Originally Posted by Xosite
well i have been playing guild wars 2, and the performance gain is only in the loading of different maps.. maybe a 5-8 fps gain maybe. hard to tell. Temps stay around the mid 30's while in game with a spike into the 40's 20 min or so but goes right back to the mid 30's after a few seconds.
From here i don't really know what to do. I've been reading that people easily get the E6700 to 3.5ghz but for my knowledge level on overclocking i'm not necessarily comfortable going that far. If i increase my fbs anymore than what it is now, prime gets an error and stops a worker. But it feels as if im pushing a lot of voltage right now. or is 1.38125v nothing to right home about? i know overclocking is more then just increasing fsb and voltage to get more power its tweaking a multitude of options to get the performance to be stable.
Really, my question is now. What options do i have to tweak to get more performance and what should i look for in instability to stop and backwards engineer my overclock.
When I overclocked the E2180 and the E8400 on my EVGA 680i SLI (122-CK-NF68), I kept it more simple than that. I disabled everything that the overclocking guide I gave you recommends to disable, and I only concerned myself with the CPU's core voltage, the FSB voltage and the MCP's voltage. For the 65nm Core2 Duo E6700 (as opposed to the 45nm Pentium E6700), your maximum safe core voltage is at about 1.50-1.55V, so your FSB voltage can probably go as high as 1.5V. I think 1.4 to 1.45V should be enough for the MCP.
From there, I think it's just a matter of adjusting the FSB clock. However, if Jollyburner's experience will be yours regarding the performance difference between Linked and Unlinked, then I would have to recommend using Linked. When using Linked, you have to watch the FSB:DRAM ratio because using Linked means that your memory will be overclocked along with the FSB.
Finally, use the Small FFTs test in Prime95 to do the following:
- To find out what your full-load voltage is
- To find out what your maximum temps are
- To find out if your system is stable at the current overclock (12 hours minimum)