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September 27, 2011 1:40:06 PM

Well I have a Celeron E3200 @ 2.4 Ghz. And an MSI G31TM-P21 motherboard. My specs are the following:

Intel Celeron 2.4Ghz

MSI G31TM-P21

Nvidia GT 220 1GB

2GB DDR2 800(i think)

Now...the main game i play Call of Duty: Black Ops, a terrible PC port (pretty much recompiled code lol) i get 27-33 fps in really OPEN areas and 35-40 in mid open areas and 50- 90 in closed off areas, small rooms, etc. Pretty much a 30 fps experience all around. Mind you this is at lowest settings WITH an FPS config at 1280x768. So I pretty much did a whole system over clock. The GPU which was pretty easy to OC is running at 750Mhz at its core. And now to the CPU... What I did was go into BIOS and change the FSB to 225 & 235. I tried 250 (3ghz) but windows wouldn't load. The FSB was the only thing i could change, and the ram thing but only thing was in the ram was a bunch of ratios and i didnt change it, i just let the bios change the ram timings along with the FSB. So right now.. I'm running 2.8 Ghz stable on stock cooling at 45-50 C idle. I played games for a couple hours..no BSOD :D ! So is it this simple or am i doing something wrong? Sadly the OC didn't do *** to Black ops, still getting the same frames lol....but less stuttering. But in BFBC2 there's a very noticeable increase in smoothness. But i don't even play Battlefield that much ;/. So my question is did i OC this right? And can i get it higher than 2.8GHz stable? Because windows wouldn't load at 250 FSB. I haven't tried 240 or 245 but i wanna ask you guys because you can tell me if its just a waste of time or not, but so far everything is stable and no BSOD. Another question, why in CPU-Z and Speccy it says I'm still running at 2.4GHz but in Control Panel it says 2.8Ghz?

Sorry if I sound like I don't know what I'm talking about lol. Thanks in Advance!

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September 27, 2011 4:06:38 PM

Your oc is right, but that need many tweak , and about your mobo G31 very weak for obverclock , some good mobo LGA 775 is P45 / P55
Set your ram at 1:1 also loosen timing of Ram and raise small voltage ram. It will give up.
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September 27, 2011 5:28:30 PM

Thanks for the reply. I pushed the clock further to 2.95 Ghz, it won't go pass 250 FSB (3 Ghz) yet it runs on 245 sstable... I don't really wanna touch anything right now but ill try at 1:1, what do those ratios for the ram mean?
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September 27, 2011 11:32:27 PM

Yes .. Ratio ram also raise voltage ram at 1.9
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