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OCing a E5400 with Turbo V?

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April 12, 2010 12:41:21 AM

Note I have never over clocked my CPU before.

I currently have an ASUS P5Q pro turbo, and a Wolfdale E5400 ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ) and am interesting in overclocking it. My mobo comes with an overclock tool and once again I have no experience overclocking, but would like to know what I should increase to have some clearly better performance while keeping my CPU stable.

Other notes: I have an after market heatsink installed ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... )

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April 12, 2010 12:50:45 AM

leave all setting on auto in the BIOS FSB to 266mhz
enjoy
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April 13, 2010 3:45:37 PM

Learn to use the BIOS.
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April 13, 2010 8:17:08 PM

I know how to use the BIOS I just figured that OCing with software would be a better place to start learning :/ 

Anyway would changing the FSB to 266mhz really be that big of an increase? I did it and didn't really notice any change...
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April 13, 2010 10:05:25 PM

yes it would 66mhzx 13.5 you do the math im to lazy
thats how much you'll be adding and I doubt it is going to require anything else
or rather my e5300 didn't

honestly software is just not the right way to do it


wait I did the math for you thats a boost of over 800mhz
April 13, 2010 10:23:47 PM

Oh cool thanks for the help.
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April 14, 2010 6:15:26 AM

hellcloud said:
Note I have never over clocked my CPU before.

I currently have an ASUS P5Q pro turbo, and a Wolfdale E5400 ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ) and am interesting in overclocking it. My mobo comes with an overclock tool and once again I have no experience overclocking, but would like to know what I should increase to have some clearly better performance while keeping my CPU stable.

Other notes: I have an after market heatsink installed ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... )



Here is a pretty much step by step guide covering everything from cooling to voltages.

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

As was stated before do not use software to overclock. BIOS overclocking is much more stable.

With decent cooling and some patience I would imagine you can go to ~4 ghz pretty easily.
April 14, 2010 8:48:33 PM

Well I realized that I've been adjusting the FSB Strap to Northbridge rather then the FSB frequency :/  (feels pretty stupid not going to lie) and since then I've been following the guide pretty closely to get my frequency to 266... However I can only get my FSB to 240 MHz before it won't even boot in to windows... Is it possible I may just need to increase my voltage?
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April 15, 2010 5:38:57 AM

Could be voltage but read and follow that guide very carefully. Is the RAM linked to FSB? I am not real familiar with ASUS BIOS because I usually use Gigabyte boards. Also pay attention to the multiplier. It may overclock better with a lower multi and a higher FSB. Normal is 13.5x200 for 2.7ghz.

These guys are experts and not afraid of frying hardware so dont try this yet but here is an example of what that chip can do.

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=21...
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April 17, 2010 2:54:25 AM

adjust your ram speed until it shows at the most 800 MHZ
if you have issues increase FSB and lower multiplyer
jeez Im sorry not helping refer to the guide