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Help with overclocking Pentium E6700 rig

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November 30, 2010 2:21:20 PM

Hello guys,
this is my first post on this forum.

I would like some advice for an overclocking build. If you guys can help me feel free to post any comments, fsb multiplier rates,...
A friend of mine has got fps drops ingame etc.. and id like to sqeeze the max out of the computer without decreasing the lifetime drastically.
I would like to overclock CPU and GPU..
He has got the following hardware:

MSI P43-C51 mobo
Intel Pentium E6700 Wolfdale 3.2GHz 2MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W (released 2Q '10)
4Gb DDR3 Ram 1333 (2x2)
MSI GTS 250 OC edidion 1Gb DDR3
ANTEC 450W PSU
November 30, 2010 4:16:57 PM

Hi,

What would you like to do with this rig? :)  I really like these 2M Wolfies as they clock without much difficulty.
Have you still got the stock cooler? If so, lets not exaggerate on the FSB speeds and, specially, no overvoltage!

Your current spec is:
12 CPUM * 266 FSB = 3200Mhz

You should be able to get the FSB up to 333Mhz with a 1:1 RAM ratio without changing the multiplier. That would end you up with a 4.0Ghz OC. Which should be doable with your CPU (again, depends on the cooler you have).

Try that for starters and see how it goes. Temperatures should not go above 60Âșc on load, ok?

Hope I helped!
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December 1, 2010 1:10:48 PM

Hey,
thank you for you reply :) 
this will help me in the first step..
I did OC'ing before on my Q9550 but this wolfie isn't my cpu so i wanted to be sure before messing *** up :p 

And yes he still has intel stock cooling.. i know the stock cooler isn't good for OC'ing so i was thinking about getting another cooler.
Do you know anything about OC'ing the GTS250?

Thanks a lot
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December 1, 2010 8:57:49 PM

I've never clocked a GTS250 but i do own a GTS450 wich I clocked a just a bit.

NVIDIA GFX cards are all kind of the same to clock. You can go up around 10% on the GPU and Shaders, and about 5-10% on the memory (depending on the quality of the components).

Try following this guide: http://www.geeks3d.com/20090713/tutorial-geforce-gts-25...

It's actually quite complete for initiation on NVIDIA OCing! It should give you the right steps even if you don't swap the cooler like the writer did. Just be a bit more conservative than he was... ;) 

Cheers and good OCing. ;) 
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December 8, 2010 9:16:32 AM

Are you happy with your GTS450 ? i was considering GTS250 => GTS450 or isnt it worth the money?
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