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First time overclocking on Dual core.

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Hey, got a few questions about overclocking, im such a noobie when it comes to overclocking so i need some help
first of these are my computer specs:

Intel Core DUO E8400 cpu @~3.00GHz
AMD Sapphire HD 7750 1GB
4098MB RAM ( not sure what kind or where i can check, should be ddr2(?)
ECS IC41T-A Motherboard.

I recently swapped out my stock intel cooler on my Dual core with Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO and instead of 75c under load i now have 45c under heavy load and 35c idle( which is great for OC i think) and after installing it today i tried to overclock ( i researched that for days) but my BIOS was very weird and i couldnt find guide for that one, so i thought what the hell ill just go 400x9 making it 3.6GHz and left everything else the same, and when i rebooted the computer just didnt boot up, fixed that and reset it back to factory settings, now i got few questions.

1.is ECS IC41T-A MB good for overclocking? (http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Product/Product_Detail.aspx?CategoryID=1&DetailID=1088&DetailName=Feature&MenuID=24&LanID=0)
2. What settings do i need to change when i change my Clock speed to 9x400 ( theres like some kinda multipling stuff, not sure how it works)

http://images.bit-tech.net/content_images/2010/05/ecs-h55h-i-mini-itx-motherboard-review/bios1.jpg screenshot of my BIOS


thanks for help!
post #2 of 5
Didn't know the brand but after a quick search I saw it's largely used.
You shouldn't have so much trouble, i think the worstscenario is that oc'ing results unstable most of the time, but you can try ofc.
Maybe you need to update the bios cause in the link you posted i can see in the overview table "Motherboard Intelligent BIOS III (M.I.B III)" but in your screenshot you have M.I.B. II .

You can understand the logic of oc'ing by any guide, it's always the same and to be very very very schematic it's something like

final frequency needs more base frequency ( which multiplied for its multiplier results in final frequency)
more base frequency needs more CPU ( or CORE) voltage
more voltage needs more dissipation because it will results in more heat

what you wanna do is tryng different combinations of base frequency and multiplier ( or RATIO ) to find the one that needs less VCore (the voltage of the CPU or CORE) with the AUTO settings on voltages, then, manually, starting from the voltage you saw, you can both raise the frequency unless the system is stable, or lower the voltage the same way to heat the CPU less. The best is to have the highest frequency with the lowest cpuvoltage possible, according with the temperature the cpu can handle.

You did well with your try but maybe you left some settings you shouldn't to AUTO, i.e. I can see "CPU over-clocking func. - Disabled" that sounds something like you have to enable, maybe there is more.
Entries in bios you don't understand you can search for them by google

to find the specs of your hardware parts you can use cpu-z software, or read the codes printed somewhere on your part and searh for it too by google

hope this can help
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SSD OCZ Vertex 4 LG Cheap Optical Drive BeQuiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
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Asus VS278Q-P 27" 1080p 1ms ITEK Scorpion Hell ITK824 Enermax PRO82+ 650W  Corsair Carbide 400R 
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Honestly, my best advice would be to try to find a G3258 + inexpensive Z97 motherboard, maybe even a used one, to get yourself one heck of an upgrade. I'm almost certain you could find this for under $100.

If you'd rather risk killing your motherboard, continue reading! (good luck killing the E8400. I pushed one past 4.5 GHz years and years ago, but I had a FAR better setup. http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=421517 proof.)

1) No. That's a terrible motherboard to push your CPU with. It's a very low-end budget board with the last generation Socket 775 chipset. One of the later models, with DDR3, though.
2) Back in those days, the trouble with a low end chipset was actually the memory multipliers that were available. There's no way you'll be able to get DDR3-1600 out of that chipset. Even if you have RAM rated for it, you'd be lucky.

What i'd do is push the CPU as high as you can (400x9 is a good starting point), while having your RAM run at DDR3-1066 or lower. I'm not sure of the different CPU:DRAM ratios your motherboard has available, but slow that RAM down and you'll probably have better luck.

Also be careful with voltage. Even though it's just a dual core, it can definitely stress the voltage regulation out if you try to push the CPU too hard, which can cause a lot of trouble. Make sure the CPU socket area has plenty of air going over it to try to maintain reasonable temperatures. Most importantly, save up that $100 either way.
post #4 of 5
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Thanks for help guys, for some reason my computer just won't start up after i overclock, i just have to reset Cmos jumper for it to work again, still not sure what im doing wrong.

ill keep trying ,i just hope i don't ruin the CPU doing that.
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https://gyazo.com/f67655b16e7c85613d5100361b881147

my actual BIOS, could anyone give me values that make sense? i could work from there, because when i do it it wont even boot up
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