Originally Posted by Agnostik888
Hi all, just bought this board with an E6600, eVGA 8800 GTS 640 superclocked, 2gb of Kingston 6400 HyperX SLI Ready ram, Zalman CNPS9500 AT CPU fan, and an Antec Nine Hundred case with side and inner middle case fans. Been playing around with various BIOS settings and up till today was using the AI Overclock 15% setting since I really don't know much about overclocking.
Found this guide when looking for info on enabling the SLI ready memory. Right now I am running it with auto overclocking settings and have the SLI memory set to CPUOC 0% only (was finding setting the SLI memory to CPUOC would overwrite my AI Overclock settings). My post is mostly in reference to the SLI memory settings and other bios OC settings. More specifically. What do those other settings in the SLI ready memory do? Like I am given the choice of between 0% and 10% I believe, Expert and Max. What is there difference with all those settings.
Also, I have been considering overclocking but am wonder if my cooling is sufficient or if there is a way to mildly overclock without pushing the heat too much. I would prefer stability, long life, and reasonable temperatures over extreme performance and was hoping someone could recommend my best path in relation to this guide.
expert enables epp support but allows you to change all options manually
Max is just that, it maxes out the speed of the ram (Within the context of the embedded EPP profile).
With some experience, you will find that the ram actually runs faster at tight timings/1T @800 mhz than it does at 1066 mhz and loose timings (also, its hard to get 1T stable at this speed). I;ve benched it both ways.
For example, I run my ram (which is SLI ready 1066 PC 8500) at 4-4-4-8 at 800Mhz @ 1T. It gives the best benches.
Set your ram to unlinked so that your overclock FSB does not directly imact your ram setttings.
With an e6600 OC;d to 20% that would be an overclock of 2.66 Ghz (20% of 2.4 stock). Set it back to default, input the settings on the first page of my guide. Then leaving the multi at 9x, go in and change the FSB (its 4x default the actual number) to 350 (1400 FSB instead of 1066). Set your memory voltage to the recommended voltage on kingston;s site. Set your vcore to 1.38. Run orthos for an hour and see if its stable. I would put all of your ram settings back to auto first and change the timings after you get a stable cpu oc
That will give you an effective overclock of 3.15 ghz which is a good starting point.
KHX6400D2LLK2/2GN I believe this is the part# for your ram. if so, you should be running it at 4-4-4-12 1T 800Mhz @ 2.0 Volts