Ok, I am a complete newb, I've never overclocked before, I have gone through and changed settings that people have suggested, afterwards, I rght click my computer, go to properties, and the clock speed still says 2.67gzh...
Can someone give me a headsup on how I should do this
I am running
P6T Deluxe OC Palm
Core i7 920 Nahlaem
OCZ DDR3 6GB
What are you using to monitor your temp? Download OCCT 3.0.1 and run that for an hour. Select CUSTOM and run a LARGE DATASET, HIGH PRIORITY, and check the Hyperthreading box. This will cook your CPU and make sure it's running ok.
Are you using the stock cooler? if so, 3.8 is a bit high.
The temps you have, if from Coretemp or RealTemp seem fine. But idle doesnt really mean much if you are topping out 90C on full load.
If you go with a water cooler, the Coolit Domino seems to be popular. But i'm not a water fan. I prefer air, something about a container of liquid in my PC doesn't sit right even though its self contained.
I have a Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme 1366, which I really like. I also really like the CoolerMaster V8, which I would have bought if i didnt get the thermalright free from a buddy who went water.
Also another question;
with the P6T Deluxe
I know it has some sort of memory management
Is each ram suppose to be in each channel
IE: 3 2gb Sticks in
Dim 1: Ram
Dim 2: Empty
Dim 3: Ram
Dim 4: Empty
Dim 5: Ram
Dim 6: empty
So, I over clocked to 3.8 and it blue screened on me, I turned it down to 3.6 and it ran fine. I am benchmarking it right now. I only ran a 6m OCCT check on both, and at the 5->4 min is when 3.8 BSOD on me. The idle temp for the 3.6 is right around 42-44c. I am a bit unsure if my voltage and such is set right; after this BM runs I'll post the info here and let you judge.
Thanks for all your help btw Jay
So here is my overclock
And here is the CoreTemp reading
Now, I am utterly sick of typing on this HP mini laptop; I am going back to my desktop ;p