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Noob to OC

Last response: in Overclocking
April 24, 2010 11:23:37 PM

my motherboard is the asus P5QC
my cpu is Core 2 duo E7300

I was told to come over here because i do not know how to OC
I have the stock fan for the cpu.

where do i start?

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April 25, 2010 1:37:21 AM


U can star here, but i think that your OC capabilities will be limited for your stock cooler.
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April 25, 2010 6:22:09 PM

After that, next stop should be a guide for your particular motherboard. Google is your friend.

Go through the guides. Then take your core voltage off Auto and set your memory voltage to factory recommended values. 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 in proportion with it. At an FSB of 266 MHz, your memory clock should be at 533 MHz.

Download CPU-Z to check your FSB:RAM ratio. It should be a 1:1 ratio.

For a serious overclock, you will need better than stock cooling. Here are three under $50 heatsinks that are pretty popular:
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
Xigmatec Dark Knight

They all require a somewhat different approach to applying thermal compound.
Suggestions for applying thermal compound:

And they are pretty large, so they might not fit inside your case.
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April 27, 2010 12:28:14 PM

IVe gotten an E7400 To just over 3GHz On the Cm hyper 212+ ^ for a friend
It can handle a FSB change Up to 333MHz only!

Good Luck :D