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Hi all my name is Justin obviously. First I want to say thank you for anyone who reads this and takes the time to help me. I want to first off say that the computer and configuration I've got is something I've had for a good while now. I don't have much money to get a new computer nor do I have the money to build another one any time soon. I want to try my hardest to get the most out of the old piece of crap that I have now. I've been to other forums and tried multiple things that others have suggested and I need a good set of skills and advice to help me overclock the crap out of this thing. I know it still has some hidden potential in it somewhere and I can't leave it alone without unlocking it. Here are my specs below.

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0Ghz
Asus P5Q-E Delux Mobo
6gbs of DDR2 pc 6400
Nvidia GTX 570 GPU
2 standard hdds raided together in stipe 0 Raid
1000w Corsair PSU
Corsair H50 Self Contained Water Cooler

I want to start from scratch with overclocking and bringing the most out of my ram and out of cpu. I know I'm out of date but that's why I want to do everything that I can to make this last a little bit longer in playing games. I have Windows 10 64x and it runs great with my PC. No problems what so ever with the OS. I have tools that I could use to post whatever anyone would need to help me in this process of making the most out of my pc. Please hit me back and let me know what you need.
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Are you against buying ANYTHING or are you open to cheap upgrades? I still mess with a lot of socket 775 stuff and I believe a fair amount of other users on here do as well. Not as many of them actually use them for a main rig but you get the idea.

What are you trying to run on the computer?

You probably are going to want a full 8GB of 800MHz ram
Turning off the page file in windows will buy a lot of performance on this era stuff
You can probably find a cheap quad core for that board that will instantly make the computer twice as powerful for maybe $25

If upgrading is completely out of the question, the problem with your CPU is the FSB is already 1333 so the headroom is limited. You might be able to get it up to 1600 but don't bet on it. Besides that will only put you at 3.6GHz on the cores.
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Hi all my name is Justin obviously. First I want to say thank you for anyone who reads this and takes the time to help me. I want to first off say that the computer and configuration I've got is something I've had for a good while now. I don't have much money to get a new computer nor do I have the money to build another one any time soon. I want to try my hardest to get the most out of the old piece of crap that I have now. I've been to other forums and tried multiple things that others have suggested and I need a good set of skills and advice to help me overclock the crap out of this thing. I know it still has some hidden potential in it somewhere and I can't leave it alone without unlocking it. Here are my specs below.

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0Ghz
Asus P5Q-E Delux Mobo
6gbs of DDR2 pc 6400
Nvidia GTX 570 GPU
2 standard hdds raided together in stipe 0 Raid
1000w Corsair PSU
Corsair H50 Self Contained Water Cooler

I want to start from scratch with overclocking and bringing the most out of my ram and out of cpu. I know I'm out of date but that's why I want to do everything that I can to make this last a little bit longer in playing games. I have Windows 10 64x and it runs great with my PC. No problems what so ever with the OS. I have tools that I could use to post whatever anyone would need to help me in this process of making the most out of my pc. Please hit me back and let me know what you need.
Well, what's your intended overclock target?

I have a P5Q-E of my own and can tell you now it overclocks pretty well. I've gotten my Q9400 to 4ghz (500x8,was unstable) on it, and when I had an X6800 to play with I had that up to 3.5ghz (500x7, was rock solid stable and a fairly effortless OC) on it. Most P45 motherboards with a dual core on them were easily capable of hitting 500mhz bclock, and the overwhelming bulk of 45nm C2Ds especially the E8000 series are capable of going over 4ghz.
Really, I think its a tossup as to whether the board or the chip will flake out first.
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Well had the board and proc for 7 years now and I guess both are giving me issues on overclocking to 3.7 ghz. I know one of my harddrives always has a problem when raiding and will say error when it boots up. This error has been showing up for about a year now but now I think it may directly have influence on me being able to stay stable at that clock rate. Damn thing crashes every time, say if I got WoW running and Hulu. Back to the point though I can't seem to overclock past 3.5 without issues period. I want to get back to 4.2 ghz like when I first got it.
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Did you set the RAM to a low frequency like 533 or 667 to give you FSB headroom?
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Try setting the memory to the 1:2 divider (if your FSB is 350mhz, the DRAM clock should read 700mhz directly below it to get 1:2) so it runs synchronously, then increase the dram voltage to 2v. If that doesnt help any, try increasing the northbridge voltage to 1.34v, set the nb clock skew to 100ps, the CPU clock skew to normal, and increase both the Southbridge and PCI-E voltages by 1 setting (so if 1.1v, set to 1.2v).

What do you have the CPU volts set to, and do you have a camera to take pics of the BIOS settings?
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Well my RAM is stock 667. It seems like any time I mess with the timings on my RAM that the board just doesn't seem to like it. I have never really known too much of what I'm doing when it came to timings and never pursued it because I didn't want to run the risk of burning out my RAM. Now, as for taking pics of my bios I will most definitely be more than happy to do so, but please take it easy on me if you see something that seems, well, out of place lol! Pics will be in next post.
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Ok, I know I said that I don't normally mess with the timings but I forgot that I did last overclock that I did. Seems to be fine when I'm just running Chrome and games, but say if I have WoW up and Chrome with multiple tabs open it seems to crash after a couple of hours. So, main goal is to get the best overclock as possible, with guaranteed settings (I know that won't happen and trouble shooting is always necessary) and stable system.
Edited by Justin2240 - 7/13/16 at 3:47pm
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What brand ram is that? those timings suck. maybe something is super weird with them
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Dude can you not read?? I did those timings. Something that I was trying out to make my comp stable. If you're just going to say that what I've done sucks then please don't comment. I came here to get help in trying to understand overclocking better and find out how to be better at it. Not to hear from someone that won't even provide a solution to fixing my issue.
Edited by Justin2240 - 7/13/16 at 9:37pm
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