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post #1 of 8
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First of all, how can I know when when I need to up the voltage? I am OCing a e6420 right now, and its stock speed is 2.133ghz. I have it set to about 2700ghz at the moment. And the last question is, is it really best to have a ratio of 1:1 for ram and the FSB? I'm like afraid to even try that. My ram is only 800mhz and i feel if it goes into the 1000s it will crap itself. Thanks in advance!
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Usually the first sign of needing vcore is you'll either BSOD or if you do make it windows and it lock's up on you. In that case reboot and add one more notch of vcore untill that dose not happen. Test with prime95 for a few hours for stability. Also remember that when raising your FSB your ram ratio is also going up. Your can either drop your ram frequence down to say 667 or 533 or losen your timming's.
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so then would you say that keeping it at the standard 800 is going to slow me down? or should i try to push it higher?
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what i will do :

- lower the memory clock speed to 667
- raise you're fsb
- when you're computer is not booting raise the vcore
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is there a fast way to tell if something is not stable? or do i really have to run that program for 3 hours...
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Usually I run it for 15-20 minutes, if there is no error I may increase to 1 hour, still nothing i do the long run overnight for like 8 hours.

EDIT: Also make sure you keep an eye on the temps for the 15 minute run and the 1 hour run. Then setup an auto temp shutdown for the 8 hour if you don't plan on watching it.
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post #7 of 8
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is it just possible that the CPU/MOBO i have is just plain terrible at overclocking? It seems unstable at 2.7ghz. I lag in skyrim with that speed
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At 1 to 1 your ram wont be 1000. Whatever the fsb is the ram will be so 800mhz ram is actually 400 and your fsb for say 1066 is actually 266 the ram is double data rate and the fsb is quad pumped. So at 1 to 1 if u had your fsb at 333 the ram would be 333 and actually below its rated 400. This can actually help bus clocking a locked cpu but chances are you wont be hitting bus speeds that will get ram to its rated at 1 to 1.
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