im considering overclocking this chip before going out and spending money on a new chip,board and etc. Here is what i have asrock g31-m-s mobo tntel e8200 c2d 2.66 4 gb ddr2 1066 ram nvidia geforce 6800. Kinda disapointed after i bought a hp envy h8-1534 has a amd 6core chip 3.8 (fx-6200) on a stock boad so wont be able to oc it. with 10gb ddr3 and a ati radeon hd 7570 2gb card and 1 tb hdd for 750
The G31/G41 chipset is an economy, entry level chipset. Unless you get really lucky, you will not be able to push the FSB freq past about 360 MHz. I have a G'byte G41 board. FSB freq of 352 MHz works. 353 MHz doesn't.
The problem with the E8200 series is that they have a 333 MHz. frontside bus freq. About the best you can hope for is a 10% increase in performance.
Core2 Overclocking Guide (generic guide)
It's for an Asus motherboard, but I think that the AsRock BIOS is similar.
Go through the guide. Then take your core voltage off Auto and set your memory voltage to factory recommended values. Change the System Memory Multiplier (or whatever your BIOS calls it) from AUTO to 2.00 - whichever you need to set the Memory Frequency to twice the FSB. Then when you increase the FSB, the memory clock will rise in in proportion with it. At an FSB of 333 MHz, your memory clock should be at 667 MHz.
Don't try to OC the memory. What little performance gain that you might get will not be worth any loss of stability. We talk about that here:
That G41 board I mentioned up above? I have an E6500 (same basic chip as yours except smaller cache, 266 MHz FSB, and higher multiplier) running at 3.66 GHz (333 X 11) with a mediocre by today's standards ACF7P cooler. It is stable at 3.87 GHz, but the extra performance isn't needed.
Why are you disappointed in this FX-6200 and asking about overclocking an inferior E8200 system?
Also, you most certainly can overclock that AMD CPU even if the motherboard BIOS doesn't support it. There are several AMD programs such as PSCheck that allow you to do it, granted they're a little more complex than BIOS overclocking. A better question would be how adequate that HP system's CPU and case cooling is for overclocking.
well i did just get a rosewill challenger case and i have plenty of space and i have 5 fans installed in the new case and i have also heard my vid card isnt the greatest(hd 7570 2gb) and feel i probably would have been better off using the 750 i spent on the hp to build a better custom box.
well i just got the case and i just ordered a 500w psu and memory just need decide what intel board i want i was thinking about getting the i5 3570k chip. this is what i was thinking about getting....
ASrock z777 extemem4 mobo
G.Skill ares Series
HIS H787q2g2M IceQ
Intel Core i5