Help oc my e7200

Hi all,
I am hoping folks can help me out here? I am new to the world of computer tinkering, but I managed to build my own budget rig with much help from the TH community and am now thinking about overclocking my CPU. I have a Intel e7200 that I want to overclock. I have read that you can significantly increase performance by switching fsb from 1066 to 1333 in bios and that this is a fairly conservative OC. So I was wondering if someone could walk me through how to do this? I have an Asus P5Q pro, which has a bios option from bootup but I am not so sure how to use it.

Also, I am just using the cooling fan that came with the e7200. My case is an antec III 500 and the cooling seems to have been fine so far. Is my computer gonna burst into a ball of flame with the OC or will this not effect temps significantly?

Thanks in advance for all your help/feedback.
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  1. Heres a good start

    OC with p5qpro is really easy and even with stock cooling on your cpu you still have quite a bit of room to play. Read the guide and then ask questions.
  2. MaDMagik said:
    Read the guide and then ask questions.

    Wow, that's one helpful post...

    Hit DEL when your PC boots up to go into BIOS

    Navigate to the Ai Tweaker tab (second from the left) and enter following settings:
    Ai Overclock Tuner - Manual
    CPU Ratio Setting - 9.5
    FSB Frequency - 333
    PCIE Frequency - 100
    FSB Strap to North Bridge - Auto
    DRAM Frequency - you didn't state what kind of RAM you have installed, I assume it will look like this: DDR2-800MHz
    DRAM Timing Control - Auto
    all the other settings - Auto

    Now, navigate to the Advanced tab (third from the left):
    Go into CPU Configuration and set C1E Support to Disabled.

    Hit F10 to save and exit.

    That will give you 3.16GHz with the FSB set to 1333. Some may say that leaving all the voltage settings at Auto is a mistake, I wouldn't worry too much about it with such a mild overclock though.
  3. andyKCIUK said:
    Wow, that's one helpful post...

    Apart from the fact that it was just a sentence from my post, yeah its actually quite helpful if you can be bothered to read the guide. For people who cant be bothered theres always advice from you.
  4. andyKCIUK said:
    Wow, that's one helpful post...

    There's 10 - 15 posts a day asking " How do I overclock?". This is such a general question, that the guide can answer. There's nothing wrong with directing someone to the guide, then challenging them to ask a more specific question.

    Besides you know as well that plugging in numbers doesn't always work, especially for some one who is new to overclocking. Incremental FSB increase with testing is the best way for someone to learn.
  5. MaDMagik said:
    Apart from the fact that it was just a sentence from my post, yeah its actually quite helpful if you can be bothered to read the guide. For people who cant be bothered theres always advice from you.

    Well, the two other sentences were not so helpful either: you simply provided the OP with a link to one of the stickies... :D
    As an owner of an Asus P5Q you could've helped so much more. But it's a good way to earn to earn that "addict" title, I guess. :D
  6. Some people like to reserach on their own to try and find the answers while others like to go directly to asking questions first. Nothing wrong with either method.
    However, it's more of an interesting learning experience to try and teach yourself first and it also builds confidence in your overclocking skills. And you always TH fans will be here if you get stumped.
  7. If you're going to go to the trouble of overclocking, surely investing ten minutes in reading a guide, specifically written for your type of processor, is not too much to ask?
    Also, +1 for HundredIslandsBoy's post. IMHO People should be encouraged to do their own learning, not all of it, but at least to try.

    Imagine if he plugs those numbers in and blows up his system (unlikely I know) he may blame you for it (futile but you see my point)
  8. @HundredIslandsBoy & ac3144:

    I fully agree.

    I just can't see a point of replying "read the overclocking guide". It's better to not to reply at all.
  9. Looking at it now, the part about reading the guide and asking questions in my first post may sound a bit "unwelcoming" - completely unintended though.

    Im willing to give all the help I can, but as already pointed out its in OPs own best interest to have at least rough idea what hes doing. And the guide will give him just that(and more).
  10. How are you getting on Nerdbox anyway??
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