I need some help to overclock my e7300 to 3ghz because some of the games i want to play lag if the cpu is below 3ghz. would overclocking to 3ghz fix this?
my pc hardware:
Asrock 4CoreDual-SATA2 (the board accepts ddr1 and ddr2 with 2gb limit) P2.20 BIOS
1x 2gb stick off ddr2 PC2-6400 (400 MHz) kingston
HD4890 1gb vtx3d
be quiet 530w psu
win 7 32bit ultimate
ive never overclocked before and i wil be getting an athlon 2 x3 (or maybe btter depending on what toms hardware budget cpu says at the time) in a couple of months with new mobo and ram but i just wanted to overclock this until i get it. i cant really afford to do damage to my psu and graphics card so is there any chance overclocking would damage them?
i need step by step instructions as i dont know what im doing plus i heard you need to mess around with the ram also to do it. also would it require wiping my hdd and fresh install of windows?
i have gone into bios and locked pcie, agp and pci to their standard frequencies and also disabled spread spectrum as i read it is more trouble than its worth. only thing left is the multiplier and fsb. i can change the fsb if i want i tried it but i didnt see anything about ram fsb ratio in the bios, as i understand it should be kept at 1:1
please can someone explain what i should do next i only want it to go to 3ghz
i set the fsb to 300 and left the dram fequency on auto, opened cpuz it said 300 fsb for cpu and also ram 1:1 ratio, i ran prime95 and after 1min it stops HARDWARE FAILURE FATAL ERROR thought this weak overclock is supposed to be easy and it is giving me trouble?