Hi, I'm new to overclocking and need some advice...
My system specs:
E6600 @ 2.4ghz (default)
Scythe Kama Angle Cooler + 2x 80mm case fans and an 80mm hole
Elitegroup P965T-A V1.08b
EVGA GTX260 216 SSC
4gb DDR2 800 RAM (2x1gb OCZ, 1x2gb Ebuyer value)
650w Hiper PSU
I fancy overclocking my processor, so I bought and installed the cooler without looking at my BIOS options first. Yeah I know.
So now I find my options extremely limited - I can choose from a number of FSB speeds (along with some other values I don't recognise), all but one of the options are default or lower. The other option is 333mhz.
As I understand it, this would take the CPU to roughly 3ghz. I'd be happy with this, but from what I have read it's best to overclock in small steps - and 266 to 333 is not what I'd call a small step!
Aside from buying a better mobo, what are my options? The BIOS is as it was when I bought the PC, I don't know how to update it or even if this would help? What are the actual dangers of choosing the 333mhz option straight? What do you advise, oh great ones?