where did my overclock go?

Hi,
I've just upgraded my ram to 2x2gb Geil Black Dragon pc6400 800mhz from my 4x1gb of crucial pc5300 667mhz and for some reason my E6300 (1.8hz stock) just wont overclock by any significant amount any more. Before i had it stable at 2.8ghz on my Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3P being cooled by a Artic Feezer 7 pro, but now it seems 2.1ghz is a big struggle for it.

can anyone give me any insight? this isn't a huge problem for me, im not doing any heavy number chrunching or anything but its still an annoyance to see such a drop. i wonder if this cpu is just on its last legs, it had over 3 years hard use, and has always been abit hotter than other E6300's i've encountered, even with the same coolers etc. i must adimt the draw of the Q6600 and E8400 is getting stronger by the day..

Thanks for you advice,

jack


My system:
- E6300 with a Freezer 7 pro
- Sapphire Radeon HD 3870 XT
- 2x 80gb samsung spinpoints in RAID 1
- 2x 250gb samsung spintpoins
- 2x2gb Geil Black Dragon pc6400 800mhz
- Antec TruePower 2.0 450wtt
- Antec P180
- xfi Xtereme music
- Vista x64
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  1. Check your RAM voltages and adjust them accordingly. That RAM might not be able to overclock as much as the other stuff. But if your voltages aren't right, it won't work well. And make sure your RAM multiplier is set right too.
  2. Over clocking voids your warranty and is not recommended.

    hahaha who follows that stupid guideline

    You picked the worst brand memory ever.
  3. That type of ram is exactly what I am using, and works completely fine for me so its not the brand......
  4. spuddyt should go write the Geil wikipedia article
  5. bpogdowz said:
    spuddyt should go write the Geil wikipedia article


    :lol: I like this guy.
  6. How could you have used an e6300 for 3 years? Time machine????
  7. The memory is definately limiting the OP. Make sure you have the voltages and timings set to their spec in BIOS.

    If anything you may want to return that memory and pick up some OZC of Corsair.
  8. thecolonel2323 said:
    How could you have used an e6300 for 3 years? Time machine????


    It will be about 3 years in 2009 since Core 2 was released in 2006.

    But you are right since most likely he has only had it for a maximum of 2.5 years.
  9. jimmysmitty said:
    It will be about 3 years in 2009 since Core 2 was released in 2006.

    But you are right since most likely he has only had it for a maximum of 2.5 years.


    2 years and 2 weeks considering it was released July 27, 2006.
  10. ^Hey I just took a guess off the top of my head and I was pretty close :P
  11. thecolonel2323 said:
    How could you have used an e6300 for 3 years? Time machine????

    good point lol that invalidates my post :p
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