My wife has a triple core that I've never been able to budge, but it runs fine anyway. She has a decent air cooler, Xiggy BTF 90. But I think its the cheap, older motherboard that really holds back any overclock.
i read through that article buzznut but i still dont feel comfortable enough to start changing all of those settings. as i understand only black edition have unlocked multiplier, (which seems to be the simple way) so i will need to change bus speed, ht link, memory timings and so on and thats a lot to get right. the thing which intimidates me most is having to change the timings on the ram, cant you recommend some settings just from knowing my cpu/mobo i only need .2GHz increase
I understand how to raise fsb and lower nb multiplier to match it now but i dont quite get the Memory Clock Mode. you can only choose 400 533 667 and 800mhz. in cpuz the DRAM freqency is 667, but now if i overclock (raise fsb and match nb) how will i calculate the dram freq. to match it? and does this mean i have to base my overclock on dram frequencies available to me? ie 533mhz