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hey all!

Thanks in advance for the help - I've never overclocked before but I think I want to try it out. I just upgraded from two 8800 GT's in SLI to a single GTX 560 & my CPU is bottlenecking it based on what MSI Afterburner is telling me, which no surprise since its an old CPU. My goal in upgrading is simply to play BF3 a bit smoother. Here's my setup now:

Q9540 Quad Core 2 @ 2.67ghz
Windows Vista 32 bit
4gb RAM (not sure what kind - I believe DDR2 since I have never upgraded since buying the system in 2008 or 2007 forget which)
GTX 560

I'd like to try a very *safe* overclock. I'd like this rig to last until the new ivy bridge and next gen graphics card architectures come out (and decrease in price...). So my goal for the CPU oc would be 3.0 ghz. I understand that the way to do this is to increase my FSB to 375 from 333. Seems simple enough.

Here's my question now however: I've heard things about a CPU/RAM ratio of 1:1 being very helpful for system stability. If I oc my CPU to 3.0 will I need to oc my RAM as well? If so, how would I do that & to what figure to achieve 1:1?

In addition, in increasing my FSB to 375 am I going to have to increase my voltage as well? Any other settings I would need to change?

Thanks all! Again, complete noob here so appreciate all the help/suggestions I can get. Thanks!
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overlock help?
Are you serious?
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Originally Posted by Sweeny03 View Post
I'd like to try a very *safe* overclock. I'd like this rig to last until the new ivy bridge and next gen graphics card architectures come out (and decrease in price...). So my goal for the CPU oc would be 3.0 ghz. I understand that the way to do this is to increase my FSB to 375 from 333. Seems simple enough.
OCing will be 99.99% safe until 1.4ish volt and 72C temps.
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Here's my question now however: I've heard things about a CPU/RAM ratio of 1:1 being very helpful for system stability. If I oc my CPU to 3.0 will I need to oc my RAM as well? If so, how would I do that & to what figure to achieve 1:1?
Yes.When you will increase fsb both cpu and RAM will be OCed.You will need to adjust ram voltage accordingly.
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In addition, in increasing my FSB to 375 am I going to have to increase my voltage as well? Any other settings I would need to change?
Yes.Refer to the guides below.

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Originally Posted by Birdy1337
es the OP is serious. Why do you say this?
I meant that he's on OCN.He WILL get help!No need for the question mark in title
Edited by pteek - 10/29/11 at 2:42pm
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Are you serious?
Yes the OP is serious. Why do you say this?

Anyways, There are many guides on the forums for overclocking 775 CPUs.

Two guides I would look at is;

Newbie Guide to Overclocking (updated Core 2 or below ONLY)

And

Intel CPU Stable Overclock for Overclock.net

The first one will tell you everything you need to know about how to overclock it safely and the second one will tell you how to test it to see if it is stable.
    
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Are you serious?

OCing will be 99.99% safe until 1.4ish volt and 72C temps.

Yes.When you will increase fsb both cpu and RAM will be OCed.You will need to adjust ram voltage accordingly.
In addition, in increasing my FSB to 375 am I going to have to increase my voltage as well? Any other settings I would need to change?

Thanks all! Again, complete noob here so appreciate all the help/suggestions I can get. Thanks!
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Don't be so mean. He's new.
On other news, I have no experience with Intel.

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Don't be so mean. He's new.
On other news, I have no experience with Intel.

EDIT: Ninja edited me aye?
Yeah I saw that also I posted two links to guides the OP should follow that go in-depth to explain everything.
    
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