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Overclocking with E7600 Budget Board

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January 14, 2011 9:15:38 PM

Hi everyone,

I'm about to go insane trying to figure this out! I'll try to explain to the best of my ability, and hopefully someone can help me. First, my PC:

ECS G41T-M MoBo
Celeron E3300 OC @ 3.33 GHz
GeForce GT 240
4 GB Patriot PC2-6400 Ram

Alright, here it goes: my motherboard is very cheap, so there aren't many options when it comes to overclocking. NO voltage, FSB:RAM ratio, anything. The only adjustment is the FSB. I currently have my E3300, which has an 800 MHz FSB, overclocked to 3.33 GHz by changing the FSB on the MoBo from 200 to 266. I am limited to this amount by the speed of my RAM, which is overclocked by changing the FSB of the MoBo in the BIOS and setting it to 667 MHz mode. This PC started as a budget build, but because of a benevolent friend, I'm getting a GTX 460 and E7600 for free, and I hope to get my game on with these additions.

My question is this: can someone explain to me how the overclocking of the E7600, which has a 1066 MHz FSB, will work with my motherboard? Will I be able to overclock at all without changing the voltage, or will I be limited by the speed of the RAM, PC2-6400, like I am with my current processor?

Thanks for any and all information.

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January 14, 2011 10:07:00 PM

Just had a look at the ecs webpage for your board and Im pretty sure you are going to be fine setting the fsb to 1333 [ 333] as if you had a processor with a 1333 bus . That gives you an OC to 3.8 GHz . The e7600 will probably handle that without extra voltage , but you will probably need a better cooler .

Just set the RAM to 800 MHz
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January 14, 2011 10:28:34 PM

Outlander_04 said:
Just had a look at the ecs webpage for your board and Im pretty sure you are going to be fine setting the fsb to 1333 [ 333] as if you had a processor with a 1333 bus . That gives you an OC to 3.8 GHz . The e7600 will probably handle that without extra voltage , but you will probably need a better cooler .

Just set the RAM to 800 MHz


The only problem is that now, even with the E3300, when I raise the FSB in the BIOS to 333 the computer fails to start. I assumed it was because when I raised the FSB it also overclocked the RAM, making it too unstable. The lowest FSB:RAM ratio I can get is 3:5, and at 333 FSB that will put my PC2 6400 RAM at too high of a frequency.

Am I getting this wrong?
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January 14, 2011 11:57:11 PM

Your board is able to run a 1333 MHz FSB processor and 800 MHz RAM .
If you can set BIOS up like this then its all good with the e7600 and the RAM you have.

If you install the e7600 it should detect the 1066 MHz bus required and default to that , and keep the RAM at 800 MHz . That will definitely run. Use the fail safe defaults setting to get it booted if you have to. From there you could raise FSB

Without knowing more of the BIOS sorry its hard to know exactly

I solved the same problem by installing 1066 MHz ram which is actually running a little underclocked even with the FSb set to 333MHz on my Gigabyte board with the same kind of limitation





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