Anyone with a good knowledge in OC'ing willing to walk me through towards successfully running to 3.0-3.4 stable? I have no idea what I am doing and simply reading tutorials is just making me more confused...
I have provided screens of my bios.
Just need to know what to change, and what programs I need to run to check stability.
It doesn't work that way. Overclocking is a juggling match between CPU, CPU voltage, CPU temperatures, memory performance, stability, and cooler and case characteristics.
I can give you a starting point, but I (and the other 12 people who looked at this thread) expect you to do some of your own work. Two reasons for that: it will be very tedious to hand hold you every step of the way.Second, all systems - even similar ones - will act differently because of tiny variations in the microelectronics.
Plus, once you know how to overclock and test one system, with the appropriate guide, you can overclock anything.
Based on my experience (E6600 in an eVGA 680i motherboard), the ACF7P is going to limit you to around 3.2 - 3.3 GHz.
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.
Keep your CPU voltages under 1.5 volts and your core temps under 70 C.
A good testing progam is Prime95. THe small fft test will load both CPU's to 100%. CoreTemp is a good temperature monitor program. CPU-Z is good for analyzing your settings.
Overclocking since 1978 - Z80 (TRS-80) from 1.77 MHz to 2.01 MHz