Here we go: I just swapped my old Pentium D 945 + $50 for a Core 2 Duo E8200, and I'm very happy. However, I tried to overclock it: it o/ced well till 3.2GHz (8x400MHz), but it failed for 3.2GHz+ (BSOD) and I don't know what the problem is. I've heard that a lot of people have overclocked it to 3.8GHz and more. So I just wanted to know if you guys could help me figure out what the problem is.
Everything is stock voltage, so if I need to raise any voltage, tell me.. but I don't want to fry my hardware
I would also like to know if my computer is good for gaming.
CPU: Core 2 Duo E8200 stock 2.66GHz (C0 stepping) [Currently @ 3.2GHz but wants more ]
set the ram's multi to a 1:1 ratio. If it's DDR2 800 then at 1600MHz FSB is all that you can expect unless you get a higher ram like DDR2 1066. Also you may want to increase your NB and FSB termination voltages a step. Don't go to crazy with the FSB termination. And if your voltages are at auto. That is another thing you'll have to change. Your CPU should run at 3.2GHz at like 1.275v or less because the E8400 C0 that I have has a 1.2v VID.
Ram= 333Mhz or 1.1 if 3 0r (4 settings avialable then should b lowest)
Default for Ram timmings = 5-5-5-15 44 3-2-2-2
Vcc= 1.42v (Vcore)
That's it I managed above 3.92GHz