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Overclocking with Gigabyte EasyTune6

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September 30, 2008 4:15:37 AM

Any have any thoughts on using this program to Overclock. I got an EP45-DS3L motherboard from Gigabyte and am trying to overclock my Intel C2D E6300 because I was told I would have good success overclocking it. I have moved the FSB up to 295 from 265 and the voltage up just on click on the slider. Putting me up to 2.07GHz from 1.86GHz. Thats about as far as I can go. If I add any more to the FSB and voltage windows freezes. Am I limited on overclocking because of the program or is it another issue? I was hoping to get to 2.4GHz-2.8GHZ becasue from what I've read it should be no problem.
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September 30, 2008 10:44:39 AM

Dont use softwares for OC'ng.Use BIOS because it has alot more options and you can OC better with it.
Read the guide in this forum it will help u alot.
October 7, 2008 3:47:16 AM

If it's anything like easytune5 STAY AWAY!!! easytune5 sucked. I second Maziar's motion
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January 17, 2010 4:52:24 PM

Then for once, do you guys want to actually help instead of suggesting to stay away from EasyTune 6? Because I myself am wondering how to overclock with a damn Gigabyte Mobo because its confusing. If I up the Host CPU Clock Frequency, the damn memory clock frequency goes up too. So Ex.(If I change the frequency for cpu clock to 210, then [DRAM] memory frequency goes up too! 667-700)
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January 18, 2010 12:11:16 PM

Patience, Grasshopper. Couldn't resist. :D 

This should be your first stop.
HOWTO: Overclock C2Q (Quads) and C2D (Duals) - Guide v1.6.1
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/240001-29-howto-overc...

Shadow's Gigabyte motherboard OC guide:
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/page-245679_11_0.ht...
It's for an EP35-DS3L but all the Gigabyte Core2 BIOS's are similar.

Go through the guides. Then first thing you should do is go into the BIOS and change the System Memory Multiplier from AUTO to 2.00B or 2.00D - whichever you need to set the Memory Frequency to twice the FSB. Then when you increase the FSB, the memory clock will rise in step with it.

Warning - confusion factor between what the BIOS calls things and what CPUZ calls things. What the BIOS calls "memory frequency" is actually the memory clock. What CPUZ calls "memory frequency" is half the memory clock - DDR2 RAM, remember? It transfers two chuncks of data each bus cycle. What you want in CPUZ is a 1:1 FSB:RAM ratio.

Overclocking memory doesn't accomplish much besides limiting your CPU overclock where the real speed comes from.

BTW, I have found Intel Core2 Gigabyte motherboards pretty easy to overclock.
System summary:
GA-EP45-UD3P | Q9550 OC'd to 3.6 GHz (425 MHz X 8.5) C3 stepping :( 
GA-EP45-UD3L | Q6600 OC'd to 3.6 GHz (400 MHz X 9)
GA-EP35-DS3P | E5200 OC'd to 3.78 GHz (315 MHz X 12)
GA-G41m-ES2L| E5200, stock, on loan to sis-in-law

Or maybe I am just really familiar with them.
February 23, 2010 2:34:30 AM

jsc said:
Patience, Grasshopper. Couldn't resist. :D 

This should be your first stop.
HOWTO: Overclock C2Q (Quads) and C2D (Duals) - Guide v1.6.1
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/240001-29-howto-overc...

Shadow's Gigabyte motherboard OC guide:
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/page-245679_11_0.ht...
It's for an EP35-DS3L but all the Gigabyte Core2 BIOS's are similar.

Go through the guides. Then first thing you should do is go into the BIOS and change the System Memory Multiplier from AUTO to 2.00B or 2.00D - whichever you need to set the Memory Frequency to twice the FSB. Then when you increase the FSB, the memory clock will rise in step with it.

Warning - confusion factor between what the BIOS calls things and what CPUZ calls things. What the BIOS calls "memory frequency" is actually the memory clock. What CPUZ calls "memory frequency" is half the memory clock - DDR2 RAM, remember? It transfers two chuncks of data each bus cycle. What you want in CPUZ is a 1:1 FSB:RAM ratio.

Overclocking memory doesn't accomplish much besides limiting your CPU overclock where the real speed comes from.

BTW, I have found Intel Core2 Gigabyte motherboards pretty easy to overclock.
System summary:
GA-EP45-UD3P | Q9550 OC'd to 3.6 GHz (425 MHz X 8.5) C3 stepping :( 
GA-EP45-UD3L | Q6600 OC'd to 3.6 GHz (400 MHz X 9)
GA-EP35-DS3P | E5200 OC'd to 3.78 GHz (315 MHz X 12)
GA-G41m-ES2L| E5200, stock, on loan to sis-in-law

Or maybe I am just really familiar with them.


Meh... thanks for trying to help, but I figured it out on my own :D 
All I had to do was change the CPU Multiplier, (stock for me was x16, 3.2Ghz) I changed it to x19 (3.8 Ghz) :) 
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