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k gave it a go. trembelling like a ***** i booted the system in 8x300 to start with just to get the hang of things, jumping directly to 8x400 the pc failed to boot reverting back to it's defualt settings.

gave a 8x350 a go and the pc booted up - clocked at 2.8ghz i thought i was at a winning start - got to desktop and a Blue screen of death (BSD) appeared. now running at the defult clock speed of 2.66

what happened. i think i needed to play with the voltages a bit.
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It's a time consuming process. Don't worry about the rebooting. We all get that when we look for the sweet spot. You don't have to stay at 8 or at 300/350/400. Those are just points on the FSB I gave. You can use any increment you wish.

Your ram is set for 5 - 5 - 5 - 15?
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yeah those are the timings

are you saying that 10x322 could work but 8x400 might not. (as an example that the same speed can be achieved using different multiplyers

also are you saying that its not unormal for many overclockers to have FSB at say 349
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yeah those are the timings

are you saying that 10x322 could work but 8x400 might not. (as an example that the same speed can be achieved using different multiplyers

also are you saying that its not unormal for many overclockers to have FSB at say 349
Yes to both questions. You need to play around with the multiplier and fsb to find your sweet spot. Add to this the variables of FSB Voltage, Core Voltage, MCH Voltage raises at all tests and you will see that this can be time consuming. The numbers I gave you are base points, no more.

Many of us like to round off numbers so keep our clocks to the rounded off numbers even though they can be taken higher but that is just choice and has nothing to do with 350MHz vs 353MHz. Both are just fine.

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post #15 of 19
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right' o going pretty well for a first timer.

but i need a few questions answering.

First off I managed to overclock the CPU to 3.0ghz using 333 x 9 booted up fine and started running tests, was going well until I saw the temperature of 60 degrees. At first I panicked and instantly rebooted grabbing a screenshot just before I shut down, thinking the CPU could be in idle

Please click link to view image http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/4428/2ln8.jpg

One interesting thing about the above screenshot is the fact that it states that the CPU is clocked at 3.33 and at 370.00 x 9.0 yet I specifically set the bios to 333 x 9. ***?! It’s almost as though the CPU thought the multiplier had remained at 10 and I know for certain I changed it to 9. This totally threw me.

Also my bios wanted to overclock my memory speed according to the FSB, this was totally done without my consent and clocked the memory from 800 - 999. I have no idea if this is safe as I know little about memory overclocking, however I assumed that the bios was clever enough to automatically overclock the memory to cater for the increased FSB. Is this normal?

rebooted back to default settings as I thought the CPU was over heating and thought I would try the testing tool again, thankfully the results where the same. However I have a feeling that this is far too hot for the Conroe processors?

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http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/8789/1ic6.jpg

I understand that I would have to do a lot more testing to be able to confirm that the machine was stable and I would probably want to do a lot more tweaking, maybe increasing voltage very very very very slightly.

Overall it went ok and was a lot easier than I was expecting but there where some odd occurrences that I can’t explain.
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One of the issues that many people have with these processors is that they are used to dealing with heat issues from past processors that used software readouts of analogue sensors. This processor has a digital thermal sensor for each core and it reads hotter than the analogue sensors of the past. Conroes when overclocked do run quite hot at the core level.

I personally do not like 60C at load and would rather be in the 50+C level but even at 60C you are not at dangerous temperatures. This is not the Tjunction level either which is the midbase of the ICH (Integrated Heat Spreader). I believe that you need a good half hour or more of Orthos to know your full load temps maximum although there are those that think 10 minutes is enough.

I would leave the ram at that level. Download the memtest86+ iso and burn this Image to CD. Then boot to that CD and let the program test 2 runs. If there are no errors then this ram of yours is fine at that level.

http://www.memtest.org/#downiso

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Hi there this is my first post

I have recently purchased a new computer and am pretty keen to know how to overclock. I have never done it before but I understand the principle behind it. Because I’m an amateur I want to start off by just over clocking my CPU and maybe my memory. I suppose I should list the specifications which are relevant.

Intel e6700
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I have heard that the Intel E6700 can be overclocked easily to 3.66 using the Asus P5B Deluxe and I was wondering if I could reach similar speeds with the GA 965P DQ6. I understand that it’s not as good as the Asus in respects to overclocking but reading over the net I have heard various speeds which the Gigabyte board can reach using a E6700 using air cooling.

Because I have never done this before I am unsure on how quickly I should progress in regards to tuning the FSB and voltage and I am also unsure on how much voltage I should be applying for an increase in FSB. If anyone by any chance has similar or identical specifications maybe you could help me through here and advise me what I should be changing and by how much.
I have posted a picture of the Gigabyte GA 965P DQ6’s BIOS in hope you can aid me through this.



I understand that because my CPU was a ‘cheapy’ that I cannot turn up the CPU clock ratio.I am assuming that the CPU host frequency is the FSB which is going to be changed to around, ideally, 366? (by the way please correct me if I am wrong, throughout any stage of this) and the voltages which I will be tweaking will be the bottom 3.

Now where do I start….. :/
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post #18 of 19
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managed to clock to 3.4 without increasing volatge. pretty happy and am going to wait to learn a bit more on a less expensive conroe maybe later this year.

just like to say your help has been much appricated.
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well first you start to make out on the couch, then slide your hand


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