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February 24, 2010 8:38:53 PM

Hello, i'm not new to computers, but new to overclocking, and just wanted to get some advice on this idea. I have a e4500 at stock(11*200=2.2GHz) and 6GB DDR2-800 ram on a P35-d3sl mobo. The oc that I want to do is 8*333 to give me 2.66 GHz. Does this sound like a good idea? If I am missing something or if you need more info, let me know. Also, if it is not a good idea, alternatives are very welcomed...
February 25, 2010 12:20:30 AM

sdotfootball88 said:
Hello, i'm not new to computers, but new to overclocking, and just wanted to get some advice on this idea. I have a e4500 at stock(11*200=2.2GHz) and 6GB DDR2-800 ram on a P35-d3sl mobo. The oc that I want to do is 8*333 to give me 2.66 GHz. Does this sound like a good idea? If I am missing something or if you need more info, let me know. Also, if it is not a good idea, alternatives are very welcomed...



Ok you need to watch this video on how to overclock a CPU
This would give you a good idea how to overclock a CPU, memory

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lb_m3CXkjEo
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February 25, 2010 3:26:11 AM

RJR said:
Since you don't have an i5/i7 that video won't do you much good, lots of things are different:

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/240001-29-howto-overc...


he is right, i didn't realize that i post my video, I had so many windows browsers open, I am going to have to look for that video again about what you need to know but RJR is right to look up that link he posted
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February 25, 2010 9:08:53 AM

This should be your first stop.
HOWTO: Overclock C2Q (Quads) and C2D (Duals) - Guide v1.6.1
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/240001-29-howto-overc...

Shadow's Gigabyte motherboard OC guide:
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/page-245679_11_0.ht...
It's for an EP35-DS3L.

Go through the guides. Then go into the BIOS and change the System Memory Multiplier (or whatever your BIOS calls it) from AUTO to 2.00, 2.00B, or 2.00D - whichever you need to set the Memory Frequency to twice the FSB. Then when you increase the FSB, the memory clock will rise in step with it. So, starting off, your memory clock should be 400 MHz.

Download CPU-Z to check your FSB:RAM ratio.

Warning - confusion factor between what the BIOS calls things and what CPUZ calls things. What the BIOS calls "memory frequency" is actually the memory clock. What CPUZ calls "memory frequency" is half the memory clock - DDR2 RAM, remember? It transfers two chunks of data each bus cycle. What you want in CPUZ is a 1:1 FSB:RAM ratio.

Then increase the FSB up to the limits of the CPU. Once there, you can experiment with dropping the internal multiplier and increasing the FSB.
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February 25, 2010 4:23:15 PM

I'm using an E4500 now on an ASRock G-31 mobo and it's completely stable 2.66 Ghz (10 X 266) stock volts 1.176c to 1.288 depending on EIST doing its thing. Temps are 38 and 36 at idle and never past 59 or 60 under full load with Artic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro.

This mobo won't let it POST on 333 freq even with a low multiplier. I could try with a couple of other mobos but I've got other CPUs to that take better advantage.

What is your mobo?
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