot of things in my bios, so here are the current levels:
@JumperFree Configuration: CPU Frequency is 350 [100min - 450max]
DRAM Frequency is DDR2-875Mhz(max) [DDR2-525Mhz min.]
PCI Express Frequency is auto.
@CPU Configuration: CPU ratio adjustment is manual, Ratio CMOS Setting is set to 8(max).
@Hardware Monitor the CPU Temp. is 38C, Vcore Voltage 1.184V/1.192V [which i can only change to "Ingored"]
I would like to OC more than this but i dont know until which level it's safe, and what settings to change so that the system stays stable[if it is]. When I reboot it has a delay..it shutdown's and takes at least 2 seconds to start up again. dunno if its voltage issues, cos if it is i dont know where to change it @ bios.
btw, at speedfan's Core temps, idle @ 47/48C, and while playing/rendering video from after effects it reaches 65/66C.
@ the end of the BIOS screen it says "v02.53 bla bla American Megatrends,... " just so u know, cos @ CPU-Z it says a different version.
PowerSupply: 500w Colors atx.
PC Case: ThermalTake Soprano
CPU: Intel core 2 duo E8200 2.66Ghz @2.80Ghz 6MB L2 cache 1333Mhz FSB
Mainboard: ASUS P5GC
RAM: 4GB Kingston DDR2 667Mhz
HD: Samsung 500GB SATA
DVDdrive: Samsung black.
Graphiccard: ASUS nVidia GeForce 9600GT 512MB GDDR3 PCI.E 2.0
Soundcard: OEM Creative X-Fi - XtremeMusic - 24-bit - 192 kHz - 109 dB SNR - 7.1 channel surround
Keyboard: trust media keyboard
Mouse: razer lachesis phantom white
the thing is, i cant change FSB, Voltage and stuff separately. i change the Frequency and it auto changes the other parameters. :S what frequency should i put to hv at least 3.0Ghz? its @ 350 now, max is 450. cheers.
The CPU has a multiplier of 8 so you'll need a FSB of 375 to hit 3.0Ghz, 8 x 375 = 3000. I don't like to see temps above 60C, the temps are little high at 2.8 so I would recommend better cooling(better cooling doesn't mean pricey cooling) before moving further too much. With a cool CPU you'll hit the limits of the MB and RAM before you hit the peak of the CPU.