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Hi everyone,

Sorry in advance for such silly post biggrin.gif

So I have my Q6600 oc'ed @ ~2,9Ghz (FSB 333) (RAM DDR2 800mhz running only at 533 because other values don't go with the overclock), and I can't go higher because of my mobo. So I remembered about this ancient piece of software called Clockgen biggrin.gif
I squeezed 3,1Ghz out of CPU of mine, making the FSB run @344 mhz

Sooo the question is.... is it safe? or should I better not mess with it?)) (Considering the ram:fsb ratio and any other things)
    
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It should be ok, although running near the brink can cause data corruption, so it would be a good idea to back up any information. Then again it's a good idea to do that anyway. The RAM speed is controlled by a FSB multiplier, for instance 4 X 200 FSB = 800. Raising the FSB will incrementally increase the RAM speed. That's probably why you had to drop back to the '533' setting because the increased FSB plus the higher multiplier will give you something a lot faster than 533. As long as it isn't giving errors when benchmarking it then it should be good. I guess it depends on what you do with the computer. If it's your main computer and you have a lot of important information you don't want to lose then I would backup that information as soon as possible.

I need to dig out my old board and try out another run with Clockgen. I had my old dual P4 Xeon board with a stock 100 MHZ FSB running at 155 MHZ FSB. It would go to 113MHZ with HT on, and I could hit 125MHZ with HT off, which was the highest the BIOS would allow that CPU to do. However, since the board also took 133 MHZ FSB CPU's I knew I could get more. I never did make any screenshots or anything of that run, but I still have the old hardware taking up space. Clockgen is great for some of that older hardware!
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I thought if RAM is running at 533 which means 266x2, then if the FSB is 333, then RAM should be set at 667, no?))
    
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Yes, that is correct. Whatever multiplier you have times the FSB gives the RAM speed. Some motherboards don't show it this way. You can usually see it with something like CPU-Z.
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