So I got a P4 rebuild done for web surfing and what not, I decided to play around the BIOS abit. So whenever I raise the FSB, it rasies the RAM. However I cannot find a setting to change the FSB:RAM ratio. It only lets me choose RAM voltage and timings. The RAM i'm using is a Samsung 1GB (came in Dell) 533Mhz DDR2 stick with a P4M900-M4 motherboard from Biostar.
The Motherboard only accepts DDR2-533 and DDR2-667, will changing my RAM allow me to overclock further? I can only get it stable at 2.45Ghz (from 2.0Ghz.)
Welcome to Dell. The option to overclock is pretty limited, I'm surprised they let you up the FSB. Overclocking options are not normally found in OEM machines, consider youself lucky you got it up to 2.45GHz.
if it lets you, set the ram to 400mhz, so wen u oc it will go to 533 or less, only if ur sure that the ram is the limiting factor, ie you tested the ram in another machine at the ocd speed and it became unstable buy 800mhz ad wen it detects at 533 then oc , try raising the voltage to 1.9v, or raising the timings or both good luck, i hav a 478, 2.4 i think, i dont hav a board :-(
Thanks, xaira for the suggestion. The board doesn't support DDR2 800Mhz RAM so the only settings are 200Mhz,266Mhz, & 333Mhz. Even though I set it to anyone of those settings whenver I overclock the RAM gets overclocked too.