I have 4GB of 677mhz Corsair RAM - I'm going to get 800mhz sometime soon. Running Vista Ultimate x64
The problem is that when I boot the computer, the moboard posts the CPU as a Core 2 Duo E8500 @ 2.50ghz (333 x 7.5). Obviously I have something configured wrong in the BIOS. I've flashed to the latest BIOS off of gigabyte's site, and both gigabyte and intel claim to support the CPU/moboard combo.
Its not speed-step doing anything, is it? Since it posts as a lower clock speed CPU?
Do I need to force the multiplier to 9.5? I was hoping I could just plug the CPU in and let it chug away for now - I'm just getting into this whole overclocking and high-end computer world. I'm more of a software guy.
My temps are 45 - 50 C under normal load.
I don't think its my PSU - I have a 700 watt Coolmax PSU.
well. My e8500 idles in the 30-40 range and when I'm gaming it runs in the 50-58 range... While searching, I found all temps in the 60's and below should be safe.
I got my e8500 @ 4.27ghz with my Zalman 9700hsf