Overclocking E7500 with DDR2 800MHZ

I need help with my overclocking because i am new to this thing. The problem is that there is an overclocking profile, which i used to overclock 5% just for testing. I got 3.09GHZ and the memory increased to 840MHZ. I dont know if this is the right thing I am doing cause i am unsure of the memory limits. I can choose between three different speeds of memory when overclocked, 677 , 840, 1100 (Something like those speeds, i dont remember). What do you suggest? Am i doing right? or should i lower the ram memory?

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  1. Learn to use the BIOS.

    This should be your first stop.
    HOWTO: Overclock C2Q (Quads) and C2D (Duals) - Guide v1.6.1

    This should be your second stop. You need to know something about thermal management or you can fry your CPU. It's actually kind of difficult to fry a modern CPU, but it is possible.
    Core 2 Quad and Duo Temperature Guide

    Third stop will be a guide for your particular motherboard. Google is your friend.

    For anything higher than about 3.0 GHz, you will need better cooling. Here are two under $50 heatsinks that are pretty popular:
    Xigmatec Dark Knight

    They both require a somewhat different approach to applying thermal compound.
    Suggestions for applying thermal compound:

    And they are pretty large, so they might not fit inside your case.

    And here's a good budget cooler:

    Go through the first two threads. Do not do anything until you have a good idea about what you are trying to do. Once you have definite questions (you will, you will :)), come back and ask.

    Keep in mind that these are guides, not cookbooks. YMMV. Your Mileage May Vary. Because of all the variables, you may not do as well as someone else with a similar system. Or you might do better.
    Overclocking since 1978 - Z80 (TRS-80) from 1.77 MHz to 2.01 MHz
  2. Okay thank you! But if you answer me on one question I would be very thankful. My E7500 2.93 OC to 3.5GHZ at stock cooler is now reading 40C in bios and the memory is reading 33C. Is this configuration good or do i need a lower temprature?
  3. That's not bad for an idle temperature. Use Prime95 small fft test to load the CPU. Then if the core temperature stays below 70 C, you're good.
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