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E8200 oveclocking

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April 26, 2011 12:49:37 PM

Hello! friends. I have a core 2 duo e8200 processor clocked at 2.66ghz with 1333 fsb. I want to overclock it to maximum upto 3.33ghz or may be even less upto the level at which it works perfectly cool and stable through air cooling only. I am a newbie to the overclcking of processors but I know a little bit about what it means and how to do it. But, I need your step-by-step help to do this. I have 4gb Corsair RAM havin latency 9-9-9-24 clocked at 1333mhz.
Also, the board I'm using is Asus P5G41T-M LX which supports fsb upto 1333 only. You can see it here:
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_775/P5G41...


This board has a turbo button which can be used for overclocking. Should I use this feature to overclock or should I go for BIOS overclocking. Whatsoever be the method please explain it as if I am a beginner, what I have to do in BIOS, what multiplier do I need to set, what volatges should I use, etc. I know how to go into BIOS and look at fsb settings but what I need to do and how do I need to do is a problem. I don't know where to start from and what to do. I need step-by-step help.
Any help is greatly appreciated.

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April 28, 2011 6:11:07 PM

The E8200, like all CPU's with a 333 MHz FSB freq, is not a good candidate for overclocking in a G41 motherboard. You will be lucky to achieve a 10% overclock.

The G31/G41 chipset is an economy, entry level chipset. Unless you get really lucky, you will not be able to push the FSB freq past about 360 MHz. I have a G'byte G41 board. FSB freq of 352 MHz works. 353 MHz doesn't.

This should be your first stop.
Core2 Overclocking Guide (generic guide that Rolli linked to)
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/259899-11-core-over...

Next stop should be Shadow's Gigabyte motherboard OC guide:
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/page-245679_11_0.ht...
It's for an EP35-DS3L but all the Gigabyte Core2 BIOS's are similar.

Go through the guides. Then take your core voltage off Auto and set your memory voltage to factory recommended values. Change the System Memory Multiplier from AUTO to whatever you need to set the Memory Frequency to twice the FSB. Then when you increase the FSB, the memory clock will rise in in proportion with it. At an FSB of 266 MHz, your memory clock should be at 1066 MHz.

Don't try to OC the memory. What little performance gain that you might get will not be worth any loss of stability. We talk about that here:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/251715-29-ratio-myth

That G41 board I mentioned up above? I have an E6500 running at 3.66 GHz (333 X 11) with a mediocre by today's standards ACF7P cooler. It is stable at 3.87 GHz, but the extra performance isn't needed.
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