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for that past couple weeks i've been reading things on over clocking

i dont' play on overclocking my main system right now, because i dont' want to have issues with it right now, and since im a n00b i decided i'd start with a machine i dont NEED on a daily basis.

i have aquired for overclocking project ->
Conroe E6300 -> stock cooling, but im ordering better cooling today -> newegg -> along with AS5

D496GZIS INTEL board

kingston hyper x DDR2 - 800

ATI PCI-E x300

but since this is a low end system, it came with a 300 watt psu, it made by allied and has a gigabyte sticker on it. now the question is is 300 watts enough to over clock this system?

if not i have a coolmax psu i ordered in the past still un opened, i know its not a good psu but it was only 6 dollars, and free shipping, so why not order it? its claimed at 500 watts, but i highly doubt it is 500W.

i'd like to stick with the 300 watt one so i dont have to go through the hassle, but wat do yall think?


i knoe OCing systems are different for each system due to components and cpu stepping, but i just wanted to know what are good stable OC ppl have gotten. im not trying to go for the max, or the super OCs, jsut a good OC so i can learn it. -> on air cooling
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What does it say on the sticker of the 300w exactly? Don't even consider using the Coolmax PSU... I've heard them blowing up and taking almost all your components with it.
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post #3 of 12
it should be enough AS long as you dont have a power hungry video card...
I managed to overclock my E6300 with a 400w psu AND an X1800XT 512mb<---power hog.

As for overclocking, that motherboard might limit your overclock, but start with slowly increasing the FSB, see if you can hit 350 without having to increase the voltage.

EDIT: i missed the part about powmax. DONT EVEN THINK ABOUT IT. you better have a surge protector and even if you do, I cringe at the idea of that psu in your system. SInce yours is not very demanding on power, the powmax "could" be okay. but long term, I would say invest in a better PSU. Use this guide. and if you HAVE TO, order a used one from ebay, but from that list.
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roger that. thanks. hmm. lol i heard some bad reviews on cool max, but iono, may be i can use it to power random things liek cd drives to just play music on stand alone speakers, anwyayz


well anyways the first step to over clocking is upping the fsb. right? i guess you know you hit the wall when it won't boot up? or when windows starts to become unstable? then up the voltage. but what is the stock voltage at now?

and how much voltage is too much?
what is the max recommended temp for the e6300.
what should the temp be at?
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right on all accounts.

Voltage: dont go over 1.45 yet until you get better cooling. 1.45 was enough for me to hit 3.5GHZ with a big typhoon, yours might require more or less but at that voltage, temps get VERY high. You can go UP to 1.5 with good air cooling after that, My opinion, it's suicide.

Max temp? everyone will disagree. MY max acceptable temp UNDER load is 60 degrees celcius. Some will ask for less, some will tolerate more. but MOST tend to tolerate 60 degrees under load so since it's subjective, go figure...

Tems right now should be around 40-48 if you seated the thing correctly and your voltage is around 1.3-1.4. My board at stock voltage is around 1.28v, tems at 41 degrees idle and 48 load.
EDIT: its my OLD gigabyte board that was at 1.28V stock. the Asus one, I havent checked but im running this baby at 3Ghz with 1.42V
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thanks alot. question about ram?

i read that you should aim for cpu to ram ratio of 1:1

but how do you over clock the ram? is that auto done when you up the fsb on the cpu? or do i go into bios and change the voltage or something?

also for calculating the cpu to ram ratio how to u do that?
1066 / 4 is 266. but thats stock fsb. and ddr2 is 800, up and down thats 400 each. so im confused on how to do this part.
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What does it say on the sticker of the 300w exactly? Don't even consider using the Coolmax PSU... I've heard them blowing up and taking almost all your components with it.
i don't know right because im at work, but i'll look it up when i get home and update.
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the small label says "gigabyte60008"

but the big psu label says allied Model: sl-8320btx

draws 8A on +12v1 and 13A on +12v2
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OverClock? yes or no?
i believe we all know the answer.. is this question even worth asking?
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You can't OC on an intel board.

I'd reccomend the Gigabyte DS3.
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