So my system was completely stable at 3.6ghz for the past 6-8 months or so, I've decided to push the limits a bit more today and go for an overclock to 3.8ghz... Only thing is im not sure how to read/adjust my vcore and ram settings.
Here are a couple of pics of CPU-Z with the current overclock of 3.8ghz - I've only changed the FSB in the BIOS to 422 at this point.
Yes Ive been watching the temps - it seems to peak at about 52 degrees... thats an acceptable limit right?
I did have a random freeze the other day so I downclocked it to the more stable 3.6ghz - going to put it back up to 3.8 today and see what happens.
Ok cool, also, somebody on the extreme overclocking boards said this to me:
Using the same motherboard and CPU a few years back I was at 4.8Ghz. 3.8Ghz shouldn't even remotely be an issue. You could probably achieve it at absolutely stock volts. You'll want to raise your FSB but change your memory divider so you aren't overclocking your memory too high. You'll run into memory instability before you run into CPU instability if you keep your current divider.
I think hes referring to the FSB RAM ratio? Its currently at 1:2 and he seems to think I should change it... what would I change it to, and how to go about this change?
Hi again! So I've increased my speed once again to 4ghz, tried changing the ram divider to set it closer to the 800mhz mark for ram stablility (is this right?), only thing im not sure about is my voltage settings... please help!
Pretty good, that board can push that cpu even higher just be sure to keep the ram in spec. The best bragging rights back in the day were those who were able to push the chipset clocks up to and beyond 500mhz (fsb 2000).
You are doing very very good with the volts unlike most