Before you start, you need to decrease the DRAM freq to match the bus speed. That will give you an FSB RAM ratio of 1:1. Do this in the BIOS. If you don't, you will end up overclocking your RAM and that will drastically limit your CPU overclock - where the real speed comes from.
Thanks for the reply mate. I have already read that guide and have tweaked the BIOS a little to get a stable 3.00GHz with a setting of 9x333, DRAM at 667MHz and VCore at 1.35v.
Just to remind you I have a CoolerMaster Sphere cooler running, so no need to find another cooler.
After stress testing for a few hours without errors I have dropped the VCore down to 1.30v. While stress testing again, the core temps have not reached anywhere near the height of where it was at 1.35v (which was 69c). 1.30v seems to be sitting fine on 59-60c.
Should I try and go a little more or drop the VCore a little more? Are there any other settings I can fiddle with to tweak it just that little bit more?
According to CPU-Z here are some other setting you may want to know:
Core Voltage: 1.144
Core Speed: 1601.6MHz Core speed 1.6 GHz instead of 2.4 because StepStep dropped the multiplier
Multiplier: x6.0 ........................ to X6 because the CPU was working under a light load
Bus Speed: 266.9MHz FSB is stock
Rated FSB: 1067.8MHz quad pumped bus clock = FSB X 4
Chipset: Intel P45
BIOS Version: 0506
DRAM Freq: 533.9MHz DRAM frequency not memory clock which is twice DRAM freq
FSB DRAM: 1:2 FSB:memfreq means you are overclocking your memory. You want this to be 1:1
CAS Latency: 220.127.116.11
Overclocking your memory here will drasically limit your CPU clock where all the real speed comes from. You really need to get that to 1:1. That should be your first step.
I have Gigabyte motherboards. My BIOS settings will not help you.