hi everyone i dont know to much about overclocking and i need a lil more performance out of the cpu and been told this is the way to get it. my setup is
MICROSTAR MS 7380 V1.2 MOTHERBOARD
INTEL Q8300 CPU
NVIDIA GT 220 1GB
8GB DDR2 RAM
i just need to know if the cpu is worth overclocking and if so could someone help me out with this thanks.
Yes, it does. DDR2 won't be able to reach those speeds without massive overclocking, causing possible stability issues.
What I'd recommend: (Taking it that you are running at a 8x or 9x clock multiplier)
If the clock mulitplier is 8x, set the FSB to 400MHz.
If the clock multiplier is 9x, set the FSB to 356MHz.
This will give you a CPU speed of 3.2GHz without stressing the RAM at 9x. 8x with a 400MHz FSB means working at the RAM limit, so if you're not comfortable with this, feel free to drop down to 380MHz or something.
Also, keep an eye on your CPU temps. An aftermarket cooler should keep it in spec, but the stock cooler might be too small.
hi yeah my bios is completley locked and where the fsb speed etc. is its all blanked out i can see the speeds but i cant change anything im just wondering if there was any programes out there that could help. Thanks