So I decided to pop my OC cherry as I have never OCed before. Would the following BIOS settings achieve a stable overclock for my system or should I use a step up OC method? I.e. 2.4, 2.66, and so on till I each 3.0.
Overclocking settings is as follows:
CPU clock ratio: x9
CPU frequency: 333mhz
PCI express frequency: 100mhz
Performance enhance: standard
System memory multiplier: 2.40
My Current temps are at:
Load (Prime95 1hr): 55~67c
CPU: Q6600 (G0）@2.4 ~ 3.0(target OC)
GPU: Asus ENGTX460 top edition
RAM: 2x2GB Corsair XMS2 800
Cooling: CoolMaster Hyper TX3
& Normal household fan facing open side panel (lol yeah,... I know, high tech problem, low tech solution but it helps cools by 2-3 degrees)
I like to point out i have 4X1GB ram not 2x2GB, i have change the system memory multiplier from 2.4 to 2.0, FSB RAM 1:1 (was getting BSOD on a regular with 5:6). Testing stability with PRime 95 now with new settings.
My temps (Realtemp) 50c, 48c, 44c, 45c on idle and 69c, 68c, 65c, 65c on load is this too high ?
what is a more stable? FSB RAM 1:1 ratio on 8x400 (3.2) or 9x333 (3.0)