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Overclocking a e8400

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February 25, 2010 10:29:21 AM

i want to oc my e8400 but i dont know how to go about it my specs are
MSI P45neo2 mobo
Coolermaster CPU Cooler
2gb Kingston HyperX Ram
Seagate 500gb Hardrive and Zalman Hardrive cooler and Ram Cooler
ThermalTake v5 Case

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a c 197 K Overclocking
February 26, 2010 5:06:48 AM

Learn to use the BIOS.

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

Next stop should be a guide for your particular motherboard. Google is your friend.

Go through the guides. Assuming that you are using DDR2 RAM, 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. If you are at 3.0 GHz (333 MHz X 9), your memory clock should be at 667 MHz.

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

Warning - confusion factor between what the BIOS may call 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.

February 26, 2010 6:39:20 PM

I had my e8400 running @ 3.8ghz w/ stock voltage. simple overclocking is easy, yet pushing it becomes very involved. read up on what your doing like stated before.