Can you overclock E8400 to 1600 FSB? I want to match my memory, mobo

I have a E8400 Wolfdale chip that I want to breath new life into.

I allready have
Chip: E8400 1333 FSB

So on newegg I bought
Memory 1600 Speed:

Along with a 6gb sec SATA HDD and Controller Card and HDD (my goal to have faster R/W speeds)

My question is what setting in BIOS should I look for to speed up the 1333 FSB on the E8400 Chip? The memory is rated at 1600.

I heard you should match the FSB of Chip to the speed of the memory? Is this true? If so, the E8400 would need to be 1600 FSB. Is this right?

Thank you,


Below are the goodies I ordered..


GeIL Value PLUS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model GVP34GB1600C9DC
Item #: N82E16820144461
Memory Standard Return Policy


Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822136795
Standard Return Policy


GIGABYTE GA-P45T-ES3G LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813128496
Standard Return Policy


HighPoint Rocket 620 PCI-Express 2.0 x1 SATA III (6.0Gb/s) Controller Card
Item #: N82E16816115072
Standard Return Policy

Subtotal $253.22
Tax $0.00
FedEx Express Saver $27.28
Order Total $280.50
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  1. short answer,no. You woud need a FSB of 800mhz to reach 1:1 with 1600mhz ram.

    With slower ddr2 ram a lot of people went 1:1 for a nice performance gain, especially with a FSB of 400 and ddr2 800mhz ram. There's no point in tying with your ram. you might as well run it as close to rated speed, and enjoy the higher bandwidth.
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