Hi everyone I am a newbie here so plz go easy on me
I bought this new motherboard recently namely ASUS P5G41T-M LX3.. Here's the info: http://www.cpu-upgrade.com/mb-ASUS/P5G41T-M_LX3.html
My processor is the core 2 duo e7400. @ 2.8 Ghz & stock cooler.
I tried to overclock it... Basically what I did was increase the FSB to 300 from 266.. and it worked..
So I am trying to max out the performance of this machine but since I am a noob I really don't think I would know about the voltage & DRAM frequencies & all.
So plz guide me. If you need any more info please reply & I will try to give you as much info as you need.
I just wanna share what i've done to overclock this mobo.
I have e2140 dual core 1,60 Ghz proc (FSB 800) with standard CPU fan cooler (3000RPM), and standard memory of DDR3 PC10600.
Using this mobo i have successful to overclock the proc until 2,280 Ghz. It's very stable, no BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) and the temp of proc around 49 - 51 Celcius only.
The steps are :
1. I upgrade the BIOS into the newest ver. 0402 dtd 2011.07.02
2. CPU Configuration settings
a. Ratio CMOS Setting : 8x (since the maks multiplier of e2140 is 8x)
b. Max CPUID : Enabled
c. Intel Virtualization Tech : Enabled
d. CPU TM Func : Enabled
e. Execute-Disable Bit Caability : Disabled
f. Intel Speedstep Tech : Disabled (if appears)
3. Jumperfree Configuration
I have tried 'trial and error' to configure this settings and these are the optimal configuration i can get :
a. AI Overclocking : Manual
b. CPU Frequency : 285 ===>> means FSB 1140 MHz (the best FSB i can reach, more than this : booting problem
c. PCI express freq : 100
d. DRAM Freq : Auto
e. Memory Voltage : 1.5000 V
f. NB Voltage : Auto
g. VTT Voltage : Auto
h. CPU Vcore : Auto (Have tried +150mv but my proc had a high temp = 59 Celcius, therefore i set it auto)
i. Auto PSI : Enable
Thats all guys i can share with you,, hope if you can overclock this mobo more extreem please kindly share
Gave it a try!! Works perfectly... But no change in performance ... I think I can further increase the cpu frequency... but I am not so sure...
Win 7 gave my cpu a 6.6... its still 6.6!!! no increase..
My friend has an AMD Phenom II 965 or 955 (I am not so sure) Black Edition..
It gave him arounnd 7.3 @ 3.2 GHz but it increased to 7.6 when he overclocked it somehow..
Also his cpu is an unlocked CPU... I don't remember locking my cpu
Anyways I don't think mine is unlocked...
Any further improvements??
Also my CPU still shows 2.8 GHz