i new to the forums and to overclocking. i bought a asus cm5570 a while back and need some advise for overclocking. i think my bios limits me on what i can do but it does have the ability to oc. I have a intel pentium E5300 2.60Ghz. all that i can change in my bios is the cpu and dram frequencies along with the voltage. Can someone help me out or am i screwed.
Next stop should be a guide for your particular motherboard. Google is your friend.
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 (or whatever your BIOS calls it) from AUTO to 2.00, 2.00B, or 2.00D - whichever 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 533 MHz.
Download CPU-Z to check your FSB:RAM ratio. It should be a 1:1 ratio.
Keep your core voltage under 1.45 volts and your CPU load temps under 70C.
You should be able to get past 3.5 GHz without too much trouble.