C2D e8400 OC help Tags: Intel DDR2 RAM Overclocking Last response: June 4, 2010 11:49 PM in Overclocking Share victordilorenzo May 23, 2010 11:26:45 PM ok, I have a C2D e8400 running at 3.6ghz right now, 1:1 with the memory. The Ram is DDR2 800, running at 800. If I get DDR2 1066 ram, and further OC my proc, is that a worth wile upgrade? Im trying to upgrade something simple to give me best performance gain per dollar. FYI the rest of my system is: gtx 260 core 216 seagate 7200rpm drive Thanks! More about : c2d e8400 RJR a b K Overclocking May 23, 2010 11:43:10 PM First lower your cpu multiplier and up your FSB to determine how far you can push your 800 ram. You may be able to get it to 445, so you can OC to 4.0 Ghz without spending any money. m 0 l victordilorenzo May 23, 2010 11:55:19 PM I will give it a shot m 0 l Related resources Oc e8400 help - Forum help with OC'ing C2D E8500 - Forum MSI GTX 660/760 for my C2D E8400 - Forum C2D E8400 on an old Dell optiplex 745 SFF MOBo - Forum Gaming performance gains upgrading from C2D E8400 to 3570k/4670k? Paired with Sapphire 7850 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer victordilorenzo May 24, 2010 11:06:46 PM k, thats a no go. guess I need beefier ram m 0 l RJR a b K Overclocking May 24, 2010 11:40:13 PM Oh well, it was worth a shot. 1066 then take her to 4.0 Ghz at least. m 0 l fisshy a b K Overclocking June 4, 2010 1:13:17 PM Ok firstly... You seem to have the wrong idea. (Im not Saying you do it just seems to me like you do ) Read through the guides again before you damage something valuable Overclocking your ram is. dodge at the best of times. The performance gains are Not really worth it. Rather Set you FSB to the 400 And the Multi To 10x Then go for a 1 : 2 Ram ratio so that you don't OC your ram! What Mobo Are you using? Good luck m 0 l RJR a b K Overclocking June 4, 2010 11:49:27 PM fisshy said:Ok firstly... You seem to have the wrong idea. (Im not Saying you do it just seems to me like you do ) Fisshy, I think he has the right idea, and you have NO idea of what you just said here. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedDDR3 1333Mhz with G41 Motherboard & C2D E8400 Forum SolvedDDR3 1333Mhz with G41 Motherboard & C2D E8400 Forum Cannot OC C2D E6300 @ ABIT AB9Pro above 310 MHz - help! Forum Help me OC my c2D system to max daily settings Forum Looking to OC my E8400, help? Forum Help: 1066 fps p5b mb on e8400 ok? How will oc work or go e7500? Forum Need help oc e8400 and 750i Forum E8400, p45, Help with OC please Forum Help oc E8400 Forum Please , need help for Oc to E8400 with GA-X48-DQ6 Forum Help OC E8400 With Gigabyte EP45-UD3P ! Forum OC'ing an E8400 (Biostar TP43D2-A7 motherboard) help! Forum E8400 OC HELP ! Forum Need help on OC E8400 P5Q premium Forum need help for big OC E8400 p5q premium Forum More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !