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I'm on a friends computer, he's got Intel, and I'm not totally sure about the settings I changed. I changed the FSB, but the number originally was 1333.3, shouldn't it be around 200? So I changed that to 1400 and stress testing now.
We don't want to mess with voltages.
If this helps: It's an Alienware.

Thanks, +rep for helpful posts.
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post #2 of 12
http://www.legionhardware.com/articl...g_guide,1.html
Read it, it'll help.
Just googled it..
Also, just learn about stuff before you change stuff that you dont know about.

Still, easiest way to OC is to raise FSB. It looks like you have 350 FSB vs the original 333.. So I guess you're already OC'd.
Keep going until its unstable, then back up.
    
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post #3 of 12
Your thinking of AMD, which is set to 2000 but intel uses 1333 for core 2s for the FSB. And yes, you should be using the reference clock to help with your overclock.
Edited by UsedPaperclip - 6/2/11 at 1:31pm
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Hmm, well there's no option for me to change the reference clock, only the FSB, which when raised also raises the clock.

Is it safe to continue doing this? and how high can I set it?
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Can you adjust voltages?

An e8500 should do ~4GHz with 1.28v.
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Not really looking to adjust voltages, getting the highest with stock is what we want to do.
If we can't get at least ~3.6 we might increase voltages though
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post #7 of 12
Raising the voltage is probably your best bet since you are locked out of everything else other than the reference clock and multiplier. I recall people getting more stability when they lower the FSB a bit after they get it to 4ghz.
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Max multiplier is X9, and I can't adjust anything else other than Voltage, and the FSB, so it requires me to increase FSB, but how high can I go before it's too high?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by eseb1 View Post
Max multiplier is X9, and I can't adjust anything else other than Voltage, and the FSB, so it requires me to increase FSB, but how high can I go before it's too high?
Max multi is 9.5

1600fsb should be doable, 3.8ghz shouldn't need any more voltage.
You might have issues with the memory handling the requested speeds.
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Ok, sweet, overclocked it to 3.7 stable for now (gonna stress test it more later).
Max temp it's reaching is ~75, shouldn't worry about that?
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