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E5200 assistance

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April 19, 2010 12:11:36 PM

hi I am interested in overclocking my cpu. I have a P5N EMHDMI BOARD ,E5200 CPU AND RUNNING 4GIG OF RAM ON A WINDOWS 7 O/S.I would like to bump it up to 3..0 or a little more.I would appreciate any help. thanks :hello: 

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April 21, 2010 2:16:50 PM

Make sure that your FSB:RAM ratio is at 1:1 before you start. Otherwise you will be overclocking your RAM and that will limit your CPU overclock.

The nVidia motherboards generally are not good overclockers, but the E5200 is a special case. It has a relatively low FSB freq (200 MHz) which will let you push it a lot before your motherboard gives up. And the high internal multiplier (12.5) will get you a big increase in core speed for a relatively small increase in FSB.

Here are three under $50 heatsinks that are pretty popular:
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Sunbeam
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Xigmatec Dark Knight
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

They all require a somewhat different approach to applying thermal compound.
Suggestions for applying thermal compound:
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

And they are pretty large, so they might not fit inside your case.
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