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July 6, 2010 7:44:07 AM

Hi i have a core 2 duo e4300 and would like to overclock but every time i go past 2,0 GHZ the pc restarts.Must i have better cooling or must i also tweak the ram.

MY PC
CORE 2 DUO E4300 1.9ghz
RAM 2 GIG 677 mhz
Biostar P4M900-M7 SE
500 w PSU
Windows 7


I am getting a new cpu next month for but still want to play games is my cpu bottlenecking my GPU and how good wil napoleon total war and splinter cell con viction run.My Resolution is 1024x786

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July 6, 2010 7:56:03 AM

torres said:
Hi i have a core 2 duo e4300 and would like to overclock but every time i go past 2,0 GHZ the pc restarts.Must i have better cooling or must i also tweak the ram.

MY PC
CORE 2 DUO E4300 1.9ghz
RAM 2 GIG 677 mhz
Biostar P4M900-M7 SE
500 w PSU
Windows 7


I am getting a new cpu next month for but still want to play games is my cpu bottlenecking my GPU and how good wil napoleon total war and splinter cell con viction run.My Resolution is 1024x786

Sorry my graphics card is a MSI R 4670 1G and how far will i be able to over clock it and will it damage my card.
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July 6, 2010 2:38:12 PM

If your overclock is failing at 2.0 GHz, you are probably inadvertently overclocking your RAM.

If you have left your RAM settings on Auto, at 2.0 GHz, your RAM is running at (2.0/1.8)*667 or at around DDR2-740 speeds.

I am unfamiliar with the Biostar BIOS, but in general, you need to take the RAM off the Auto settings and set the RAM clock multiplier (or whatever your BIOS calls it) to 2.0. That means at stock settings, your FSB frequency is 200 MHz and your RAM clock is 400 MHz. With those settings, CPUZ should indicate that you are running at a CPU:RAM ratio of 1:1.
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July 6, 2010 7:16:00 PM

Also... you don't mention if you're tweaking the voltages. You can only go so far on stock voltage. Higher clocks need them electrons.
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July 6, 2010 7:24:03 PM

I had this board and two as a matter of fact, it sucked! First the NB is very sensitive to heat and more so than any other. The most it can clock is about 300mhz with any more than that as a matter of luck. You can try to get a cheap cooler from a parts store for like $0.50 and reuse any old compound on hand but you will need to take out the board to install it. I managed to get my moms e1200 to 2.5ghz on it when I used it as my main rig till I gave it to her in exchange. The power stages are known to fail on this board so keep that in mind when it does die on you to just ditch it.
July 6, 2010 8:47:28 PM

Thanks i am going to get a new pc But want to use my old graphics card in crossfire with my second pc but it is a saphire radeon hd 4670 and mine is a msi r4670 will it work.
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July 6, 2010 9:01:08 PM

Yes no need to worry about brand, its best if they have the same amount of vram but that is it.
July 6, 2010 9:08:27 PM

They both got 1gig vram
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July 6, 2010 11:15:41 PM

torres said:
They both got 1gig vram



Then there should be no issue plus the 1gb vram comes very in handy.
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