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Thanks guys.
Cyrious says these settings are within spec, but i noticed you said to "further" the cpu overclocking, which would imply that i am overclocking my CPU(i think)
Actually i just realized you had OCed the processor while leaving the ram at stock. 3ghz @1.25v is pretty and shouldnt harm the hardware as i dont believe you changed and voltages (increased volts are far more destructive than increased clocks). I dont think you are going to be able to get 1:1 unless you press past the 400mhz bclock mark (youre at 333 right now, stock is 266).
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Call me stupid, but I'm just a bit uncomfortable running at 333 if it's supposed to be 266. Am I being paranoid? My computer is on a LOT
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Actually i just realized you had OCed the processor while leaving the ram at stock. 3ghz @1.25v is pretty and shouldnt harm the hardware as i dont believe you changed and voltages (increased volts are far more destructive than increased clocks). I dont think you are going to be able to get 1:1 unless you press past the 400mhz bclock mark (youre at 333 right now, stock is 266).
I did whatever they told me to do in that last thread i linked to. i think they did tell me to increase voltage
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Call me stupid, but I'm just a bit uncomfortable running at 333 if it's supposed to be 266. Am I being paranoid? My computer is on a LOT

Just keep an eye on your CPU temps and you should be fine.
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It's not so much the speed you run it at but the amount of voltage you run and the temperatures you achieve that will hurt things. Just stay within the ranges that the chip wont get danaged at. Im sure you can find a lot of 3-4 year old info on that series processor.
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Call me stupid, but I'm just a bit uncomfortable running at 333 if it's supposed to be 266. Am I being paranoid? My computer is on a LOT
so is my main rig, which has a quad core overclocked to 475*8 (3.8ghz, very high stable board clock considering the processor is a quad), has 4 sticks of fast ram in it running at high voltages, 2 graphics cards on direct link to the northbridge, and a high northbridge voltage. My machine is under far more stress than yours and it cruises along just fine.

And then there's the fact you have the #1 KING of LGA 775 overclocking boards. Its almost criminal to not push that thing. That board has a near legendary reputation of running hardware far higher than any other motherboard on the marketplace. Its the one reason why they are so hard to find and when you do find them they are EXPENSIVE. In otherwords, as long as nothing is overheating: You're fine. Leave the board and processor where they are (maybe add a little bit of vcore to about 1.28v, which is still well within intel spec; see this for full specifications) and enjoy the free speed boost.
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My main worry with overclocking is reliability, mostly with memory consisting of no-name or overclocked chips, as is probably the case with that Corsair DDR2 (I gave up on them after 3 sets in a row failed testing), but some mobos are built with weak CPU voltage regulators and will blow out a MOSFET or capacitor when overloaded. However the latter shouldn't be a problem with your Gigabyte E45-UD3P because its regulator is rated for 130W,
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Check out my guide in my sig. Should get you started as I had the same board as you did. If you have questions, ask. I will see if my memory will serve me any good. Q6600 at 3.712 GO!
 
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