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. victordilorenzo May 23, 2010 11:55:19 PM I will give it a shot Related resources C2D E8400 4ghz+ - Forum C2d e8400 vs c2q q8300 - Forum Phenom II 720 vs C2D E8400 - Forum Phenom II X3 720 vs C2D E8400 - Forum Looking to OC my E8400 , help ? - 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 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. 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 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumIntel pentium e2220 to e8400 C2D ?? ForumCan't seem to oc e8400 ForumUpgrade from e6600 to e8400 worth it? My OC 'ing results... ForumAsus P5N-D & E8400 OC total noob.... ForumOC e4300 to e8400 worth it? ForumIs it worth to upgrade from c2d to i3 ForumPentium E6800 vs c2d E8400 vs c2q q8200 ForumMSI P45-C51 for OC - C2D e4500 ForumHELP : Opteron 1218 or C2D E7200? ForumCore i7 920 or C2D E8400 ? ForumCPU fan clicking? ForumHelp Overclocking an Athlon II X4 635 Setup ForumHelp selecting Motherboard ForumTRYING to overclock AMD 965 to 4.0 GHz, but fail. Help? ForumHey help me out More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !