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If it was up to me I woudnt mess about with the Northbridge Voltage and Ram Timing etc
I would just use Asus Turbo V and Raise the Clock Multiplier until your System gets unstable then you would raise the Voltage keeping in mind that you are on a stock cooler, you could possibly push it from 2.8Ghz to 3.1Ghz or further im not sure
ASUS Turbo V. Isn't that software that you use to OC while in Windows? Is that ok? I always thought it was good to do it in BIOS.

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After looking at everything I would have to say that your OC is good and I would run the tests that XD posted to test to see if it is stable.
The only thing I OCed (if you want to call it that since I just went from 1333 to 1600 which is what the RAM was rated) was the RAM. That was weeks ago and I did test it out and it was good to go.

I'd like to start OCing other things. All that stuff (except RAM Voltage and RAM speed) is default. I'm looking to OC others things and what to know where to go.

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Just be careful with your ram. Since your 1055T is not a black edition CPU, you must use the HT ref clock to overclock. This will also overclock your HT link, ram, and NB. Make sure you keep your dividers in check in case you are overclocking your NB or ram too high by accident.

I would start by backing everything off and starting with the ram. However if you are not OCing the ram and NB yet, then back off everything and start with the cores instead.
All I've done (weeks ago) was put my RAM to 1600 which is what it was rated as. I'm not sure if this is considered an OC, but I think it is.

So everything is controlled by my HT link speed?
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So how can I go about OCing this?
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There are three main factors to consider when overclocking this chip.

1) the only way to do it is by the HTT/CPU Frequency/FSB.

2) the HTT/CPU Frequency/FSB is also tied to CPU speed/RAM/HT/CPU-NB so the higher you go on the HTT/CPU Frequency/FSB the higher the other linked clocks get.

3) Stability is a balancing act you need to get stability from all of those before you can call the overclock stable.

My method is this:

Start with the HTT/CPU Frequency/FSB. Increase this in 10 MHz steps testing with a program like Intel Burn test before increasing the "NB"(North Bridge) voltage to compensate.

This is where the balancing act comes in, to guarantee that the HTT/CPU Frequency/FSB is the only factor to keep an eye on, keep the CPU speed/RAM/HT/CPU-NB as close to stock speeds or under.

keep doing this and stressing until you get the HTT/CPU Frequency/FSB to 285MHz + if you hit an instability increase the "NB" voltage if this doesn't help for stability you may need to slightly increase the CPU-NB voltage due to the new base clock.

Once you get that stable then increase the the CPU multi and stress between CPU multi increases once that is stable move onto other thing like RAM and the CPU-NB.
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