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Short question about OC q9300

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July 25, 2010 7:48:22 PM

Basically, I've had this q9300 @ 2,5 GHz for 2 years, and recently tried messing around in the BIOS. My memory is 2 GB Kingston PC2-5300 on a P5K premium board.
Since my FSB is currently at 333 (x7.5), and my RAM frequency is also at 333, does that mean I can't increase my FSB to 400? What would happen if I increase my FSB to 400, and set RAM frequency from auto to 800 MHz? My DRAM timings are 5-5-5-15

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July 27, 2010 3:51:33 PM

Sorry if my question wasn't cleared/sounded stupid but like I said I'm really new to all of this.
My CPU-Z is showing a RAM frequency of 333 MHz (eventhough my pc2-5300 are supposed to be 667 MHz?).

In the BIOS my current CPU settings are 7.5 x 333 MHz = 2,5 GHz. Now is there a way to increase the CPU fsb with my current RAM?

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July 29, 2010 11:16:30 AM

First, if CPU-Z is displaying an FSB:RAM ratio of 1:1, your RAM settings are all right. CPU-Z makes a distinction between RAM frequency, which in a Core2 system matches the FSB freq, and RAM clock, which is twice the FSB freq (DDR2 transfers two chunks of data during each bus cycle.

You should be able to push the RAM a little higher. Take your RAM settings off Auto and at stock FSB freq, set the memory clock to 667 MHz. Increase the RAM voltage to 2.2 volts if it already isn't. Then relax the timings to 6-6-6-18.

Now you can do the usual overclock stuff - increase bus speed, test, increase CPU voltage, repeat.

While you are at it, take a look at our generic C2 OC Guide:
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/259899-11-core-over...
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