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E6400 software overclocking help please?

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April 3, 2010 10:12:51 AM

I just orderd a Radeon 5670 that should be arriving here in the few days but im worried that the gpu will be badly capped by my processor and so I want to overclock it. The motherboard however is locked and so i want to use software to adjust the fsb. here are my processor and motherboard.

Base processor:
Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 (C) DC 2.13 GHz
1066 MHz front side bus
Socket 775
Chipset
P965
Motherboard:
Manufacturer: Asus
Motherboard Name: P5BW-LA
HP/Compaq motherboard name: Basswood-UL8E
Memory
Component Attributes
Memory Installed 3.5 GB

*Actual available memory may be less
Speed supported PC2-4200 MB/sec
Type 240 pin, DDR2 SDRAM
(copped and pasted from thr Hp website.


Could one of you people please tell me software that would be be able to do this? and maybe guide me through it? Thank you very much.
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April 3, 2010 10:44:04 AM

Well, personally, I don't think that your Core 2 Duo would hold your HD 5670 back very much. The only software I know that can overclock non-Nehalem based CPUs (anything without a 'i' after the Core, e.g. Core i3 - i7 is Nehalem) through Windows would be SetFSB.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/overclocking-softwa...

Here's a kind-of review of SetFSB on Toms.
April 3, 2010 10:48:35 AM

I tried using that but dont understand what clock generator to select, because there is a big long list =S
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April 3, 2010 11:17:32 AM

As far as I know, there's no software overclocking that can overclock most modern motherboards.

Anyway, as for SetFSB, there's a guide, it also includes on the guide on how to find on your PLL my looking at your motherboard.
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April 3, 2010 11:35:39 AM

its a pretty wussy video card i wouldnt worry about ur cpu
April 3, 2010 1:54:22 PM

jasont78 said:
its a pretty wussy video card i wouldnt worry about ur cpu

not really....
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